Best Soccer Cleats (Ultimate Selection)

With so many soccer cleats on the market, it’s difficult to pick which are the best cleats for you and your game. This is the ultimate collection of our recommended cleats.

In this list of the best soccer cleats, we have options for player position, foot types, injuries, materials, and much more. You’ll be sure to find a pair of soccer cleats that’s right for you.

Most of the soccer cleats are available for kids, women, and men, plus there is a special women’s section at the end. Jump straight to the section that’s best for you by clicking on the table of contents.

The best soccer cleats on turf

Best Soccer Cleats For Attackers

A striker can’t depend on subpar cleats and, thankfully, there is a wide selection of outstanding choices that will improve a striker’s game. 

Nike Phantom Venom Elite

Nike Phantom Venom Elite Game Over FG AO7540-600 Crimson/Black Men's Soccer Cleats (11.5)

Features

  • Precision PWR Strike Zone
  • Built-in Tongue
  • HyperReactive 2.0 Soleplate
  • No dynamic-fit collar

This is a boot that’s designed to be attack-oriented. The Precision PWR Strike Zone is essentially a series of raised grooves along the kicking area on the cleat (strike zone). While it won’t improve kicking accuracy, it does raise the level of power in the kick.

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The laces are above the built-in tongue and are designed for customization when it comes to how you want the boot to fit throughout a game. 

Nike went with a series of bladed chevrons for the studs and, though they look like they could easily get hung up in natural turf, play quite nicely and are free of any snagging.

The hyperreactive 2.0 soleplate is rigid enough to provide comfort and stability without being too much.

ProsCons
Very snug but comfortable fit Customizable lacing Precision PWR Strike Zone is effective Built-in tongue fits well No more dynamic-fit collarsA drastic change from the original HyperReactive

There’s also no dynamic-fit collar here, which is unusual considering the fact that most soccer cleats coming out nowadays seem to be in a rush to see who can make the dynamic-fit collar go even higher.

Adidas Copa Sense+

adidas Copa Sense + Firm Ground Soccer Cleats (Numeric_7)

The Copa Sense+ is another example of what can happen when you combine excellence and style.

Features

  • SensePods
  • Widened Toebox
  • TouchPods
  • SoftStuds Technology

Lockdown is very important in a soccer boot and Adidas employed “SensePods” in their Copa Sense+ lineup. SensePods are situated around the heel and the Achilles tendon. They do a phenomenal job in keeping the heel down without inducing blisters are friction burns.

ProsCons
SensePods and TouchPods are very comfortable TouchPods act as advertised No tightness despite the pod additions Impact SoftStuds Wider space for toesFeels a bit heavy

The TouchPods are located around the toe joints and they’re made of memory foam. They’re designed to reduce impact there and improve comfort, both of which they achieve admirably. However, the boot is thickest in these areas, losing a bit of the “barefoot” feeling.

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  • Regular fit
  • Fusionskin leather upper
  • Snug adidas Primeknit collar

Puma Future Z

Puma Men's Future Z 3.1 FG/AG Football Shoe, White-RED Blast, 6 UK

Features

  • FuzionFit+ Compression Band
  • ½ the lace loops
  • EvoKnit
  • Outstanding Grip Elements
  • Barefoot feel on the ball

The FuzionFit+ Compression Brand is an exceptional addition to the Puma Future lineup and though it feels a bit tight when you first slip on the boot, it adjusts nicely to create the most comfortable lockdown cleats on this list. 

ProsCons
The compression band works very well Better customization for fit and contour Outstanding grip Evoknit is as soft and durable as ever Balanced application of TPUBall touch-feel is average Upper feels cheap with the TPU look

Puma reduced the number of lace loops by half, allowing you to customize just how you want the laces to go for your preferred fit. You can even remove the laces entirely and rely solely on the compression band.

Puma uses an EvoKnit weave on its upper for a sock-like feel and is one of the most comfortable feelings fits on the market today.

Nike Mercurial Vapor 13 Elite

Nike Vapor 13 Elite Fg Firm-Ground Soccer Cleat Mens Aq4176-801 Size 6

Features

  • Vaporposite
  • Avail Q Lining
  • Low collar with stylish heel tab
  • Aerotrak Soleplate
  • Titan synthetic outer lining

The Nike Mercurial Vapor 13 Elite made a lot of changes over its predecessor and most of it was for the better. The vaporposite material offers plenty of impact-feel and ball touch when it’s impacted and is accommodated well with the Avail Q lining—which is super soft by the way.

The lower collar goes against recent trends but it’s beneficial when it comes to ankle fluidity and movement. As nice and form-fitting as higher collars are, they still lack that sense of movement that’s free-ranging. 

ProsCons
Vaporposite Avail Q Lining The lower collar facilitates movement Synthetic addition has more grip Aerotrak soleplate is rigid yet responsiveNot for very wide feet No one knows what the speed wing plastic is for

The Aerotrak soleplate is now designed and constructed differently, however, there is no drop-off whatsoever where responsiveness is concerned. The heel tab is honestly just a heel tab, but Nike was going for style points and they got a few. 

Adidas Predator Freak+

adidas Predator Freak+ Firm Ground Cleat - Mens Soccer

Features

  • DemonSkin Pattern
  • Laceless, compression fit
  • ControlFrame Traction System

Adidas designed the Predator Freak+ for power strikes and that’s exactly what resulted. Unfortunately, this has the natural effect of knocking off some of that ball-touch feel that so many players desire. 

ProsCons
DemonSkin is durable and explosive on impact Laceless compression fits great once it’s worn in a better traction system for AG and FGRequires break-in time

However, there are a lot of fans of the Predator lineup and for good reason, especially if you’re a striker. The DemonSkin pattern looks just like its sounds, with tiny, rubber teeth covering the upper and designed to grip and power the ball through the back of the net.

The new design makes this boot usable on both FG and AG surfaces and gives you a bit more control on the ground without sacrificing firm footing. 

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  • Regular fit
  • Laceless construction
  • adidas Primeknit upper, Firm ground outsole

Nike Tiempo Legend 8

Nike Men's Legend 8 Elite FG (Black/Black/White, 6.5)

Features

  • Kangaroo Leather and Knit Combo Upper
  • FlyKnit Fit Tunnel
  • Quadfit Mesh
  • Hyperstability Soleplate

Nike managed to accommodate leather lovers and knit lovers alike with a dua layer of kangaroo leather and knit that encompasses the upper. Nike’s proprietary Quadfit mesh covers the forefoot area, ensuring a solid fit regardless of someone’s foot size.

The midfoot is held down by the FlyKnit Fit Tunnel, which is sort of like a cylindrical tunnel instead of a typical tongue. The combination of all of the above materials is accomplished without making the shoe feel overly padded or heavy.

ProsCons
Outstanding combination of leather and knit Quadfit Mesh fits all comers Hyperstability soleplate provides great stability and performance Perfect power and fit for both mobile and power playersA tad sticky on AG surfaces

These are some of the most secure pairs of cleats ever assembled by a shoe manufacturer. No matter how you turn twist, sprint, or jump, your foot remains locked down, despite the fact that the Quadfit mesh allows so much movement amongst your toes.

The hyperstability soleplate is rigid with enough pliability to provide balance and control.

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Best Soccer Cleats For Midfielders

Wingers are attacking midfielders and the best is an absolute nightmare for opposing teams. As such, a lot is required of a winger and not just speed and reflexes. They have to have crazy footwork and have exceptional passing skills.

Nike Mercurial Vapor 13

Nike Vapor 13 Elite Fg Firm-Ground Soccer Cleat Mens Aq4176-801 Size 6

On the American side, Nike is often most associated with basketball and football, however, soccer is no less in the eyes of Nike.

Features

  • Light ; Streamlined
  • 360° Flyknit Upper
  • High Tenacity Yarns
  • Snug Fit
  • Lightweight and Lightly Padded
  • Longer Studs

The Nike Mercurial Vapor 13 lengthened the studs over their predecessor by 1mm, giving you more dig in the turf without sacrificing balance or explosiveness. The combination of arrow and rounded studs is a perfect ratio for explosive speed and acceleration.

