Buying Football Equipment – Boots

When it comes to buying any football equipment, if you are serious about what you buy, you need to consider many aspects. Football playing takes a lot of training and professionalism, making it essential for you to have the right sportswear.

Football boots, or else called cleats are essential to play the game. In the rules of the game, it states what kind of shoes a player must wear. The cuts and studs of the boots vary according to the position you play and the surface. Boots which are designed for grass pitches have screw studs at the bottom to improve the balance of the player. Sneakers and plastic stud boots (moulded soles) are worn, when playing on hard grounds.

The latest shoes are designed with blades that spread in many directions set on the moulded soles for maximum grip. The cleats are either moulded or detachable. Detachable cleats have studs that can be removed and attached with different studs according to the ground you play on. Whether you play on synthetic grass, natural grass or hard ground, it is important to buy the right kind of shoes appropriately. Your position in the football team is another crucial factor. For example, a full-back needs lightweight cleats to give you bounce and velocity. So, the manufacturers try to use less material for insoles and padding.

Football boots come in high-tops, mid-heights and low-cuts and more recently ultra low-cuts. If you are a sweeper, you will need the ultra low-cut and ultra light-weight boots. If you are playing on dry and hard surfaces, you need softer and rubber studs on the turf soles. The upper of the boots are usually made of leather and synthetics and sometimes both. Leather boots are generally comfortable to wear but they tend to stretch in wet conditions. Synthetics boots are now made to be breathable in order to reduce sweating of the feet.

When you buy football boots its important to consider all these factors. Try them on properly, see which ones are more comfortable and also which ones serve the purpose well. They should fit at your ankle without any discomfort. The boots are classifies into Soft ground, Hard ground and Firm ground. It’s crucial you buy boots which fit your playing ground. Most of the time screw-in type boots are advantageous to buy, as you can change the studs according to the ground you play on.

Adidas F10 series, Adidas Predator Absolado series, Adidas Predator series, AdiNova, AdiPure, and Adidas Modular are some famous football boots from the football equipment manufacturing giant. Nike’s Murcurial series, Total 90 series, CTR series, Tiempo Legend series and the Shark line are some of the best from the popular sport gear company, Nike.

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