Football boots are now big business in the game, with many major brands all battling it out with each other to land the top stars to their already considerable arsenals.
Have you ever thought, which football boot is best suited for defenders or strikers? The answer is often not as straightforward as you should think. Different factors play a key role in what kind of boot is most suited for a certain type of player. This could be the type of foot, the playstyle and your upper or fit preference. There are some examples of star football players and with which boots are they playing.
ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI (BAYERN MUNICH) NIKE HYPERVENOM PHANTOM 3
Combining Poison Green and Hyper Orange, the Nike Hypervenom 3 must be one of the boldest football boots ever created – this really helped Lewandowski stand out against the other players on the pitch.
MARCO REUS (BORUSSIA DORTMUND) PUMA EVOSPEED SL
The super lightweight boot construction of the evoSPEED SL is now combined with a new monolayer microfiber upper material, which results in extra speed and durability for the everyday player. This new soft and durable synthetic upper material further provides comfort, stability and a better feeling of the ball. The flexible yet stable SPEEDTRACK spine in the outsole enables the player to perform quick turns, which is supported by the mixed stud configuration that improves players’ ability to react. That’s all what everything matter for Marco Reus and makes him one of the best players in the world.
PIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG (BORUSSIA DORTMUND) NIKE HYPERVENOM PHANTOM 2
The concept of the boot is simple; they are geared toward explosive attacking players who want an extra level of agility in their game. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang loves this boot, which is also reflected on his good scoring form this season.
LIONEL MESSI (BARCELONA) ADIDAS MESSI 16.1
Lionel Messi is a player that needs no further introduction really, and we all know what he stands for. He is all about the fast and sharp twists and turns that leave defenders struggling to keep their footing. With the adidas Messi 16.1, that is exactly what Adidas tech-team attempted to unlock and improve upon, because when Messi’s instincts allow him to react to things faster, he needs a football boot that can keep up. And this boot really can do that!
ALEXIS SANCHEZ (ARSENAL) NIKE MERCURIAL SUPERFLY V
I mean come on. That step over. Cool, calm and as nonchalant as they come. Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez is suited in the Dark Lightning Mercurial Superfly as he is slicing through the Premier League teams defence every weekend.