The 360° flyknit upper is an upgrade over the previous iteration and is far more comfortable in conjunction with a very snug shoe that won’t come flying off your feet no matter how fast you’re flying down the field. 

ProsCons
High tenacity yarns Very lightweight 360° flyknit upper Longer studs to really dig in Snug fitNot for wide feet, Lack of padding Blisters are common

These cleats are extremely lightweight, so lightweight that some of the paddings along the inside have been removed, so you’ll feel every bit of the impact when your feet are in contact with the ball. Fortunately, this also improved ball control at the sacrifice of comfort. 

The snug fit and narrow design mean you’ll have to go with some thin socks, which will exacerbate the blister issue if your feet are prone to them. This is ultimately a very soft shoe, but that doesn’t mean it’s fragile because of the high tenacity yarns.

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Puma Future 5.1

PUMA - Mens Future 5.1 Netfit Fg/Ag Shoes, Size: 7 D(M) US, Color: Puma Black/Asphalt

They currently employ over 14,000 people and are mostly engaged in creating sports apparel for athletes but also dabble in the fashion arena as well. The Puma Future 5.1 is one of their newer endeavors.

Features

  • Dynamic looking aesthetic
  • Netfit holes in the upper
  • Stretchy evoknit collar and tongue
  • Expertly designed for cutting, pivoting, and acceleration
  • Silicone layer improves dribbling
  • Lightweight

Puma was either trying to frighten people or enamor them with a unique and elaborate design style. It’s the kind of aesthetic that people either love or loathe in equal measure. However, the material is ridiculously soft and so your first impression may be a wary one.

ProsCons
Netfit holes are well-placed Sock-like feel that’s strong and stay on Evoknit collar and tongue AG positive soleplate Close ball-to-foot feelAesthetics are either loved or hated Can be too soft for some

The laces are so close to your feet that whatever your style or choice of lacing is, you will still have a snug fit that will hold no matter how hard you pivot or suddenly accelerate.

The soft and thin material of the upper also keeps your foot in close contact with the soccer ball, improving ball control and dribbling since you can almost feel the ball skin-to-ball.

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New Balance Furon V6+

PUMA - Mens Future 5.1 Netfit Fg/Ag Shoes, Size: 7 D(M) US, Color: Puma Black/Asphalt

However, their primary expertise is in footwear and the Furon V6+ is here to impress.

Features

  • New and improved ankle cut
  • Lightweight Fitweave upper
  • Nylon soleplate and ribbed mid-foot
  • infiniGrip insert
  • Chevron studs with one reversed
  • True to size

New Balance set out to make improvements over the previous generation of Furon and, whether it was accidental or purposeful, ended up with an almost complete revamp. 

The new and improved ankle cut turns the Furon 6+ into a sock-like, slide-on fit. The ankle cut is also soft, with stretchy material that doesn’t irritate the skin or rub it wrong throughout prolonged use. 

ProsCons
Improved ankle cut over predecessor Lightweight Fitweave upper Excellent infiniGrip insole Reverse stud for pivots Excellent grip with the nylon soleplate and ribbed mid-footNot the best choice for narrow feet No protection or padding on the upper

The infiniGrip insert functions incredibly well, not allowing your foot to move within the cleat no matter how concussive the pivot is. Combined with a snug fit, these features allow for a remarkable level of versatility on the field. 

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Mizuno Morelia Neo II

Mizuno Men's Morelia II SI P1GC150101 Black/White - 9.5 US

Features

  • V-cut
  • Leather material with synthetic leather at the midfoot
  • Each one is personally built by hand
  • Dynamic Fit Counter
  • Wavefit customizable lacing
  • Conical 9×4 stud pattern
  • True to size

If you’ve never experienced a leather pair of cleats, then you’re missing out with the Mizuno Morelia Neo II. Somehow the Japanese manufacturer managed to make leather function in a design that has to be lightweight and extremely speedy.

Because leather isn’t nearly as flexible as the far more soft and flexible materials in other boots, Mizuno included a V-cut shape in the upper so that precision cuts and pivoting are free from bind-ups in the leather. 

Synthetic leather was used in the midfoot for similar reasons, more flexibility when you need it and it helps lighten the material. Mizuno achieved the same “barefoot” feel as competitors by using synthetic leather in the tongue that’s extremely thin but strong.

ProsCons
Customizable lacing Dynamic fit counter Conical studs V-cut Lightweight, thin tongueRequires some break-in time Tight in the middle

The Wavefit customizable lacing looks very traditional but is designed with reverse threaded laces so that you can customize how you tie it to your personal preference. 

The Conical 9×4 stud pattern offers explosiveness off the mark with a great range of motion when pivoting or changing direction.

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  • Light, Soft, Barefoot Feeling
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Adidas X Speedflow .1

adidas X Speedflow.1 Firm Ground Cleat - Unisex Soccer

Features

  • Silicone layered upper
  • Midfoot rigidity
  • Exposed and stretchable tongue and knitted lace area
  • Carbitex soleplate
  • Speed successfully married to comfort

Adidas set out to develop and produce a soccer cleat that offers both incredible comfort and speed, without sacrificing one in favor of the other. The result is exceptional and it’s safe to say they largely succeeded. 

The silicone layered upper is stretchy and extremely comfortable with enough form and a snug fit to keep your foot in place. The material feels soft and luxurious but is exceptionally tough and resilient.

ProsCons
Perfect application of strength and comfort in the upper Carbitex soleplate Speed and comfort Cushioned padding in the heel Most comfortable shoe on the listToebox is a little wide for players with narrow feet

The carbitex soleplate is as hard and light as ever, offering plenty of durability without sacrificing its lightweight features. There’s no compromise in comfort no matter how hard you pivot, spin, dribble, or pass.

The Adidas X Speedflow .1 has cushioned areas around the heel to reduce blistering and keep your foot in place at the same time. Adidas managed to maintain the barefoot feel despite the silicone upper so dribbling now has some grip as well. 

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  • Lace closure
  • Textile upper
  • adidas Primeknit low collar, 3D molded heel

Best Soccer Cleats For Defenders

If the striker is the Queen piece on the board—in terms of power—then the Rook would be the goalie. It makes sense as well since the rook is represented by a castle and what is the goal if not the castle of the defense and the ultimate defender? A good castle begins with a good foundation.

Puma Ultra 1.3

PUMA Ultra 1.3 FG/AG Sunblaze/Puma White/Bluemazing 6.5 D (M)

Features

  • MATRYXEVO Upper with a new weave
  • Peba SpeedUnit outsole
  • V-shaped studs designed for speed and acceleration
  • GripControl ProSkin
  • Subtle spikes in the forefront
  • Speedcage

Puma was aiming for speed, control, precision, and acceleration with their MATRYXEVO upper. This is an extremely lightweight upper that tops out at 169g. It also has a very snug yet comfortable fit. 

The best part about the upper—especially for goalies—is that it’s interwoven with Puma’s new Speedcage, which is a lacing system that better encompasses the foot, increasing support for quick pivots and explosive acceleration.

The V-shaped studs on the soleplate also accommodate Puma’s desire for a little extra speed and explosive capability. The synthetic upper provides for a more streamlined fit, which is a bit of separation from the previous Puma 1.2s.

ProsCons
Speed, control, and precision Speedcage is perfect for lockdown in explosive movements Peba outsole MATRYXEVO upperMore break-in time than is usual GripControl ProSkin makes for a tight boot early on

The subtle spikes in the forefront give that little bit of extra power in each step for forwarding momentum, quick stops, and pivots on a dime. The GripControl ProSkin is just a little too much, making the boot a shade too sturdy for a quick and easy break-in time. 

Nike Tiempo Legend 9 Elite

Nike Legend 8 Elite FG Mens Football Boots AT5293 Soccer Cleats (UK 4.5 US 5 EU 37.5, Black Blue Hero 004)

Features

  • Nike’s Patented Control System
  • Nylon reinforcement tunnel
  • Adaptable Quadfit forefoot
  • Improved AG Sole

Not only is there a lot of Nike tech packed into this boot, but it’s also one of the most comfortable Nike variations on the market. So comfortable, in fact, that it’s recommended to go half a size low when you purchase one because the pure comfort suffers when it comes to lockdown.

