An athletic shoe is described with an outer sole having a laterally elongated matetarsal cleat of resilient material molded integral with such outer sole. The metatarsal cleat extends laterally across the entire width of the toe portion of the sole in a position immediately behind the heads of the metatarsal bones of the wearer's foot. In one embodiment the metatarsal cleat is in the form of a curved chevron including two wing shaped side portions each having curved front and rear surfaces to provide good longitudinal traction and self-cleaning action under wet condition. In additon, the chevron cleat is provided with two end portions and an intermediate porton having straight edges extending longitudinally to provide greater lateral traction. A plurality of other cleats of different shape and smaller ground engaging surface area than the metatarsal cleat are also molded integral with the outer sole. These other cleats are of a straight sided polygon shape, such as a hexagon or square, and are of the same height as the metatarsal cleat. The athletic shoe is for use in sports such as soccer, football or baseball, requiring quick lateral movement as well as longitudinal movement, on natural grass turf or synthetic plastic turf.