Balancing Risks, Rewards of Athletic Shoe Traction
Athletic shoes must provide at least enough traction to maximize performance and minimize slipping, but too much traction can potentially increase the risk of injury. Research suggests that traction on modern artificial turf can vary depending on cutting angle.
Sabick, Michelle B.; Cooper, Benjamin; Kuhlman, Seth M.; and Pfeiffer, Ronald P.. (2009). "Balancing Risks, Rewards of Athletic Shoe Traction". Lower Extremity Review, 1(4), 39-45.