Nike has perfected its FlyKnit and adaptable Quadknit that has resulted in a boot that’s superior in comfort and style, while not losing any of its formidable features. The knitted foundations improve lockdown and although the leather portion is very thin, it works well with the rest of the pattern.

ProsCons
Nike Control System Nylon reinforcement tunnel improves stability Adaptable Quadfit Forefoot Improved AG sole is good for all turf High level of comfortLockdown is lacking in true-to-size Order half a size small

The Nylon reinforcement tunnel is a part of the inner portion of the boot that accomplishes several things, primarily increasing support, providing more touch on the ball, and improving overall stability.

The final result on the soleplate is plenty of explosive movement, pivoting, and acceleration regardless of what turf you’re playing on. It has plenty of bites, without falling into the same problematic pattern that plagues many Nike cleats, which is too much dig.

Adidas Copa 20.1

adidasCopa 20.1 Firm Ground ShoesBlack/Signal Orange4

Features

  • Light but thicker upper
  • In-Flight pack
  • ExoFrame Plate
  • Rounded and Half-Moon studs

Adidas looked to upgrade the thickness of the Copa lineup without sacrificing the lightweight feel and use. They largely accomplished this, going from a featherlight feel to one of stepping into clouds. 

They stayed largely classy with the aesthetic appeal of the Copa 20.1, as the look and feel of the shoe are almost ordinary without detracting from the cool exterior design. It’s a nice-looking boot, with a more traditional lacing system that gives you good control over tightness. 

ProsCons
ExoFrame plate is sturdy and comfortable In-Flight pack is a classic and beautiful design Rounded and half-moon studs are incredibly versatile Increased padding in the upper doesn’t add weightToebox isn’t very narrow for smaller feet

The In-Flight pack is all aesthetics with the cool blue look transposed against the classic white stripes, making a boot that retains the classic feel of an Adidas shoe without getting ridiculous about it. 

The ExoFrame is incredibly sturdy, offering an immense amount of comfort and control on the field. The combination of frame and studs is perfect for pivoting, leaping, accelerating, sprinting, and quick changes in direction. 

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Mizuno Morelia Neo 3 Beta

Mizuno Men's Morelia NEO 3 PRO AG Soccer Shoe, Black/Black, 10 UK

Features

  • Barefoot Knit
  • BF Knit mid-foot
  • All-leather forefoot
  • Conical studded plate with more bite

Mizuno has long been known for the incessant desire to stick with leather, even in an environment where speed was becoming more and more prevalent. However, Mizuno keeps using and continues to defy expectations.

However, with the Neo 3 Beta, Mizuno eschewed leather in the upper in favor of a knitted one-piece upper that they call their Barefoot Knit. Not wanting to go too far, Mizuno still included a thin layer of synthetic leather overlapping the BF Knit. 

ProsCons
Barefoot Knit is exceptional, despite the inexperience The all-leather forefoot is perfectly balanced with the upper Studs are all-terrain A speedy boot despite the leatherAs with anything with leather in it, it will take some break-in time

Mizuno did stick to their old ways with the soleplate, but only because it works. Their standard 9×4, rounded studs are all present with the exception that they have a little more bite than previous iterations, making the Neo 3 Beta a great boot for AG or FG.

The leather forefoot is also incredibly comfortable and form-fitting, without feeling separated from the newer, knitted material of the upper. There’s still an excellent “ball-feel” on the toe while retaining plenty of comfortable, leather padding. 

Adidas X Ghosted

adidas Men's X GHOSTED.1 Soccer Shoe, White/Black/Gold Melange, 4

Features

  • Extremely thin MirageSkin upper
  • Aggressive studs
  • Dynamic carbon plate

At first glance, you wouldn’t be wrong to assume that these are nothing more than an eccentrically alien-looking pair of house slippers. When you look closer, you can tell that this is a different boot altogether.

In a nod back to the heyday of the Adidas F50, Ghosted is all about speed. The MirageSkin upper is extraordinarily durable despite—or at least seemingly—being almost paper-thin. It has the best “barefoot” ball touch of the entire list, for obvious reasons.

ProsCons
Carbon fiber soleplate MirageSKin Upper for a super lightweight feel Arrowhead studs are more aggressive Solid fit with excellent lockdownSticky on natural turf The thinness of the upper takes power out of kicks.

In their unending quest for more speed, Adidas went with a more aggressive stud in this variation, with a soleplate covered in arrowheads. This means that real turf will likely not be as accommodating. 

The dynamic carbon soleplate is the most unique aspect of the Ghosted line, with Adidas successfully integrating a blend of powerful and rigid carbon into the soleplate without losing flexibility and comfort. 

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Best Leather Soccer Cleats

If you’re looking for the best leather soccer cleats, given below are three of our top picks in almost every aspect. So, read on!

Nike Tiempo Legend 7 Elite

Nike Tiempo Legend 7 Elite FG Soccer Cleats (M6.5/W8, White/Hyper Crimson/Black)

Nike Tiempo Legend 7 Elite is the best kangaroo leather cleats out there. It weighs just around 7.2  lbs and is quite lightweight compared to other soccer cleats. 

One of the best features of Nike Tiempo is the newest FlyKnit feature. This feature offers extra comfort along with breathability. 

For the grip and stability of your body, these soccer cleats come with a stud pattern. This pattern ensures proper traction, along with excellent maneuverability. There’s an additional heel liner present too.  

As it’s kangaroo leather, these soccer cleats offer great durability. 

Pros: 

  • Soft and Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Excellent soleplate
  • Lightweight

Cons: 

  • May get expensive
  • Break-in-time is required

Adidas Copa 19

adidas Men's Copa Gloro 19.2 Firm Ground Soccer Shoe, Black/hi-res red/Silver Metallic, 9 M US

Adidas Copa 19+ is yet another great kangaroo leather cleat. One of the special features of these shoes is that it’s laceless. So, you don’t have to go through the hassle of tying laces. 

The kangaroo leather used is premium and hence, reduces over-stretchability to give you a firm and stable grip. 

Talking about comfort, these cleats contain a sock liner and foam control. Additionally, the kangaroo skin here is treated with FusionSkin. This offers a stitch-free upper. It also reduces water absorption to keep your cleats dry and durable. 

Pros: 

  • Premium leather quality
  • Comfortable
  • Low water absorption due to FusionSkin
  • Convenient 

Cons: 

  • Expensive
  • Lack of laces may cause troubles 

Nike Tiempo Legend 8 Academy MG

Nike Youth Soccer Tiempo Legend 8 Academy MG Cleats (Numeric_3) Grey

If you do not want kangaroo leather-based cleats, you can go for Nike Tiempo 8 leather cleats. 

There are plenty of features such as ultra-softness. Additionally, the calfskin makes the cleats extra comfortable and stretchy. 

As calfskin leather is more stretchable than kangaroo leather, it’s preferable for those looking for more accommodating cleats. These shoes are also quite lightweight. 

Pros: 

  • Soft and Comfortable
  • FlyKnit offers stretchability
  • Lightweight
  • Great stability

Cons: 

  • Not very durable
  • Low tensile strength

Best Soccer Cleats for Wide Flat Feet

We have handpicked the three best soccer cleats, especially for your wide feet. These cleats will help you will all of the problems mentioned above.

Nike Tiempo Legend 8 Academy FG 

Nike Tiempo Legend 8 Club FG/MG Black/Black Men's 7, Women's 8.5

Nike has been one of the most reputed names when it comes to sports. With Tiempo Legend 8, it definitely proved that. 

Tiempo Legend 8 soccer cleats are some of the best seats available in the market today owing to their material and comfort. 

These pairs of shoes may be a bit expensive because the material is pure leather. Add the FlyKnit technology used for extra comfort and you get the best deal. 

Additionally, this pair of soccer cleats have a ‘Hyperstability’ soleplate that offers extra stability and balance in every situation. 

These shoes also come in a variety of sizes, colors, and are also gender-neutral. 

Pros: 

  • Wide and large sizes available 
  • Durable and strong
  • Provides extra stability
  • FlyKnit provides extra comfort
  • 6 types of color combinations available. 

