It’s almost time for the new football season to kick off and if you’re a regular player of the game, then it’s time to start looking for some new boots. But if you’re new to the game or you’re shopping for your little ones, where do you start? There are so many different boots available that it can be hard to choose the right pair.
But here at Loofes, we have a handy guide to help you find the right boots for you or your kids.
How To Choose The Right Boots
Soft Ground Pitch = Boots With Changeable studs
Boots which have studs screwed to the sole of the boot are ideal for use on soft surfaces. The studs can be adjusted to change the grip and prevent slipping on muddy or waterlogged pitches. They are not suitable for wearing while playing on hard ground, astroturf or indoors.
Firm ground Pitch = Moulded Studs
If you are playing on firm ground, then choose boots with soft studs on the soles. The studs are moulded to the boot and cannot be altered or changed. Moulded stud boots are designed for use on firm grass and are a good all round boot.
Astroturf Pitch = Astro Soles
Specially designed astro sole boots should be worn if you are going to be playing on astroturf. Rather than studs, the soles have dimples which offer better traction on the astroturf ground.
Indoor Pitch = Non Marking Soles
If you are going to be playing football indoors, then make sure you purchase non-marking football boots. Non-marking boots are similar to football trainers and are designed to leave no marks on the indoor ground.
If may also be worth noting which position you play as this could affect which type of boots you choose.
Defenders and Goalkeepers –
Boots with a firm grip for stability
Forward and Wingers –
Lightweight boots as they are best for rapid movement
Centre, midfielder, striker and wingback –
Any boots that match the pitch type
Foot Types –
You should also choose football boots that match your foot type.
High Arched Foot – Cushioned Boot
Normal Arched Foot – Stability Boots
Flat Foot – Motion Control Boots
So now you know which football boots to choose, why not take a look at our latest range and pick the perfect pair from Loofes Clothing.