Most Durable Football Boots
Most Durable Football Boots
It’s always exciting when you buy a new pair of football boots. You get to gradually break them in and truly make them your own after a few games. The last thing you want is for your new boots to get damaged too quickly and have to buy another pair. In this list, I’m going to go over some of the most durable football boots on the market that will last you through the season and hopefully longer.
Every football boot will suffer from wear and tear if you’re playing frequently. It’s also important to note that more expensive football boots don’t always last longer. In fact, sometimes cheaper takedown models can have a longer life than top tier models. Many of the boots on this list have great takedown models if you’re shopping on a budget. Below are the boots we’ll be covering in this list.
Nike Mercurial Vapor 14
The Nike Mercurial Vapor has been one of the most popular boots since its initial release over 20 years ago. In addition to their impressive light weight, the Vapor 14s are a durable pair of football boots. The minimal Flyknit upper is carefully constructed to withstand impact from all angles.
The synthetic textile design also stretches to the shape of your foot, adding both comfort and durability. The Mercurial Vapor 14 is a great option for someone looking for a modern boot that’s also built to last. The takedown Pro model can also be found for a fraction of the price if you’re on a budget.
Adidas Copa Mundial
The Adidas Copa Mundial is an absolute tank of a football boot. After playing in these boots for two full seasons, they are still in great condition. The Copas are built in Germany using premium kangaroo leather. The real highlight of these boots has to be the build quality.
One common issue I have with football boots is that the sole plate will separate from the upper after playing for a few months. With the Copas, the sole plate is reinforced in the toe-box area to guarantee that the boot stays in tact. The Copas are also the most reasonably priced boot on this list, coming in at about $150.
Puma Future Z
The Puma Future Z features its own version of a knitted upper. This upper is extremely soft and flexible, making the Future Z a comfortable boot with an almost sock-like fit. The Future Z also features 3D grip zones towards the front of the boot. These areas help provide greater control and enhanced durability in the boot.
Of all the boots on this list, the Future Z provides the closest to a barefoot sensation. Due to the close fitting design, you can opt to wear the Future Zs with or without laces. Puma also advertises that the Future Zs are suitable for both FG and AG surfaces. This makes them versatile if you often play on artificial grass.
Nike Tiempo Legend 9
The Nike Tiempo Legend occupies an interesting space in the world of football boots. They have a classic full kangaroo leather upper, coupled with a more modern frame and stud pattern. This makes the Tiempo Legend 9s the best of both of worlds. Similar to other boots with a full leather upper, the Tiempos are well built and durable enough to last the season.
In addition to the kangaroo leather, the Tiempos also feature memory foam control areas on the toe and sides of the boot. These areas help cushion the ball when passing and dribbling. The top end Tiempo Legend 9 Elite retails for about $230. If you’re looking for a great budget option, the Legend 9 Pro is only $130 and still delivers great features.
Mizuno Morelia Neo III
It’s no surprise that the most durable football boots also have amazing build quality. When it comes to build quality, there is nothing that can rival the made in japan Mizuno Morelia Neo 3. Despite being a full leather design, the Neo 3 sacrifices nothing when it come to weight. It’s the lightest leather boot on this list, putting it in ‘speed boot’ territory.
If you want the speed of a Mercurial with the comfort of a Copa Mundial, the Neo 3 is an excellent choice. Mizuno also offers several take down models if you don’t have the $290 on hand to buy the top end model.