Cons: 

  • May get a little expensive

Adidas Copa Mundial Soccer Shoes

adidas mens Copa Mundial Soccer Shoe, Black/White/Black, 10 Women 9 Men US

Adidas is yet another brand known for its exceptional sportswear and shoes. Adidas Copa Mundial Soccer Shoes is definitely a product of excellence and comfort.

These shoes are timeless and have been there in the market for over 20 years now. 

Talking about the material, these soccer cleats are also made up of kangaroo leather. Due to this, it offers admirable performance along with durability. 

Additionally, these shoes also contain central lacing with a leather tongue so you can tighten the shoes the way you find them comfortable.

The extra weight also adds up to provide proper stability, and firmness, which soccer requires. 

Pros: 

  • Available in various sizes
  • Adjusts and molds according to your foot size
  • Provides proper stability 
  • Consists of pure leather that offers durability 

Cons: 

  • Weight may get too much to handle for some people
  • You may not like the leather tongue 

PUMA Men’s Evopower Vigor 1.3 FG

PUMA Men's Evopower 1.3 Firm Ground Sneaker, Red Blast White, 8 M US

If you’re not a leather lover, then this pair of soccer cleats are for you. 

These shoes are perfect for all kinds of feet, including wide feet. They’re comfortable and have quite a lot of space to accommodate your feet properly. 

Power and speed are two things, these shoes guarantee comfort and stability. They are also extremely lightweight and durable. 

The shoe colors also have a bright yet sporty look to them. 

Pros: 

  • Lightweight and durable
  • Quite spacious for wide feet
  • Uses microfiber material
  • Sporty and minimal look 

Cons: 

  • The arch support may not be that efficient
  • The price is relatively expensive

Best Soccer Cleats For Foot Pain

If you face continuous foot pain during your soccer matches, then you may want to try out the below-mentioned soccer cleats. These cleats offer maximum comfort along with great stretchability. 

Adidas Men’s Predator 19.3

adidas Predator 19.3 Firm Ground (mens) Bold Blue/Silver Metallic/Active Red 9.5

If you’re searching for an extremely comfortable soccer cleat, then look no more. Adidas Men’s Predator 19.3 has some exciting features such as a structured primesh upper. 

Additionally, the cleats can mold and stretch into the shape of your feet to ensure proper fitting. 

During sudden jerky movements, the sock-like structure absorbs the shock and reduces the probability of foot injury. 

Pros: 

  • Durability due to kangaroo leather
  • Lightweight 
  • Stretchable 
  • Quick-drying

Cons: 

  • Not water resistant

Puma Men’s Evopower 1.3

PUMA Men's Evopower 1.3 Firm Ground Sneaker, Safety Yellow/Black, 9 D US

One of the best overall soccer cleats is Puma Men’s Evopower 1.3. These shoes are specifically used for heel pain. In fact, they are considered as one of the best. 

The synthetic material can make your feet feel comfortable. Additionally, the soleplate is such that it reduces the impact on your feet. This helps in preventing foot pain. 

Hence, it becomes the go-to soccer cleat for various soccer players out there. One thing to keep in mind is that these shoes aren’t really the best for players with wide feet. 

Pros: 

  • Waterproof material
  • Comfortable
  • Soft and flexible inner sole
  • Removable inner sole for your preferences
  • Kangaroo leather-based 
  • Great durability

Cons: 

  • May take time to clean
  • Not preferable for wide-feet players

Nike Neymar Mercurial Veloce III FG Cleats

Nike Neymar Mercurial Veloce III FG Cleats [Racer Blue] (10.5)

If you’re looking for a reasonable pair of cleats, you may go for these cleats. One of the best features of these soccer cleats is that they contain a 3D Speed rib design. 

This helps in controlling the ball. With its grip, passing the ball also becomes quite easy. 

Talking about comfort, it consists of a double-density inner sole. This reduces the overall impact on your feet and also, provides great comfort. It also consists of a low-padded heel that can help in relaxing your feet.

Pros: 

  • Comfortable
  • Padded soles and heel
  • Helps in passing and controlling the soccer ball
  • Reasonable 

Cons: 

  • May take time to adjust

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Adidas Predator Freak .3 Firm Ground Soccer Shoe Men’s

adidas Predator Freak .3 Firm Ground Soccer Shoe (mens) Black/White/Black 5

What Predator Freak Is Used For

There is a whole line of Predator Freak soccer cleats. Each version is meant for different types of fields. This version is for firm ground fields. The rubber soles are better for providing traction on firm ground.

What’s Unique About Adidas Predator Freak?

Here are a few things that make these cleats unique:

  • True to size.
  • Upper material coated with Demonscale for better ball control.
  • Five color choices
  • Cleats are wider than most competitor cleats.

Specifications of Predator Freak

  • Maximum traction rubber sole
  • 100% synthetic materials
  • Unisex product
  • Regular fit
  • Coated textile upper
  • Firm ground soccer shoe

Adidas Predator Freak Performance

Users report these hold up well for long hours of play. They’re lightweight, so great for running. 

They’re not water-resistant, so not good for a wet field. They do provide great traction on dry fields, though. 

The laces stay tied tightly, and the fit is true to size. 

Pros and Cons to Predator Freak Cleats

Pros:

  • True to size fit
  • Lightweight
  • Five color choices
  • Affordably priced

Cons:

  • Not water-resistant
  • Little ankle support
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PUMA Mens Ultra 2.2 Firm Ground Artificial Ground Soccer Cleats

PUMA Mens Ultra 2.2 Firm GroundArtificial Ground Soccer Cleats - White - Size 7 M

What Ultra 2.2 Firm Ground Soccer Cleats Are Used For

These cleats are used to play on firm ground fields and artificial turf. The outsole features studs inspired by track-runners. It provides better traction to players.

What’s Unique About PUMA Mens Ultra 2.2 Cleats?

A few things stand out about these cleats:

  • Made for rapid acceleration.
  • Track-inspired studded outsole.
  • The sock liner and collar are removable.

Specifications of PUMA Ultra 2.2 Cleats

  • Lace-up
  • Synthetic construction covered in fabric
  • Coated with GripControl Pro
  • Multiple color choices
  • Lightweight

PUMA Ultra 2.2 Performance

These cleats are designed to make you faster. You can accelerate in different directions quicker, too. 

The coating provides good upper traction for better ball control. Agility and footwork stand to improve with these cleats. 

Pros and Cons to PUMA Ultra Cleats

Pros:

  • Superior ball control
  • Fast acceleration
  • Lightweight
  • Removable sock liner and collar
  • Lace-up closure

Cons:

  • Some issues with durability
  • Little pricey
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New Balance Unisex-Child Furon V6+ Dispatch Junior Firm Ground Soccer Shoe

New Balance Boy's Furon V6+ Dispatch Junior Firm Ground Soccer Shoe, Black/Gunmetal, 1.5 Little Kid

What New Balance Furon V6+ Dispatch Cleats Are Used For

These are youth cleats used for firm ground fields. The studs are designed to give better traction on slick ground surfaces. Players can use them on outdoor firm ground fields and artificial fields. 

What’s Unique About New Balance Furon V6+ Dispatch Cleats?

Let’s look at what things set these cleats apart from the competition:

  • The upper pattern makes them fit better.
  • Value pricing.
  • Support in all directions.
  • Bent front studs for better grip to accelerate.

Specifications of Furon V6+ Dispatch

  • Rubber sole
  • Adjustable lace-up closure
  • Synthetic PU upper
  • Full ankle support in any direction
  • Thin, removable insole
  • 3.86 inches deep

New Balance Furon V6+ Dispatch Performance

These soccer cleats give players a better ability to accelerate faster. The toe studs are bent back to provide a better grip on the turf. 

The cleats are designed to provide support no matter which direction you turn. The studs down the sides of the shoes are all the way to the outer edge providing more stability.

The upper pattern helps with ball control. It makes for good traction between the ball and the player’s foot.

