The Better, Brighter Football Boots

Up your game with the brightest in football boot engineering

When choosing a pair of football boots, it’s best to take it right back to basics. Ask yourself these questions: what conditions will you be playing in? (Astroturf, paddock, winter, summer?) What are the boots made of? (Some cheap synthetics have no breathability; whereas lightness and suppleness are usually good tests of quality.) Above all, are they comfortable to put on? If not, don’t buy them. Every new pair of boots promises to do something different, and while we can’t guarantee any will actually make you play better, this season’s colourways should at least dazzle the opposition.


Mizuno Wave Ignitus 3

Instep panels help generate dip, control curl and give unpredictable ball flight to throw keepers off. £120, mizuno.com


Puma evoSPEED 1.2

Microfibre upper for excellent grip in wet conditions. A super-light boot for faster pitch footwork. £99, puma.com


Lotto Sport Solista TX

Lotto Sport like to be different: the metallic upper glows at night. Shaped studs help landing and turning. £110, lottosport.com


Under Armour Blur Carbon III

Carbon fibre “lateral wings” help reduce roll when changing direction. A very stable and supportive boot. £165, underarmour.com


Adidas AdiZero F50

Gareth Bale’s high-scoring boot weighs only 165g thanks to a hollow frame: almost like running barefoot. £160, adidas.com


Nike Hypervenom SG-Pro

Friction-promoting upper aims to give constant touch, even in the wet. Includes detachable studs for soft ground. £170, nike.com


 
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