A cleated outer sole for an athletic shoe is described which includes two pairs of heel and toe cleats of large ground engaging surface area to provide a long wearing sole. These pairs of large cleats are surrounded by smaller gripping cleats of substantially the same height as such larger cleats and all cleats are molded of resilient material integral with the outer sole. The gripping cleats are in the shape of straight sided polygons such as a square or hexagon to provide superior traction and cushioning. The larger cleats are of a different shape and may be triangular, rectangular or other shapes. The pair of heel cleats is provided on opposite sides of the heel portion of the outer sole, while the pair of toe cleats may be provided on opposite sides of the front portion of such sole beneath the heads of the metatarsal bones of the foot. The heel cleat positioned on the inside edge of the shoe functions primarily to provide greater lateral stability to the shoe. The two heel wear cleats are of left and right allochiral shape so that the heel portion of the sole is substantially symmetrical about the longitudinal axis of the shoe. Also, the shoe is made with a straight last whose axis bisects the heel bone and passes through the head of the second metatarsal bone.