Pros and Cons to New Balance Furon V6+ Dispatch

Pros:

  • Highly supportive
  • Affordable
  • Wide range of size availability
  • Good grip in front for better acceleration
  • Side studs at outer edge

Cons:

  • Not breathable
  • Not quite true to size
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  • New upper pattern for a strong fit
  • Synthetic PU upper providing multi-directional support
  • Firm ground cleats for use on firm ground surfaces

Nike Phantom Vsn 2 Elite Df FG Mens Football Boots Cd4161 Soccer Cleats

Nike Phantom VSN 2 Elite DF FG Mens Football Boots CD4161 Soccer Cleats (UK 6 US 7 EU 40, Black Black 010)

What Nike Phantom Vsn 2 Elite Cleats Are Used For

You can use these cleats to play both offensive and defensive positions on the field. They’re designed to fit snug and provide good traction on any type of field. 

Nike Phantom cleats work for both soccer and football players.

What’s Unique About Nike Phantom Vsn 2 Elite Cleats?

These cleats are highly breathable. They have a Flyknit construction that allows for good airflow and flexibility. 

They also have hidden laces. It’s called the Ghost Lace System. It keeps the cleats pulled tight around your foot while allowing for a clean playing surface on top.

The Quad-Fit mesh conforms to your foot, so you get support every time you cut one way or the other.

Specifications for Phantom Vsn 2 Elite

  • Precise Touch on upper for ball control
  • Dynamic Fit collar
  • Flyknit construction
  • Rubber sole
  • 4.41 inches deep
  • Under one pound weight

Nike Phantom Vsn 2 Elite Performance

These Nike cleats provide excellent ball control because of the upper material. Your footwork improves when the ball has traction with your shoe. 

The cleats grip the field snugly, so you feel more confident running down the field. They’re also lightweight allowing you to run faster.

They fit snug and provide support for your ankles all the way around.

Pros and Cons of Phantom Vsn 2 Elite

Pros:

  • Ball sticks to upper for good control
  • Highly breathable
  • Comfortable, snug fit
  • Ghost Lace system prevents interference

Cons:

  • Some durability issues
  • Pricey
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Best Soccer Cleats for Severs Disease

Adidas Men’s Copa Sense.4

adidas Men's Copa Sense.4 Flexible Ground Soccer Shoe, White/Solar Red/Iron Metallic, 11

What Makes adidas Men’s Copa Sense.4 So Unique

The inner fitment of these Adidas soccer separates them from the rest of the pack in a big way.

Sure, the outer materials, the overall design, and the cleat pattern are built with soccer performance in mind. But it’s the inner padding and fitment of these cleats that make them so special.

The soft cushion, an almost gel-like material, is engineered to absorb shock with every footfall. There’s extra “beef” in the backend by the heel as well, making sure that those suffering from Severs are better protected than they would have been otherwise.

Specifications

  • Made from technical fabrics throughout
  • Rubber soul offers extra absorption and cushion
  • Cleats designed to be worn on any soccer surface (indoor and out)
  • Unisex sizing works for everyone

Adidas Men’s Copa Sense.4 Performance

These are very much performance-focused soccer through and through.

The flexible outsole in specific makes it easy to navigate the pitch at full speed, to pivot on the fly, and to move in any direction – with the freedom to strike or receive a pass at any time – in a way that’s tough to pull off with other soccer cleats.

Pros and Cons

  • Very lightweight
  • Perfectly designed with extra heel support
  • Solid fit throughout thanks to overengineered insole
  • A little pricey
  • Spikes are permanently affixed to the bottom of the cleats
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Adidas Freak .2

adidas Men's Firm Ground Predator Freak .2 Soccer Shoe, White/Iron Metallic/Solar Red, 10.5

What Makes adidas Freak .2 So Unique

The technical fabrics used throughout keep these soccer about as light as possible, but also very breathable and still water/moisture repellent.

Adidas engineers spent a lot of time working on a boot that offered lots of extra heel support (as you can tell on the backend of this boot) that wouldn’t limit foot dexterity while playing soccer at the same time.

The extra heel protection and cushioning definitely make this a comfortable soccer boot, but it’s also very much a performance-focused piece of sports technology, too.

Specifications

  • 100% synthetic materials
  • Rubber sole
  • Regular fit
  • Designed to be used outdoors on firm ground
  • Textile upper with demonscale improves ball control significantly
  • Spike pattern offers maximum traction outdoors

Adidas Freak .2 Performance

From a performance standpoint, it’s hard to find a better pair of soccer than these.

Lightweight, fast, and yet still providing plenty of protection on the backend in the heel department, these shoes are supportive and a net positive in the performance category.

You’ll love the way you feel running up and down the pitch with these on your feet.

Pros and Cons

  • Incredibly lightweight and breathable
  • Fit is fantastic, like a second skin
  • Smart cleat pattern provides excellent traction outdoors
  • Not ideal for indoor situations
  • Runs a little narrow for some people

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Adidas Predator 20.4

adidas Predator 20.4 FxG Black/Black Soccer Shoes 8

What Makes Adidas Predator 20.4 So Unique

There are a couple of really cool things that help to separate the Adidas Predator soccer from the rest of the pack, making them some of the best soccer for Severs disease athletes under the sun.

The first is the inclusion of “Demon Skin” and “Demon Scale”.

The Demon Scale is a 3D print element that also enhances overall ball control when players are keeping the ball tight against the inside or outside of their foot.

Combine that with a firm ground outsole, low-cut collar, and excellent heel support and padding and those suffering from Severs disease won’t have to worry about anything when they strapped these spikes on.

Specifications

  • Mid cut design
  • 100% synthetic materials
  • Demon Skin and Demon Scale features throughout
  • Low-cut collar
  • FXG outsole and extra heel support in the insole

Adidas Predator 20.4 Performance

We can’t say conclusively that these are the fastest, best-performing cleats on the planet today – but they are right up there, that’s for sure!

These cleats almost disappear as soon as you slide them on while still offering heel support and Achilles support in a way that few other low-cut collar boots can.

Pros and Cons

  • Amazing industrial design with the Demon features
  • Unbelievably lightweight and breathable
  • Low-cut collar improves foot mobility and dexterity
  • Heel support protects and prevents injury
  • Very expensive
  • Break-in period is a little longer than most
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  • Regular fit
  • Textured Control Print coating
  • Boots for grabbing control on multiple surfaces.

Puma Women’s Ultra 3.3

PUMA Women's Ultra 3.3 FG Soccer Shoe, Sunblaze White-Elektro Aqua, 9

What Makes Puma Women’s Ultra 3.3 So Unique

The big differentiator with this soccer is what Puma calls the SPEED CAGE system. This is an internal structure that supports your foot with a number of lightweight “joists” that run throughout, sort of spider webbing inside of the shoe to protect you but also to help these cleats feel like a second skin.

On the outer part of the cleat, you’re going to find GRIP CONTROL skin elements, providing better command and control over the ball when players are attacking or defending.

Specifications

  • 100% synthetic materials
  • Lightweight mesh upper paired with internal SPEED CAGE
  • GRIP CONTROL skin on the outside for improved ballhandling
  • Lightweight TPU outsole with a conical stud configuration
  • Lowrise collar but with plenty of extra heel and Achilles support, too

Puma Women’s Ultra 3.3 Performance

From a performance standpoint, these cleats really have it all.

For starters, they are super lightweight. Athletes are going to forget that they even have spikes on – which is always a good thing – while they make their moves up and down the pitch.

The internal structure of the SPEED CAGE keeps these shoes cemented in place while making aggressive moves, pivots, and taking different angles of attack.

It helps to guarantee that the shoes stay in place all the time, never allowing that heel cushion support system underneath your foot to wiggle out of position.

Pros and Cons

Very lightweight, almost disappearing once you slip them on your feet.

Proprietary SPEED CAGE and GRIP CONTROL systems work well.

TPU outsole and conical stud configuration provides extra structure to these minimalist cleats

  • Only available in bold colorways
  • A little on the pricey side of things
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Adidas Copa Mundial

adidas mens Copa Mundial Soccer Shoe, Black/White/Black, 10 Women 9 Men US

The Adidas Copa Mundial is made of kangaroo leather and is designed with both structural support and performance in mind.

Aesthetically, there’s nothing flashy or innovative in design, with the original Adidas colors that made Adidas the household name that it is. 

Features

  • Extremely soft kangaroo leather
  • Durability
  • Uniform weight distribution

The leather type is what makes the shoe. The Adidas Copa Mundial has been around since the 1970s and is largely unchanged from the original release. They built things to last back then and it still shows in 2021. 

