Like most kids, they all want football boots that are the newest out or ones that their favourite footballer wears. This means that the majority of the time they may have their mindset on a new pair of boots without actually thinking about what is in the market. With Summer just around the corner, it means your child will be able to get out more to play the sport they love with friends.
However, we have created this guide to help your child decide on what works best for them. This is because we know that the kids are not armed with the knowledge that comes with the football boots. Instead, they are usually based on the design which can sometimes be an issue. Due to who the football boots are aimed at, what support they provide to your feet and how they can improve your ability on the pitch.
From past experiences, you do not want to get a pair of football boots based on just-style. When I did this, it ended terribly, I had blisters and generally found them uncomfortable through the game.
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When Is The Best Time To Get Football Boots
Football boots are generally released throughout the year so it is important to stay up-to-date so you can stay on top. You will also notice that laceless boots are now becoming the most popular. This is because we all find ourselves getting frustrated when our shoelaces come undone in the middle of a game. Not only is it distracting but in the cold, it can take ages tying them up again. Trust me, I have been there way too many times.
Due to the current market, it seems that the less recognisable brands are slowly coming into top-level football. To me, that is exciting as it gives you the opportunity to buy new football shoes at a lower price. All of which, provide you with the same ability.
Another thing is that when all the top brands release new football boots they also provide cheaper versions of those boots. This is good because it means you can get the same style that you like and usually with the same material technology.
Below we have listed the top 10 children football boots so they can decide what football boots they want for next season. Also for parents to use this as a guide to surprise their child with the best football boots in town.
1) Adidas X Ghosted | Best Seller
There is a reason that the Adidas X Ghosted has been the best seller and that is because it provides both a laced and laceless shoe. This means that you can decide which one works for you whilst keeping the design the same. They are also designed with super-lightweight material and made from high-quality materials. This is because Adidas built these to provide extra speed.
You will also see the likes of Mohamed Salah and Heung-Mon Son wearing these boots creating a lot of interest around them. The boot is designed to create a nice, snug fit for all kids. It also comes in a variety of colours so your child can match it with their personality. Whether they are looking for something low profile or something that will stand out from the crowd.
These football boots like most, are built for different terrains and provide different alternatives including soft ground, firm ground and turf boots (for astroturf/ 3G)
These are the top pick because Puma is not normally desired when it comes to buying a new pair of boots. However, they have now elevated the performance and style on the netfit. They have been constructed successfully making them provide better performances on the pitch. Typically, they have been known to improve the player’s creativity due to the textured and dimpled upper.
Most importantly, these were ranked amongst the highest when it comes to comfort as they provide a lovely sock-like feel. They were also easy to put on and take off which is a huge factor for most children. With a range of colours available there is no reason, this shouldn’t be on your child’s wishlist.
3) Adidas Predator Mutator 20.3
The Adidas predators have so much history, once popularised by David Beckham and Steven Gerrard. These were the go-to boots back in the day and was one of the largest football boot trends ever seen. Since their relaunch in 2017, they have become once again, a massive hit with the players.
The reason for this is because they are one of the best well-rounded football boots available today. Whether your child is playing in league games on grass, 3G or 4G, these boots are perfect for all terrains. Typically, the upper pock is marked with little grooves to provide swerve to your free kick and whipping passes to and from. The raised sock is perfect for those playing on 3G as it prevents the black rubber crumb from pouring into your boot. We all know the struggles of having to empty our boots after playing. Or we face walking it around the house and getting in trouble.
4) Nike Jr. Phantom GT Club
The phantoms have been around for a few years now with Nike and there is no doubt why these are still popular nowadays. With a special version created for children that are starting out their footballing journey. These boots are made from generative texture leather to provide your young ones with the ability to improve their ball control.
The best bit about the shoe is the heel, this has a raised back and the reason behind this is to offer more protection. As a young footballer, there will always be ‘silly’ tackles made against you so it is best to be protected from all angles. It also provides generic support for your ankle to make it more difficult to “roll your ankle”. The Nike jr. Phantoms help you to change direction at a pace so you can get around your opponent.
The Puma One’s are lightweight boots designed for greater traction on soft and artificial pitches. This is great for the children because the majority of their training will most likely be on an artificial pitch alongside P.E lessons. Also with these football boots, they will be able to get better passing accuracy and have enhanced control.
Typically, it has a higher sock-like upper to provide more comfort throughout your match and also prevent mud and 3G particles from ending up in your shoe. With a couple of colours available there is truly a colour match for everyone. Whether you want to stay off the radar or be spotted with bright colours.
There is no surprise to see the Nike Mercurial Vapor’s on here as they provide huge benefits and are genuinely a very nice fit. These boots are typically a big hit for most midfielders as it provides better control over the ball. This is because they are built from high tech material which is also used by some of the best players in the game.
The Mercurials Vapors are perfect for parents who want to notice their child on the playing field as a great range of colours is available. From the brightest colours down to the more subtle. They also offer different boots for different terrains so you can decide on what works best for you.
7) Nike Tiempo Legend 8 Academy
Tiempo’s have been around for years but they continue to revolutionise these boots year on year. Improving the material which is now made up of premium calfskin leather to add a versatile feel to your boots. These boots are a great all-rounder that can be worn on a variety of pitches including artificial grass surfaces.
8) Adidas Copa Sense.1
Just like the Tiempo’s the Adidas Copa’s have been around for many years and have created some of the greatest football boots ever made including the World Cup Copa Mundial’s. They have now strayed away from the originality of the old Copa’s to make something spectacular and more in-date. However, they are still created from premium leather and have a variety of colours available.
9) Puma Ultra 2.2
Puma has created and revolutionised the way football boots are constructed today with their brand new concept the Puma Ultra 2.2. These boots are constructed with reactive Kevlar and Carbon Yarns to support a lightweight material and make you faster on the pitch. This also helps beginners starting out with their first touch. These boots also have Ultra-Fast Pebax SpeedUnit outsoles induced within the shoe so you can utilise the pace.
10) Adidas Nemeziz 19.4
Last up is the Adidas Nemeziz 19.4’s and these boots provide a colourful and unique look. The boots look smooth in all colours and are perfect for those looking to improve their agility. Built to provide support and flexibility for players that are looking to pass and move or dribble around opponents. They come in a variety of different colours so everyone can reap the benefits that come with these boots.