The Best Football Boots of 2023

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 are our best football boots of 2023 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.

Nike Tiempo Legend 10 Elite

It may not be made from pure kangaroo leather any more but the Nike Tiempo Legend 10 is still packing a punch when it comes to comfort and touch.

The leather is soft and comfortable and the ribbed design on the synthetic leather allows for the upper to flex and contour around the curves of your feet more closely, allowing the contact with the ball to feel even closer than before.

ASICS X-Fly Pro 2

It’s not very often that ASICS makes this list but the Japanese running shoe makers have impressed us with the ASICS X-Fly Pro 2. Made with a mix of soft kangaroo leather for the forefoot and a synthetic midfoot, this speed boot is not only light for a leather boot (205g in a US 9) but also absolutely comfortable with great lockdown.

A big plus – it also accommodates wide feet and is very AG-friendly. This is as good as leather gets.

adidas X Crazyfast.1

The adidas X Crazyfast.1 is one of our favourite speed boots today due to its ability to balance comfortable padding and traditional “speed” features like a close touch on the ball.

The upper allows for razor close touches but the heavy padding around the heel keeps your locked in and comfortable for the ride.

Adler Yatagarashu

As the proud recipient of BOOTHYPE’s Boot of the year 2022, the Adler Yatagrashu showcases the expertise of Japanese artisans in its finely crafted leather boot, infused with modern contemporary features.

The boot’s remarkably soft K-leather upper ensures an immediate “clouds on feet” experience right out of the box, while its adaptability over time creates a personalized fit for exceptional lockdown.

Coupled with the extra responsive KaRVO midsole that adds a touch of rigidity for that extra spring in your step, the Adler Yatagrashu epitomizes a truly excellent boot that effortlessly combines softness, comfort, and responsiveness all in one.

Mizuno Alpha MiJ

Yet another boot that excels in responsiveness thanks to KaRVO technology, the Mizuno Alpha MiJ stands out arguably as the top choice in the “speed boot” category.

The KaRVO midsole impresses with its incredible responsiveness and a noticeable spring-back effect, while the aggressive triangular studs provide excellent traction and grip, especially during acceleration.

The Alpha’s synthetic upper, however, steals the show with it is incredibly thin yet highly responsive, delivering an exceptionally raw touch on the ball while keeping the overall design lightweight. Additionally, the traditional tongue construction and deep lacing contribute to an excellent fit and lockdown.

Puma Future Ultimate

The Puma Future Ultimate stands out as one of the most well-fitting boots currently available.

It’s all about the knitted compression material, FUZIONFIT360, that spans the entire upper. From the tongue to the toe box, FUZIONFIT360 ensures a secure wrap around your feet during sharp dynamic movements, while maintaining comfort throughout.

The inclusion of 3D textures also provide a bit of grip when controlling and dribbling the ball.

Overall, the Puma Future Ultimate is a remarkable all-rounder that excels in comfort, fit and lockdown and is one of our current favourites here at BOOTHYPE.

adidas Predator Accuracy .1

Adidas has captured the hearts of power boot enthusiasts with the Predator Accuracy .1. The re-introduction of the synthetic leather ‘Hybridtouch’ upper brings the best of both worlds, combining superior comfort and feel of a traditional leather-like upper with the added advantage of a lighter weight.

What makes the Predator unique is the 3D soft rubber elements on the instep and toe box area for that classic Predator oomph and grip in the strike.

For players who crave that extra punch with their shots, you deserve the modern Predator.

Nike Mercurial Vapor 15

Next on the list is Nike’s most popular and technologically advanced football boot, the Nike Mercurial Vapor 15. 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.

Also, it’s hella pretty.

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.

We hope you enjoyed the Best Football Boots of 2023. Did we miss anything here? Let us know which football boots should make our Best Football Boots of 2023 in the comments below.

Founder and editor of BOOTHYPE, Hats loves nothing more than a control/power boot that'll add a little something to his first touch. He counts the Puma evoPower 1 and the Nike PhantomVSN as some of his all-time favourites. The one that got away? The adidas Predator Mania in champagne.
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