Best Cheap Football Boots
You don’t need to spend over $200 to get a great pair of football boots. In fact, you can get great boots at less than half the price of top shelf options. There are dozens of options at a lower price point that still provide high quality features and top of the line materials. These days, you can get boots for around $100 that have genuine leather, modern designs, and strong build quality. So in this article, we’ll be going through five of the best cheap football boots under $200 that are currently on the market.
For boots that are guaranteed to last multiple seasons, check out our list of the most durable football boots on the market. Also be sure to check out our list of the best indoor shoes for playing safely on hard surfaces. Now let’s get into the list of the best cheap football boots.
Nike Premier 3
It should be no surprise that the Nike Premier 3 is included in this list. at just $109.99, the Premier 3 costs less than half of Nike’s most expensive models. For that price, you get a full kangaroo leather upper, a vintage fold-over tongue, and top-level build quality. Nike has done a great job in maintaining all of the features that made the Premier 2 one of the best budget football boots available.
The stitching on the Premier 3 is minimal and elegant, which helps highlight the classic Nike swoosh embroidered on the side of the boot. This more minimal design also helps give the Premier 3 a clean striking area for shooting and controlling the ball. This may also be one of the best looking boots on this list, as it ships with several sleek color ways including platinum, red, blue, and classic black.
Nike Tiempo Legend 9 Pro
Next on our list is another boot from Nike. This time, we’re looking at the Nike Tiempo Legend 9 Pro. The Legend 9 Pro is the first take down model from Nike’s infamous Tiempo series. Despite being a take down football boot, the Legend 9 Pro doesn’t skimp on quality. You’ll still get most of the premium features that go into the top Legend 9 Elite model.
The first thing you’ll notice when picking up the Tiempos is the full leather construction of the upper. With the Pro model here, you’re getting calf skin leather as opposed to the kangaroo leather on the Elite model. This leather is still high quality and fits just as comfortably on your feet in my experience. The Tiempos are one of my favorite boots because they fit like a classic leather boot, while having a more modern design.
Puma Ultra 2.4
Puma may not get the same attention that Nike and Adidas garner, but I don’t think that’s fair. They have been absolutely killing it across their line-up in recent years. The Puma Ultra may be the most impressive boot they’ve ever released. Even the first take down model, the Ultra 2.4, feels like a premium football boot. It manages to provide the same fit and feel as the top end model, with very few compromises.
The Ultra 2.4 is the lightest boot on this list, weighing in at just over 160 grams. It achieved this by using a woven synthetic upper, that’s so thin you can practically see through it. This boot provides everything you could want from a modern speed boot, including a responsive touch and an aggressive soleplate. The Ultra 2.4 is narrow through the mid-foot, with more room through the toe-box. Coming it at just $109.99, this is one of the best value football boots on the market.
Adidas Copa Mundial
There’s no football boot in the world that’s more iconic than the Adidas Copa Mundial. The Copa Mundial was released in 1979, and has since been worn by some of the best players to ever grace the game. The Copa Mundial isn’t as flashy as more modern Adidas boots, like the high tech X Speedportal. However, it’s comfortable, durable, and feels great to play in. After all, there’s a reason it’s been around for this long.
The upper on the Copa Mundial is constructed from high quality kangaroo leather. This leather feels great, and it only fits better over time as the material adjusts to the shape of your foot. For me, the highlight of the Copa Mundial has to be the build quality. Of all the boots on this list, the Copa Mundial will probably last the longest. The upper is just so well attached to the soleplate. Although the price has gone up slightly in recent years, the Copas are still a great value at $149.99.
New Balance 442 V2 Pro
It may seem like this one is coming out of left field, but New Balance has been seriously upping their football boot line recently. The 442 V2 Pro is constructed with premium leather and feels really comfortable on feet. In some ways, this boot is an answer to Nike’s Premier and Adidas’ Copa Mundial.
The inner lining on the 442 is a synthetic suede that feels soft to the touch. There is also added cushioning inside the heel to help provide comfort and lockdown. The traditional lacing system gives these boots a really secure fit on feet as well. Also, New Balance is the only company that offers a top of the line model for only $129.99. This means that you’re getting the best technology New Balance has to offer, for only half the price of the competition.
There are a lot of choices when it comes to buying a pair of premium football boots. However, you don’t need to pay over $200 to get a quality pair. Less expensive boots can still have great materials and may even last longer than more expensive competitors. As with any pair of boots, it’s best to try them on first to see how they feel on your feet. With all the boots on this list, you’re likely to find something that fits your style and doesn’t break the bank.
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