Whether you play your 5 or 7-a-side game on posh third-generation (3G) pitches with rubber pellets or 2G surfaces with knee-grazing sand, astro turf football boots are your best friend.
These low-profile astros with dimples grip your feet to the ground and let you move freely without snagging studs, mouldies or blades. So, which are the perfect astro boots for your game?
Top-of-the-range astro turf football boots don’t come better than the Nike Hypervenom. The flyknit upper, Dynamic Fit collar and Flywire technology combine to secure your feet – however fast they’re moving. adidas’s X 17.3 boots are another option. A lightweight techfit® upper moulds to your foot while the Chaos outsole lets you up the gears.
Want a solid pair of mid-range boots? You can’t go wrong with adidas Copa 17.3 astros in no-nonsense black and white. With a full-grain leather upper, these suit players who crave touch over speed. The flexible sole moves with your foot for added comfort. Also worth a look in are Nike Tiempo astros. They also have a full-grain leather upper for better touch, plus a supportive foam heel counter for a locked-in fit.
Nike Mercurial astros are the perfect pick for budget boots. The synthetic leather upper wraps around your feet for awesome ball control. This bright green boot features an internal cage for a secure fit and special tread on the outsole to help leave defenders dead.