The Best Football Boots of 2022

Don’t leave home for a game without one of these football boots.

Nothing beats that excitement of wearing a new pair of football boots, even for us at BOOTHYPE, where we have tested almost every football boot on the market.

However, before you make it to the field, we’re here to provide you with the best recommendations to help you cut through the huge number of releases available today.

Here is our best football boots of 2022 so far, in no particular order.

Check back in regularly as we’ll be updating this list as we review more boots across the year.

adidas X Speedflow.1

With speed and comfort at its core (yes, I know it sounds contradictory), the adidas X Speedflow.1 is undoubtedly one of the best football boots currently available on the market.

In addition to its thin, soft upper and a stretchy knitted lace area offering superior comfort, the adidas X Speedflow.1 boasts one of the best soleplates around with the carbitex material providing a springy sensation that propels you forward with every flex.

All the speed boot essentials with the added value of comfort.

adidas Copa Sense .1

Modernizing the legendary Copa has always been a fascinating commentary into the trends of the current generation. With the Copa Sense.1, adidas have reduced the leather on the Copa but imbued it with that same sturdy, well-built, almost tank-ish sort of feel, while retaining a good lockdown and fit.

Instead of your traditional leather touch, you get a denser foam-like touch on the ball, making you feel more protected than ever in the Copa Sense.

Nike Tiempo Legend 9 Elite

Ever since its release, the Nike Tiempo Legend 9 Elite has been one of our go-to pairs of football boots.

Featuring a soft leather upper with just the right amount of padding, neither too thick nor too thin, the boot offers a luxurious feel with every contact with the ball. The feathered touch of the Nike Tiempo Legend 9 is further accentuated by the embossed pads, making every pass or strike feel even more elegant and graceful.

Above all, it’s super comfortable as well.

Nike Mercurial Vapor 14

Next on the list is Nike’s most popular and technologically advanced football boot, the Nike Mercurial Vapor 14. Incredibly, Nike have somehow managed to surpass the Mercurial Vapor 13, which was a contender for boot of the decade.

Gone is the Flyknit based upper for their Vaporposite upper, which provides an even more barefoot and raw touch on the ball. Above all, it is softer and more comfortable out of the box than any other Mercurial in history. 

Nike Premier 3.0

From Nike’s most technologically advanced boot, we jump into Nike’s most traditional boot available.

Whilst the Nike Premier 3.0 lacks the bells and whistles of its more modern counterparts, it more than makes up for it with its economical price point, as well as a super soft and comfortable leather upper that provides that nice, padded leather touch while molding to your feet fairly quickly.

If you’re on a budget, the Premier 3 is definitely your best choice available on the market and is still one of the best football boots you can buy.

Puma Ultra 1.4

There isn’t a boot out there as light as the Puma Ultra 1.4.

At only 160g (US 9), wearing the boot makes you feel light on feet and nimble with every step. Unlike most speed boots, the outsole provides a very natural flex. Coupled with the paper-thin upper, you’ll get a true barefoot feel that mores you feel like you’re wearing nothing on feet.

It’s a classic speed boot, with a slim profile in mind.

Puma Future Z 1.3

Yet another boot from the big cat, the Puma Future Z 1.3 is one of the best fitting boots in the market right now.

The Puma Future Z 1.3 is relatively light-weight but its best feature is the compression material across the upper. It extends across the midfoot and the lace area, keeping your feet locked down during sharp twists and turns. The “Z” shaped soleplate also flexes at the right areas to provide ease of mobility during those tight dribbling encounters.

Overall, a superb all-rounder– comfort, fit, a close touch on the ball and the best-knit material on the market.

Mizuno Monarcida Neo 2

When people think of takedown boots, they immediately pass it off as a shoddy model undeserving of any attention. Mizuno, the king of leather craftsmanship, thought otherwise. Due to the demand for a wider and more affordable version of their popular speed boot, the Mizuno Morelia Neo 2, they developed the Mizuno Monarcida Neo 2.

It is the only takedown boot with the “Made in Japan” tag which means it gets their special handcrafted treatment that promises supreme durability while keeping that glorious leather in the forefoot. The only difference is the use of a different synthetic material in the midfoot, but you still get an excellent boot at less than half the price of the Morelia Neo 2.

ASICS DS Light X-Fly Pro

In direct response to its Japanese competitors, namely the Mizuno Morelia Neo series, ASICS created the DS Light X-Fly Pro – a pair of speed boots inspired by ASICS core roots, running.

While the upper features a simple K-leather construction that offers a snug and solid fit, the DS Light X-Fly Pro’s outsole owns the spotlight. The uniquely angled soleplate design delivers a natural running experience with exceptional stability.

Combine that with a high traction “Accelerator Stud System” that makes pivoting and making sharp turns effortless, the X Fly Pro is undoubtedly an underrated boot that deserves more recognition.

We hope you enjoyed the Best Football Boots of 2022. Did we miss anything here? Let us know which football boots should make our Best Football Boots of 2022 in the comments below.

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