Which Football Boots Should I Buy? – Brand & Colourway Guide
Welcome to the world’s largest online football boot store. When you’re faced with thousands of boots and hundreds of colourways how do you pick one pair? We’re here to help you find your next pair of football boots, and in this guide we’re talking brands and colours.
Just like shopping for clothes or trainers the decision on which brand’s logo you carry is a personal one. Is there one brand that you relate to most? Are you looking to follow the crowds, or are you a player who likes to mix it up a little with something different?
Pro:Direct Soccer is the home of choice, stocking all the leading brands in the football boot market. So, which brand is for you? Let’s break it down and help you make the decision.
Nike Football BootsAlong with adidas, Nike are the most popular football boots in the game, and for good reason too. Nike and adidas dominate the on-pitch share when it comes to the professional game and are widely recognised as the leading football brands in the game. The lightweight speed of the Mercurial, the comfort and control of the Tiempo, and the power and precision of the Phantom GT, you won’t be the only one wearing them in any game, but that’s a credit to Nike’s quality. Will you join the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Kylian Mbappe and Kevin De Bruyne?
adidas Football BootsWhile adidas also have their own cutting edge innovations they can boast a much longer history in the game than Nike. If it’s a mixture of heritage and modern innovation you’re after then adidas takes some beating. The prestigious power of the Predator, the speed of the X and the comfort of the COPA all go toe-to-toe with Nike as the division’s genuine heavyweights. Worn by Lionel Messi, Paul Pogba and Paulo Dybala.
PUMA Football BootsNot afraid to land a punch or two on the heavyweights PUMA sit comfortably in the top three with it comes to brand popularity on pitch. A massive squad of A-List players including Neymar, Antoine Griezmann and Sergio Aguero, and a boot selection that includes the super lightweight Ultra and legendary PUMA King. Another historic football brand with a cultured legacy.
Diadora Football BootsNow we’re starting to move on to brands that pack a little bit of niche. Diadora football boots are born from beautifully crafted leather uppers and optimum comfort. If you love a bit of retro, Diadora tick that box by wrapping up match-fit modern boots in majestic coats of leather. A brand synonymous with the 90s and still super relevant to this very day. The thinking man’s brand for football connoisseurs.
Mizuno Football BootsMizuno Football Boots are all about elite Japanese craftsmanship. Another historic brand that prides itself on quality over quantity. From the sumptuous uppers of the famous Morelia to the game’s leading lightweight leather boot in the Neo. If you fancy something a little less mainstream but equally as top class then Mizuno football boots are a real contender.
Umbro Football BootsOne of England’s most famous sons, Umbro have been around the game for as long as balls were round and goals had nets. Another brand who haven’t forgotten their roots by delivering modernised leather boots, as well as lightweight synthetic versions of new generation silos built from decades of experience in the industry.
New Balance Football BootsAnother retro brand who have come back swinging in recent years. New Balance are big players in lifestyle circles and have brought some of that flair back to football in the form of their innovative Tekela and Furon silos. A strong option for players looking to rep something a bit different on pitch. Worn by Sadio Mane with a big 2021 to come for the brand.
Lotto Football BootsRetro rival is the continuing theme here as Lotto also wade in with some throwback infused options for the more cultured player. The creators of the world’s first ever laceless football boot as well as perfecting the comfort market all while sporting a splash of Italian style.
Pantofola d’Oro Football BootsWhat we’re looking at here is pure footballing artwork. The very best Italian craftsmanship using the most premium leather uppers for a boot that oozes class. Pantofola d’Oro is for your best dressed teammate. That team mate who reads leather-bound books, knows his whiskeys and has a beard you could only dream about growing. The choice of sophistication. Retro royalty.
Concave Football BootsIf you’re after a genuinely unique innovation then Concave should grab your attention. Lightweight uppers contain a small piece of shooting technology within the laces to give your shots a bit of extra power when lashing towards goal. Any non-mainstream brand is always going to turn heads in the changing rooms.
Which football boot colourway is for me?
The decisions don’t stop with brand, ground type and level of boot. One of the biggest decisions is colour, and this choice will say more about your personality than any of the others.
The Kit Combo
This is the player who always matches their boot colour with their home and away kits. We see this a lot in the professional game as players seek that unified look. Clean and tidy.
The No NonsenseFor the player who will only ever wear black boots. The first player telling you to keep it simple and the last player to give up. This is for the captains, the battlers, the ones who never say die. Old school all over.
For the players who want to draw attention to themselves. White kit with bright orange boots. This is the showman, the player who’s had more step-overs than hot dinners. The over-confident performer but nine out of ten times the player who wins you the game.
The player who wears what they want. No need to match up, stand out, or stay safe. The player who chooses a nice boot for exactly what it is.