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Best football boots for wide feet

Introducing 5 of the most spacious boots available.

Updated on 26 Sept 2021 to reflect latest boot models and reviews.

If you’re cursed born with wide feet, now’s probably the best time to be playing football. Unlike the old days where your only choices were leather boots (due to its ability to stretch), brands these days seem to have “upsized” their offerings. Many boots on the market now tend to err on the wider side, with even the notoriously narrow Mercurial series being able to accommodate medium width feet.

Before we begin though, some disclaimers here. “Wide feet” is a very vague term as there are many parts of your feet that can affect the fit and how “wide” your feet really is. For example, Asians tend to have flatter arches, which leads to a wider and higher midfoot. Our list serves as a very general guide for people with wider forefeet based on boots we have reviewed before.

adidas X Speedflow.1 – The “People’s Speed Boot”

The adidas X Speedflow.1 is what we affectionately call “The People’s Speed Boot”. This was quite the surprise as its predecessor, adidas X Ghosted.1 was one of the more narrow fitting boot on the market.

What’s really changed on the X series, is it’s upper. The new upper material is still as thin, but is ridiculously soft. This means that it easily stretches to accommodate most feet shapes. We’d recommend most players to try it on half a size down, with players of moderate width, to even consider going a full size down due to how wide the boot can go.. That said, it keeps many features usually associated with speed boots such as a feather-light weight (190g for a size US9) and a thin, barefoot sensation.

What really separates the Speedflow.1 from all the other speed boots on the market, is that incredible carbitex inflused tooling, which makes the boot feel incredibly responsive, and gives you that speedy spring back feel to push yourself forward when making those quick sprints.

For those who always wanted a speed boot but could never fit in one, give the adidas X Speedflow.1 a go.

Nike Phantom GT – Ample toe room

The Nike Phantom GT merges both the past control and power boot silos, the Nike Phantom VSN and Phantom VNM, into a lean mean grip machine. The Phantom GT is covered in generative textures (GT) to help you with your touch on the ball whether it’s a powerful strike or when receiving a pass.

The Phantom GT is cuts wide but surprisingly, also is longer than previous Nike football boots. For many who have slim or moderate feet, they still get ample toe room when going half a size down so if you have really wide feet, this might just be the roomiest boot on the list.

Puma Future Z 1.2 – The best all-round comfort and performance

After making its name on the Netfit concept, it was a little bit of a surprise to see Puma finally drop it on the Future Z. The Netfit had been one of our favourite features on the Future silo, giving the boot a fairly customisable fit.

Instead, on the Future Z, they’ve gone for a Fuzionfit band in the midfoot instead, which gives a nice compressive locked-in feel in the midfoot without feeling overly tight. This is complemented by Puma’s excellent knit technology, which gives the entire boot a very sock like feel – one of the few boots on the market to still have a knit upper.

Performance-wise, the Future 5.1 provides a more natural touch on the ball, having shaved off some of the padding on the upper. The boot now feels more nimble, which perfectly fits the lead endorsee Neymar’s tricky playstyle.

Mizuno Monarcida 2 Neo (MiJ) – Lightweight and durable

While we’ve plonked for the Mizuno Monarcida 2 Neo, the truth is that there are several Mizuno boots that could have been on the list such as the Mizuno Wave Cup Legend or the Mizuno Morelia 2 (2015). This is because they are all leather boots, which in time will expand and mould to your feet’s shape.

The Monarcida 2 Neo, however, takes the crown thanks to its value. At S$179, it’s great value for money as it has the added benefit of being part of Mizuno’s Made in Japan series, which sees it lasted for 24 hours to improve the fit and longevity. While it’s a speed boot, its also got a slightly padded leather upper that moulds to your feet and gives a natural touch on the ball.

It’s perfect for the Sunday football warrior because of its durability and how protective and solid it feels despite only being 185g. We love the extra touch of a rubberised lip to prevent the leather from wearing out as well as the grippiest outsole in the business to save you from purchasing grip socks.

Nike Premier 2.0 – No frills, old school charm

One of our Resident Boot Nerd’s all-time favourites, the Nike Premier 2.0 can do very little wrong. The Premier 2.0 is a classic kangaroo leather construction with an old-school tongue to cover your laces. With the boots made out of kangaroo leather, expect it to stretch over time to the shape of your feet. The tongue also makes it very easy to slip in and out of the boots while the suede lining around the heel promises a luxurious feel and adequate lockdown.

The touch on the ball feels soft and padded just like any traditional leather boot would feel. The FG studs are also very short, making them suitable for AG pitches. And about S$120, it is excellent value for money.

adidas Copa Mundial – Literally old school

Moving on from boots inspired by the old school to a boot that is literally from the 1970s. The adidas Copa Mundial is timeless classic and adidas has hardly changed a thing from their heritage boot.

The Copa Mundial cuts really wide and long. My feet are or regular to slightly wide and even so, I’ve had to go a full size down in them. In retrospect, I believe I could go a further half size down. The boot also comes with a classic tongue that helps stretch open the mouth of the boot for easy entry. The boot’s so old school that they come unlaced so you can customise the fit across your feet too.

Honourable Mention: adidas Predator Freak .1 Low

The adidas Predator Freak .1 Low has legitimately been one of our favourite boots to play in. However, it has an extremely wide forefoot that is strangely balanced with a narrow midfoot. If you’re someone who has a wide forefoot but a high arch, and therefore a medium to narrow midfoot, this could be your perfect boot, Cinderella.

We never quite realised how much we’ve missed shot enhancement elements until we whipped in a cross with help from the spikes on the Demonskin. Those rubber spikes really, REALLY add a ton of grip when curling those shots. Striking the ball in it felt like a dream and we found ourselves taking potshots from all over the field thanks to the rubber elements taking the sting off the shots. Interestingly, despite its weight (235g in a US 9.5), we felt nimble in the boots, as if we were wearing speed boots with which every shot you take is destined for the top corner.

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Alif Danial

Copa Mundial. Most Comfortable boots I’ve worn

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