ProsCons
Rounded studs for weight distribution
Soft leather for a comfortable feel
Built to endure Premium leather and old school aesthetics
Not waterproof
Larger than their size number
No ankle support

They are also a bit on the heavy side, with a wide, long sole that means you will need to order a size or a half a size below what you normally wear. 

One major benefit is the rounded studs. They distribute weight better than bladed studs, which is beneficial if you’re recovering from shin splints. 

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Nike Superfly 6 Pro FG Flyknit Mercurial 

Nike Mercurial Superfly VI 6 Elite FG AH7365-070 Grey/Black/Yellow Soccer Men's Cleats (11.5)

If the look alone were the primary selling point, the Nike Superfly would sell these cleats with no problem. This is a really nice-looking shoe but if that were all it had going for it, it wouldn’t have made this list.

Features

  • Dynamic Fit Collar
  • Textured Nikeskin
  • Comfortable design
  • Built for explosiveness
  • Good arch support

There’s more to the Nike Superfly than just the looks. Their dynamic fit collar gives you the added benefit of ankle support without stiffening the ankle. ITs a unique fit and wears like a second skin.

This brings us to the textured Nikeskin, which hugs the feet and keeps the cleat from feeling too firm and heavy. The material is designed to make this cleat—already designed to be explosive—lightweight and unrestrictive.

ProsCons
Positive arch support
Dynamic fit collar
Comfortable, textured skin
Long-lasting
Explosive
Split sole
Break-in time

Despite the bladed studs, the Superfly Pro has good arch support, which is enormously helpful when it comes to shin injuries such as splints.

They do take a little time to break in as a whole, with slippage on the heel being the predominant issue when they’re brand new. The split sole construction on the sole is not for everyone. 

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NIKE Men’s Hypervenom Phantom III

Nike Jr.Hypervenom Phantom 3 DF FG (4.5) Black/Game Royal/White

The general consensus on the appearance of this cleat is anything but general. Some love it while others are revolted. However, aesthetics aren’t what makes this shoe so good.

The Nike Hypervenom Phantom III is an improvement in every way from its disastrous predecessor.

Features

  • Very solid grip and traction
  • Adjustable straps
  • Excellent arch support
  • No break-in time

In the looks department, Nike was going for something that would make the Oregon Ducks do a double-take and they more than succeeded.

It’s an excessively exotic look. Fortunately, it’s a shoe designed for explosive performance.

For those dealing with lower-body injuries, the Phantom III has a very snug yet exceptionally comfortable fit, protecting your ankles while allowing you a completely free range of movement.

With excellent arch support, this cleat is both stabilizing and able to boost performance.

ProsCons
Excellent arch support
Adjustable straps
Excellent grip
Zero break-in time
Unique look
Very pricey
Causes blisters with thin socks
Vulnerable to debris

There’s literally no break-in time, as this shoe is designed to have a broken-in feel right out of the gate. The adjustable straps allow you to customize how tight you want it to feel around your foot. 

They’re also very lightweight, which takes the load off of your lower legs. Though it looks like a boot, it fits like a racecar. 

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Adidas Men’s X 18.3 

adidas Men's X 18.3 Firm Ground Soccer Shoe, Football Blue/Solar Yellow/Black, 9.5 M US

Adidas sticks to the basics with many of their cleats that specifically target soccer players and there’s no exception here. The Men’s X 18.3 strongly resembles the Copa Mundial and like the Mundial, this is a very comfortable shoe with a snug and secure fit. 

Features

  • Mesh Upper for stability
  • The perfect mix of bladed and rounded studs
  • Claw collar
  • Great arch support

The mesh upper really hugs your foot, helping with stability and overall comfort. It has a mix of bladed and round studs, giving you a good mixture of performance and stability, without sacrificing either. 

The X 18.3 has another special feature called the “Claw Collar.” the claw collar extends both the tongue and heel areas to create more stability and comfort. 

You’ll also get a higher level of customization with the asymmetrical laces, so the shoe will fit how you want it to. If you prefer it loose or tight, it’s up to how you tie it. Combined with a fit that slides on like a sock, this cleat has a solid stabilization effect. 

ProsCons
Very comfortable, solid, and stable fit
Great arch support
Claw collar for added stability
Great traction and materials
Good price
Some break-in time
Sizes are sometimes off

Traction is also important and the X 18.3 doesn’t disappoint, with a thermoplastic polyurethane outsole that gives you plenty of traction, increasing the overall stability of the shoe. Ultimately, there’s not a lot to complain about with this cleat.

Adidas comes through with another excellent soccer cleat, with plenty of stability, comfort, grip, and support. 

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Adidas Predator 19.3

adidas Predator 19.3 Firm Ground (mens) Bold Blue/Silver Metallic/Active Red 9.5

The Adidas Predator 19.3 was a surprise release and a very successful one, as it broke sales records. It’s designed with long-term comfort in mind.

Features

  • Claw Collar
  • Lightweight TPU outsole
  • Lace Closure
  • Great arch support

The Predator 19.3 comes with extra padding for superior support and stability. Combined with solid arch support and lace closure to lock the cleats onto your feet, this shoe has an exceptional feel.

The TPU material of the outsole makes it very lightweight, which helps take the burden off of your lower legs, increasing endurance and reducing injuries.

It also has excellent traction and with the claw collar design, will help stabilize your feet to avoid those nasty ankle rolls. 

The lace closure gives you added support as it helps secure the fit around your foot. These shoes aren’t going to fly off after a brutal cut or a wind sprint. All of these features come together to help you maintain your explosive movements without sacrificing stability.

ProsCons
Claw collar for added support
Lace closure for another level of customization
Excellent arch support
Cool aesthetics
Lightweight
TPU outsole
Easy to get dirty and harder to clean
Not made for wide feet

The exterior design is prone to picking up a lot of dirt and is very difficult to clean. That’s unfortunate, as the aesthetics of this design are really quite eye-catching. 

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Best Soccer Cleats For Shin Splints

The cleats that made our list are primarily chosen for their support capabilities, however, they are also some of the best cleats for soccer players, period. Performance, comfort, and style are a big part of it after all. 

Adidas Copa Mundial

adidas mens Copa Mundial Soccer Shoe, Black/White/Black, 10 Women 9 Men US

The Adidas Copa Mundial is made of kangaroo leather and is designed with both structural support and performance in mind. Aesthetically, there’s nothing flashy or innovative in design, with the original Adidas colors that made Adidas the household name that it is. 

Features

  • Extremely soft kangaroo leather
  • Durability
  • Uniform weight distribution

The leather type is what makes the shoe. The Adidas Copa Mundial has been around since the 1970s and is largely unchanged from the original release. They built things to last back then and it still shows in 2021. 

The uniform weight distribution makes this a very comfortable cleat, without sacrificing support and the arch support is excellent. However, these cleats were never designed to get wet and if you get caught out in the rain, it will waterlog quickly.

ProsCons
Rounded studs for weight distribution
Soft leather for a comfortable feel
Built to endure Premium leather and old school aesthetics
Not waterproof
Larger than their size number
No ankle support

They are also a bit on the heavy side, with a wide, long sole that means you will need to order a size or a half a size below what you normally wear. 

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Nike Superfly 6 Pro FG Flyknit Mercurial 

Nike Mercurial Superfly VI 6 Elite FG AH7365-070 Grey/Black/Yellow Soccer Men's Cleats (11.5)

If the look alone were the primary selling point, the Nike Superfly would sell these cleats with no problem. This is a really nice-looking shoe but if that were all it had going for it, it wouldn’t have made this list.

Features

  • Dynamic Fit Collar
  • Textured Nikeskin
  • Comfortable design
  • Built for explosiveness
  • Good arch support

There’s more to the Nike Superfly than just the looks. Their dynamic fit collar gives you the added benefit of ankle support without stiffening the ankle. It’s a unique fit and wears like a second skin.

This brings us to the textured Nikeskin, which hugs the feet and keeps the cleat from feeling too firm and heavy. The material is designed to make this cleat—already designed to be explosive—lightweight and unrestrictive.

ProsCons
Positive arch support
Dynamic fit collar
Comfortable, textured skin
Long-lasting
Explosive
Split sole
Break-in time

Despite the bladed studs, the Superfly Pro has good arch support, which is enormously helpful when it comes to shin injuries such as splints.

