On this page you will find all the information you need to know about Football Boot types. For example knowing what material is best for your needs and conditions.
Football boots have come along way since the days of Maradona, Pele and co. Each person has their own preference in what type of boot to wear. Below you will find information on boot materials, stud patterns and much more.
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Leather boots are the best boot type if you are after protection and comfort. Leather boots however require a great deal of maintenance to prolong their life, waterproofing them or using “Dubbin” is a must. Leather boots after a couple of wears mould the players foot as well as stretch.
The best type of leather in todays Football world are Kangaroo Leather also known as “K-Leather.” K-Leather is a lot lighter and more durable than your usual bovine or calf leather.
Synthetic boots are the best type of boot if you are after lightweight feel and speed in your game. Synthetic boots require less maintenance than leather boots and do not need waterproofing. Synthetic boots help a player feel the ball more and weighing less in theory be faster.
A hybrid boot is a mix of both leather and synthetic to obviously benefit from both materials positive attributes. Only some manufactures have delved into this market including Adidas with their Predator boot.