Football/soccer is one of the most popular and energetic sports in the world. Football players have featured outside the pitch as models, mentors, and idols to many. Their style of speaking, acting, dressing, and the clothes they wear on and off the field have influenced fans and supporters. From the jersey of teams to the player’s boots, every brand speaks of the style of the supporters.
In this article, we list the top-20 best football boots to purchase in 2021. These cleats designed for the sport offer exceptional sporting experience, optimum feel, and protection during match sessions for professional players, upcoming players or, random football lovers who participate in recreational matches.
The Best Football Boots in 2021
20. Diadora Brasil
A retro brand in football, the Diadora Brasil is a simple leather-made all-white boot without much sporting tech, modernisation and, latest innovation. It’s worth its place on this list for its simplicity, quality, durability, and affordability.
19. Lotto Stadio
A retro, traditional football boot surviving into the 21st century. But unlike its predecessors, this particular brand possesses a restructured design of green touch in its soleplate. The Italian made boot also retains its typical football boot look and feel and is a perfect choice for any footballer.
18. Adidas COPA70
The Adidas COPA70 beats its predecessors of the COPA model for its courteous design, traction and, cushion. This flagship brand has shown the quality of Adidas in football with a mix of tradition and modernism.
17. Nike Mercurial Superfly VII
This brand is also dubbed “New Lights” for its glimmering design. Its colourful blend makes it a joy to watch on the feet of any star. Following its release, it quickly gained popularity among professionals.
16. Nike Tiempo Legend 8
Nike released the Tiempo in 2018 with a modern look. The “Dazzle Camo” was seen on the feet of high ranking football stars like Real Madrid’s captain, Sergio Ramos and, Barcelona’s defender Gerard Pique. Its design is attractive and, its feel is premium.
15. Adidas Predator 19+ “302 Redirect”
The Predator 19+ is one of Adidas’ latest and re-modernised brands in 2019. Adidas receives accolades for the premium design of this brand. A blend of silver, black and red without lace, the Predator 19+ is complemented with premium cushion to provide comfort and stability.
14. Adidas X 506+ Tunit
During the 2000s, most boots had a flat-edged design with a bit of flap around the lace area. This brand is a tribute to those designs as it bears a similarity. Although with a retro design, the added innovation is astounding. The Adidas X 506+ Tunit is quite a pretty decent designed boot with premium support.
13. Nike Mercurial Superfly Mbappé ‘Bondy’
Nike signed endorsement deals with a youth sensation, Kylian Mbappe, which birthed the Nike Mercurial Superfly Mbappe ‘Bondy’. The brand features exceptional stability, fit, speed support, and traction. A few odd colours in green and gold, but its upper design is a good compliment.
12. Adidas Predator 19+ “Dark Script”
Unlike the 302 Redirect of the Predator 19+ series, the Dark Script is a total black designed boot, although with the highlight of a more polished typical Adidas trademark. Black has proven to be a dominant colour in recent years, and this boot is suitable for many black lovers.
11. Nike Tiempo Legend 8 “Nouveau White”
This brand earns similarities with the Adidas Predator 19+ Dark Script for its whiteout design and platinum colour blend on the Nike logo. But the brand merits its higher rating than its counterpart for the lifted design around the toe area to grant more support and stability.
10. Nike Mercurial Vapor XIII “Tech Craft”
The Nike Mercurial Vapor XIII is exceptional for its premium design and availability in different stunning colours. The brand has earned recognition as seen on the feet of players like Eden Hazard.
9. Adidas X 99.1
Adidas X 99.1 is a super cool limited edition released in 2019, distinguished by its light weightiness in resemblance with an F50 version released back in 2004. This brand also features amazing speed support, balance, and durability, making it a great choice among the best football boots to purchase in 2020.
8. Nike Mercurial Vapor XIII Neymar “Speed Freak”
Nike released this brand as PSG’s forward, Neymar‘s signatory boot. The speed support boot looks durable with a premium feel. Talking about its design and look, a fresh blend of red and silver and low collar compliments the design.
7. Adidas Predator Mania 19.1
The Adidas Predator Mania 19.1 is a rebrand of a preceding model, Predator Mania, released in 2002. The Predator Mania comes as a limited edition with full leather on the upper and a low but stretched collar to provide ankle and heel support. Although with a usual simple white core design, the retro yet modernised design deserves credit.
6. Nike Mercurial Vapor XIII “Euphoria Gold”
Of all the Nike Mercurial models, this particular brand is worthy of being named the most salutary regarding design. The white core upper and a gradient of gold around the collar and heel counter is a highlight, plus the addition of shiny metals to the soleplate. The low and average looking collar is mostly criticised for lack of premium support, but its sturdiness, stability, and traction begets it. The Nike Mercurial Vapor XIII is quite an overall performer.
5. Adidas Predator Accelerator 25Y Zidane
In 1998, ex-Real Madrid’s midfielder, Zinedine Zidane signed an ambassadorship deal with Adidas. A rebrand of the model mentioned above was released in 2018. The Predator Accelerator 25Y Zidane is a classy brand with a great design with optimum speed support and stability.
4. Nike Phantom VNM
Most times, signatory boots and limited editions always feature top in countdowns, so the appearance of this brand among the top-four best football boots is quite commendable. The Nike Phantom VNM comes with a simple design but highlighted by its sturdy look and feel. The high collar provides ankle support, and the long tongue compliments it with excellent fit. The look might not be remarkably desirable, but the brand is an exceptional performer. Nike Phantom VNM football cleat is worn by Harry Kane, Robert Lewandowski and Marcus Rashford.
3. Adidas Predator Mania “Red/Metallic Silver”
The Adidas Predator Mania is quite sturdy and has a premium feel with all the desirable qualities of a right football boot except design and weight. The design is retro, as the boot is a rebrand of the Red Mania launched in 2002. The silver colour at the soleplate is uncalled for, and the tongue is just too archaic. However, this boot is praised for its cushion and overall feel for optimum football experience.
2. Adidas Predator Mania 19+
Judging from looks, Adidas needs to be credited on this particular brand for an excellent blend on tradition and modernisation. Whichever the colour, the white core, or black core, the mix of red around the soleplate and heel counter is remarkably good looking. The Predator Mania 19+ also comes with an extended collar, short tongue for both the laced and laceless editions.
1. Nike T90 Laser I SE
Here is our overall pick for the best football boot to purchase in 2020—the Nike T90 Laser I SE, a classy, beautiful, premium brand. The T90 Laser I SE is a right mix of yellow and black as well as red around the collar. The heel counter is stretched with a well-padded collar for premium ankle support and a good fit. The upper around the toe area provides shot support, and it’s recommended as a right-shooting boot. The Nike T90 Laser I SE sells from about $270 and above.
While having the best football cleats would not make you join the ranks of the best football players overnight, the right shoe makes the game an enjoyable experience. Some of the features to look out for when buying a football clit, which we considered in this list include the brand, material, flexibility, outsole, torsion, control/accuracy as well as shock absorption.