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NIKE Men’s Hypervenom Phantom III

Nike Men's Hypervenom Phantom III DF FG Soccer Cleats (9 D(M) US, Laser Orange, Black)

The general consensus on the appearance of this cleat is anything but general. Some love it while others are revolted. However, aesthetics aren’t what makes this shoe so good.

The Nike Hypervenom Phantom III is an improvement in every way from its disastrous predecessor.

Features

  • Very solid grip and traction
  • Adjustable straps
  • Excellent arch support
  • No break-in time

In the looks department, Nike was going for something that would make the Oregon Ducks do a double-take and they more than succeeded. It’s an excessively exotic look. Fortunately, it’s a shoe designed for explosive performance.

For those dealing with lower-body injuries, the Phantom III has a very snug yet exceptionally comfortable fit, protecting your ankles while allowing you a completely free range of movement.

ProsCons
Excellent arch support
Adjustable straps
Excellent grip
Zero break-in time
Unique look
Very pricey
Causes blisters with thin socks
Vulnerable to debris

With excellent arch support, this cleat is both stabilizing and able to boost performance. They’re also very lightweight, which takes the load off of your lower legs. Though it looks like a boot, it fits like a racecar. 

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Adidas Men’s X 18.3 

adidas Men's X 18.3 Firm Ground Soccer Shoe, Football Blue/Solar Yellow/Black, 9.5 M US

Adidas sticks to the basics with many of their cleats that specifically target soccer players and there’s no exception here. The Men’s X 18.3 strongly resembles the Copa Mundial and like the Mundial, this is a very comfortable shoe with a snug and secure fit. 

Features

  • Mesh Upper for stability
  • The perfect mix of bladed and rounded studs
  • Claw collar
  • Great arch support

The mesh upper really hugs your foot, helping with stability and overall comfort. It has a mix of bladed and round studs, giving you a good mixture of performance and stability, without sacrificing either. 

The X 18.3 has another special feature called the “Claw Collar.” the claw collar extends both the tongue and heel areas to create more stability and comfort. 

You’ll also get a higher level of customization with the asymmetrical laces, so the shoe will fit how you want it to. If you prefer it loose or tight, it’s up to how you tie it. Combined with a fit that slides on like a sock, this cleat has a solid stabilization effect. 

ProsCons
Very comfortable, solid, and stable fit
Great arch support
Claw collar for added stability
Great traction and materials
Good price
Some break-in time
Sizes are sometimes off

Traction is also important and the X 18.3 doesn’t disappoint, with a thermoplastic polyurethane outsole that gives you plenty of traction, increasing the overall stability of the shoe. Ultimately, there’s not a lot to complain about with this cleat.

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Adidas Predator 19.3

adidas Predator 19.3 Firm Ground (mens) Bold Blue/Silver Metallic/Active Red 9.5

The Adidas Predator 19.3 was a surprise release and a very successful one, as it broke sales records. It’s designed with long-term comfort in mind.

Features

  • Claw Collar
  • Lightweight TPU outsole
  • Lace Closure
  • Great arch support

The Predator 19.3 comes with extra padding for superior support and stability. Combined with solid arch support and lace closure to lock the cleats onto your feet, this shoe has an exceptional feel.

The TPU material of the outsole makes it very lightweight, which helps take the burden off of your lower legs, increasing endurance and reducing injuries.

It also has excellent traction and with the claw collar design, will help stabilize your feet to avoid those nasty ankle rolls. 

The lace closure gives you added support as it helps secure the fit around your foot. These shoes aren’t going to fly off after a brutal cut or a wind sprint. All of these features come together to help you maintain your explosive movements without sacrificing stability.

ProsCons
Claw collar for added support
Lace closure for another level of customization
Excellent arch support
Cool aesthetics
Lightweight
TPU outsole
Easy to get dirty and harder to clean
Not made for wide feet

The external heel counter gives you that little bit of extra room while still retaining a snug fit. Flipping the heel counter to the exterior of the shoe makes it seem like the additional padding was designed to fill the gap with a more comfortable feel.

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Best Cleats For Arch Support

BomKinta Kid’s FG Soccer Shoes

BomKinta Kid's FG Soccer Shoes Arch-Support Athletic Outdoor Soccer Cleats Rose Red Size 13 M US Little Kid

The best option for kids, these strong shoes have a rubber sole and are lightweight and comfortable. With good arch support and all the other features you want in a soccer cleat, the BomKinta cleat is a solid choice. For extra fun, they come in a wide range of colors! 

Pros

  • Waterproof outer lining – so there’s extra protection when the turf just had rain or is extra muddy
  • Padded toe box for extra impact absorption in kicking the ball 
  • Great price for those growing kids that might need a new size in a few months
  • Durable, to last you through loads of practices and games

Cons

  • Might run a bit large on sizes, so be sure to measure the foot for the best fit
  • Can feel stiff at first, but will improve with wear

Adidas Performance Mundial Team Turf Soccer Cleat

adidas Performance Men's MUNDIAL TEAM Athletic Shoe, black/white/red, 10.5 M US

From the superstar brand, Adidas comes this highly rated turf style soccer cleat offering soft arch support and comfortable lining for easy all-day play. This choice would be best for a player with higher arches, as the soles are more flexible. 

Pros 

  • Soft lining for the best comfort
  • Wedge outsole for extra arch support
  • Molded studs provide enhanced durability and resistance to wear
  • Supreme traction in any condition

Cons

  • You might experience some peeling on the outer layer after consistent use.
  • The soles are quite flexible and wouldn’t be the best choice for someone with very flat arches.

Adidas Predator 19.3 Firm Ground Soccer Shoe

adidas Predator 19.3 Firm Ground (mens) Bold Blue/Silver Metallic/Active Red 9.5

The cleats not only look cool, but they also give you the support that you need. Extra support to the top of the arch helps with the stability in the area you need it most.

Pros 

  • Extended shaft support for arches
  • Lightweight putting less demand on your feet
  • Made for firm ground
  • Maximum traction with hybrid studs
  • Unisex

Cons

  • The price might be high for some

Best Soccer Cleats Under $50

Adidas Predator 19.4 Firm Ground Soccer

adidas Predator 19.4 Firm Ground Soccer Shoe (mens) White/Bold Blue/Bold Blue 6.5

What is Adidas Predator 19.4 Firm Ground Soccer Good For?

These cleats are ideally suited for soccer players that are going to be on the attack more often than not, your midfielders and your strikers. There’s a little bit of extra padding in the upper area so that passes can be received softly, but the toe box is pointed in such a way that strikes a ball to score is a lot more consistent.

What Makes Adidas Predator 19.4 Firm Ground Soccer Unique?

The most unique thing about these Adidas Predator cleats is the amount of extra grip they provide in the toe box area. Adidas proprietary “Control Embossing” gives players a lot more command over the ball while they dribble, pass, receive passes, and go to score.

Adidas Predator 19.4 Firm Ground Soccer Performance

As far as performance is concerned, the Adidas Predator cleats are some of the best soccer cleats under $50.

They have great ankle support and stabilization, top-tier traction through the TPU stud system, and a couple of other cool features that put them over the top.

Pros and Cons

  • Super well-made
  • Legendary Adidas performance enhancements
  • Fantastic for strikers and athletes on the attack
  • Not ideally suited for defenders
  • A little narrow compared to other cleats
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Adidas Women’s Goletto VI FG W Soccer Shoe

adidas Unisex-Kid's Goletto VI Firm Ground Football Shoe, Black/Shock Pink/White, 6 M US Big Kid

What is Adidas Women’s Goletto VI FG W Soccer Shoe Good For?

The 100% synthetic upper on these Adidas soccer isn’t quite as flexible or as “squishy” as some of the other top-flight options under $50. But that’s not a bad thing, either.

The extra stability offered by this different upper makes these cleats fantastic for those that are playing defense or expect to receive a lot of passes and need to “deaden” the impact.

What Makes Adidas Women’s Goletto VI FG W Soccer Shoe Unique?

The biggest differentiator between these Adidas cleats and others is the inclusion of a flexible ground outsole.

