The first step in choosing a sneaker is to determine your own style of play.

Each player has a different style and preference, which determines which type of sneaker is best for you. There are 11 positions on the football. Even players in the same position may have different ways of playing.

Goalkeepers - need a pair of sneakers that provide better grip, and require a strong frictional strike zone to make the kick and backcourt transmissions more powerful and also require better protection. As a goalkeeper, whether it is to throw the ball or abandon the door to face a single knife or intercept the passing ball, it emphasizes the explosive force of the moment, so the sneakers are required to have good grip. In addition, when kicking the goal kick and kicking the ball, you need to kick the ball away from the danger zone. The goalkeeper is a very vulnerable position. It is easy to collide with the opposing player in the face of a single-handed striker. Therefore, it is very important to provide good protection.

full back player - full back player usually have to fight directly against their opponents, so they need a pair of sneakers that offer more foot protection and a more crisp and clear shot. In addition, modern football is increasingly demanding for the two left-backs. In addition to defensive, they need to be assisted often, whether it is a breakthrough in offense or a quick return after losing the ball. The speed, at this time the lightweight shoes are very important.

Midfielders - need a pair of touch, control shoes, and can make players feel comfortable in the 90 minutes of the game. There are many types of midfielders, organized, defensive, engineered, etc., but these players usually pass and take more balls, and the choice of touch shoes is more suitable.

attacking midfielder- These players need a pair of extremely lightweight sneakers that allow the player to accelerate faster.

striker players - forwards also have speed and power type, the latter requires a strong friction strip shoes, easy to kick out more strange arcs, increase the difficulty of the goalkeeper to save, increase the scoring rate. For the former, they hope that the weight of the shoes is as light as possible, which is conducive to explosive movements and energy saving.

Of course, these are not absolute. Some players will not follow the "rules" above according to their own preferences or special habits. For example, some doors will wear the NIKE "Assassin" series, which represents lightness and speed, while the famous Argentine striker Tevez Although "Bashen" is a tough point in the frontcourt, they wear the NIKE CTR360 series of shoes that represent control, so these are more for reference and advice.

Second step, select soccer shoes according to the site characteristics

From the TV screens and the photos of the news reports, we can see that although most professional players are wearing spikes, the arrangement and material of the studs are not exactly the same, but in the store, we can also see the football. The types of studs in shoes are also completely different. In fact, each different stud is designed for different venues.

FG - plain natural pasture. As long as the field is not particularly wet, FG sneakers are the best choice on natural pasture. The designer of the shoes made special improvements to FG shoes for natural pasture, which led most players to choose FG on this field. Currently, most professional players wear FG shoe studs when playing, which is also the most common. FG pegs are usually the longest.

SG - natural grassland after being soft or drenched. SG sneakers are usually only suitable for those areas where the soil is soft and the studs are better inserted and gripped. These areas are usually in rainy climates, and you'd better have ready-to-replace studs. SG studs are usually made of metal, which is what we often call "steel nails".

AG -- better artificial grassland. AG is the latest concept launched by the designer. It was first introduced by NIKE, and then launched by adidas. It is especially suitable for use on new and better artificial pasture, providing excellent grip. AG stitching is shorter than FG, more numerous and more densely distributed.

HG -- natural pasture land with less and harder grass. HG shoes are the best choice for dry fields, which are often used on fields with little grass or even bare. In addition, many courses in Japan are covered with a thick layer of soil, but there is no natural or artificial grass. In addition, good quality artificial turf can also use HG shoe tacks.

TF - poor artificial grass training ground. TF sneakers are the favorite of players who often play on artificial grass. This design usually uses dense shredded nails on the soles, allowing players to have a good experience on any kind of venue.

IN -- indoor space. IN shoes are designed for an indoor soccer game. If the playing field is concrete or floor, then the indoor shoes are the best choice. They are usually worn at futsal matches and can also be worn on the street.

Third step, the mainstream material of Soccer shoes

The kangaroo leather

For a long time in the past, sneaker manufacturers have used kangaroo leather to design and manufacture their highest performance sneakers, which until today are considered to be the most suitable material for making soccer shoes. But now this trend has gradually become a thing of the past. But as material costs rise and technology trends, more and more companies are turning to new materials. If you want your football shoes to have a strong softness and variability that fits your foot shape, then sneakers with kangaroo leather will be a good choice.


However, due to the pressure of the Animal Protection Association and the increase in production capacity and cost reduction, many manufacturers have abandoned the use of kangaroo skin. For example, NIKE officially announced last year that it will not launch soccer shoes with kangaroo skin in the future, even the "legendary" series that emphasizes the touch. The same is true. Adidas rejected the kangaroo skin earlier. After the ninth generation of "Falcon" was launched, the sneakers were no longer used in kangaroos. Even cowhide and goatskin were no longer used, which caused a lot of The arguments of football shoes lovers, they also felt that "now the Falcon is no longer a Falcon."

Natural leather

Cowhide and goatskin are still widely used in the manufacture of some of the top footwear, often the natural leather that is still used by shoe manufacturers today. Although it is not as good as kangaroo skin in terms of tactility, ductility and foot-binding, it still has good effects and is a relatively low-cost solution. Of course, the quality of cowhide or goatskin is also divided into several grades, they are also different in terms of softness, of course, the price is also different.

Microfiber artificial leather

This is the main research and development area that each manufacturer is attacking now. Top design manufacturers such as Nike (kanga-lite, Tenjin, Nikeskin) and Adidas (Hybridtouch) are committed to making synthetic leather gradually close to the experience of natural leather. And they are constantly trying to incorporate new technologies in new materials, such as better waterproofing. Synthetic leather feels worse than natural leather, and with the development of technology, the gap between the two will be smaller and smaller, gradually giving users of natural leather sneakers a better touch.

Synthetic materials

The more cutting-edge design uses synthetic materials to give players a different experience. Synthetic sneakers are often made with thinner material, which makes them look larger. This kind of shoe does not have very good extend with softness, so if the shoe buys small, may be very tragedy.

Mesh material


There is a new trend in the use of meshed materials on sneakers. This design is widely used in the design of running shoes, which is lighter and more natural. The disadvantage is that it makes moisture and rain easily penetrate into the shoes and increases the sneakers. weight. This material is mainly used in indoor stadiums, such as the F247 series launched by NIKE, and the ADI5 series from Adidas will use such fabrics.

In general, the material of soccer shoes can be divided into natural leather and artificial leather. The former can provide a better touch, has better ductility, and is more suitable for people's feet, but its durability is relatively poor. And need to be carefully managed and maintained, and the price is relatively more expensive; and artificial leather costs relatively low, durable, not easy to open the case of plastic, more convenient maintenance, lighter weight, but it is not as natural as the foot feel leather.

Hopefully these things will help you find the right soccer shoes for you