This makes these shoes really excellent when running up and down outdoor, natural grass pitches. You’ll have plenty of extra traction thanks to this feature, even if the pitch is a little on the wetter side of things.

Adidas Women’s Goletto VI FG W Soccer Shoe Performance

This soccer cleat performs just the same way you’d expect any other top-of-the-line Adidas cleat to perform. You certainly won’t be disappointed when you slide them on your feet!

Pros and Cons

  • Very well-made, featuring proprietary Adidas engineering and technical fabrics
  • Stylish design that’s eye-catching and blends with most uniform colorways
  • Flexible ground outsole really bites into outdoor playing surfaces
  • Not ideally suited for indoor or stiff track services
  • Synthetic upper can be a little bit stiffer than most
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DREAM PAIRS Men’s Cleats Football Soccer Shoes

DREAM PAIRS Men's Superflight-1 Firm Ground Soccer Cleats Soccer Shoes, US,Neon Green Royal l,Size 10

Well-designed soccer through and through, these shoes take full advantage of modern construction materials, advanced technical fabrics, and smart athletic cleat performance innovations with a very flashy aesthetic twist.

These are some of the best soccer under $50 for athletes that really want to stand out from the moment they step on the pitch until the final whistle.

What are DREAM PAIRS Men’s Cleats Football Soccer Shoes Good For?

These soccer cleats are traditional “soccer boot” designs, with a high-top elastic sock-like material that wraps and cushions your ankle in a way that traditional spikes cannot.

This helps these cleats to feel way more responsive, almost like a second skin. You’ll have a lot more command over each individual movement than you would have with sloppy, loose-fitting spikes for sure.

What Makes DREAM PAIRS Men’s Cleats Football Soccer Shoes Unique?

The stretchy, flying mesh material that wraps around the upper of these boots is designed to improve the connection of these on your feet but also to alleviate sweat and excess moisture.

The real star of the show when it comes to these cleats, though, is the overall design of the book themselves as well as the angular toe box. You’ll be able to receive passes comfortably, send them out to other players quickly, and still be able to strike the ball effectively (with plenty of spins) to score goals.

DREAM PAIRS Men’s Cleats Football Soccer Shoes Performance

Athletic cleats like these have to be high-performance models if they are going to look this flashy!

Players are going to be very impressed with how well they play when they slide these cleats on their feet. They fit right, they are super lightweight, and the synthetic materials give them a level of durability that rivals leather.

Pros and Cons

  • Very strong and durable yet lightweight
  • Great for players that are on the attack as well as those playing defense
  • Work well outdoors as well as inside
  • This brand doesn’t have the reputation for durability and longevity older brands do
  • The super flashy, over-the-top aesthetic is not for everyone
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Adidas Unisex-Adult ACE 18.3 FG Soccer Shoe

adidas PREDATOR 18.3 FG Soccer Shoe (unisex-adult) solar yellow/black/solar red 6.5 M US

These cleats are lightweight (weighing just 11 ounces), super stable thanks to the synthetic and elastic boot style upper, and feature Adidas proprietary “Grip Control” embossing all over the toe box and sides of the cleats themselves.

What is Adidas Unisex-Adult ACE 18.3 FG Soccer Shoe Good For?

These soccer cleats are ideally suited for athletes that have stronger ankles, especially since there’s a lot less support on the backend of these cleats than you might find with traditional hightops.

Low cut boots through and through, the hightop look on these cleats is made possible thanks to the elastic and synthetic sock upper. This connects your feet to the shoes a little more effectively (and a lot more comfortably) but it doesn’t offer the kind of stability or support that traditional hightops would have.

What Makes Adidas Unisex-Adult ACE 18.3 FG Soccer Shoe Unique?

The Grip Control embossing on these cleats is the biggest separator from the rest of the pack.

Adidas really helped to pioneer this kind of embossing, specifically creating patterns on their soccer that shed water, provide a grippy surface to receive soccer balls, and deliver balls more accurately on target without having to worry about the smooth surface of a cleat getting in the way.

Adidas Unisex-Adult ACE 18.3 FG Soccer Shoe Performance

All in all, the performance you can expect from these cleats is absolutely next level.

As we mentioned a moment ago, they are lightweight, durable, and comfortable for any position – but especially those that are constantly on the attack.

Pros and Cons

  • Perfect blend of traditional textiles and technical fabrics
  • Elite level control thanks to the Grip Control embossing on the shoes
  • Fantastic fit, especially thanks to the sock like upper
  • Anatomically designed shoe won’t fit everyone perfectly
  • Extra heel support than some athletes are going to be used to
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Best Cleats For Women

The top women’s soccer players wear a wide variety of soccer cleats. Here are the current cleat selections of some of the top female players from the USWNT:

USWNT Soccer Cleats

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Women’s Leather Soccer Cleats

Many women’s soccer cleats have a leather option. For cleats, the most common type of leather is kangaroo leather, because this kind of leather is relatively thin and light.

There are many benefits to leather cleats including:

  • They stretch and mold to your unique foot shape. 
  • The thickness provides extra protection for your foot. 
  • Provide a great feel for the ball. 

However, leather cleats still have drawbacks including:

  • They can overstretch to the point where they are too loose. 
  • Smaller color selection. 
  • Higher-priced than synthetic cleats. 
  • Absorbency makes them heavy when wet and harder to clean. 
  • Leather is made from animals, which can be a huge downfall for some people. 

As mentioned, there are many leather cleats available. Some women’s leather soccer cleat options include:

Best Women’s Soccer Cleats for Defenders

Defenders are involved in a lot of tackles and close combat. They need cleats that are sturdy and protective. They also need cleats that provide a good touch for receiving and passing the ball. 

Here are the qualities to look for in cleats as a defender:

  • Good grip for quickly changing direction. 
  • Stability for lateral movements. 
  • Durable, protective material (commonly leather). 

Some great boot options for defenders include:

Best Women’s Soccer Cleats for Attackers

Attackers must be nimble on their feet and maintain excellent ball control for weaving through opponents.

Additionally, many attacking players need to have a great feel for the ball for shooting. 

Some of the top qualities to look for in cleats as attackers:

  • Lightweight materials 
  • Good grip 
  • Traction 
  • Upper designed for striking 

Some great  boot options for forwards include:

Conclusion

Soccer cleats are the ultimate tool for soccer players. Not only will they help you play better, but they will also protect your feet and prevent injuries. Hopefully, you’ve found in this list the best soccer cleats the perfect pair for you.

Soccer Products FAQ

Can I Use Running Shoes for Soccer? 

You can play soccer in running shoes, but you won’t have the best performance unless you wear cleats or soccer boots.

Why are soccer balls black and white?

Soccer balls are traditionally black and white because when soccer was first shown on TV it was in black and white, so the mix of black and white on the balls helped viewers see the ball easier. 

How hard and what pressure should a soccer ball be?

The FIFA regulations say that the soccer balls should have a pressure between 8.81757 psi (0.6 atm) and 16.1655 psi (1.1 atm). If you’re playing soccer with friends, then opt for a pressure amount from the lower range.

What is the size of goals in soccer?

5-A-Side has dimensions that are 12-ft wide by 6-ft high. Such soccer goals are for under-7 and under-8 soccer games
7-A-Side has dimensions that are 12-ft wide by 6-ft high again. Such soccer goals are for under-9 and under-10 soccer games
9-A-Side has dimensions that are 16-ft wide by 7-ft high. Such soccer goals are for under-11 and under-12 soccer game
11-A-Side or full-size soccer goal has dimensions that are 24-ft wide by 8-ft high for the under-15 and over. Whereas, for the under-13 and under-14, it is 21 ft wide by 7-ft high

What is the soccer ball size and weight for each age group?

Size 1 - 3 years or under - 18 to 20 inches - 195 to 205 grams
Size 2 - 3 to 5 years - 20 to 22 inches - U4 - 250 to 280 grams
Size 3 - 5 to 8 years - 23 to 24 inches - U5 to U8 - 300 to 320 grams
Size 4 - 8 to 12 years - 25 to 26 inches - U8 to U12 - 350 to 390 grams
Size 5 - More than 12 years - 27 to 28 inches - U12 to Pro - 410 to 450 grams

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