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Best Soccer Cleats 2018

Best Soccer Cleats 2018
Wearing the right kind of shoes while playing soccer can greatly enhance your game. This is a fact that all budding soccer players should keep in mind. In this article, we will tell you about the popular choice of soccer cleats this year.
Rahul Thadani
Last Updated: Dec 11, 2017
Soccer players from all around the world grow up playing the game on different surfaces and under different weather conditions, so it is easy for them to tell the difference between various soccer cleats. Usually, an individual will look at his favorite soccer star on TV, and simply want to imitate him and buy the shoes that he sees him wearing. But following this tactic blindly is definitely not a very wise thing to do.
There are various kinds of cleats that are manufactured for different surfaces and climatic conditions, and it is very important to understand the differences between them all. The surface of the ground, the prevalent weather conditions, the field position that the player in question plays in, the moisture in the ground, and several other factors come into play when deciding which cleats to wear. It is absolutely necessary to get the right grip on the playing surface, possess maximum acceleration, and attain the right balance, while playing a soccer match.
Criteria for Selecting the Best Soccer Cleats
Soccer Cleats
Choosing the best soccer cleat can be a difficult task, if you are unaware of the basic elements of soccer cleats. Here is a list of things to keep in mind while choosing a perfect soccer cleat -

1) Football ground/pitch
2) Stud pattern
3) Strike zone
4) Comfort and fit
5) Weight
6) Fabric/Material
7) Lace Placement
8) Heel and cushioning
9) Budget
Nike Tiempo Legend VII FG
  • Soft kangaroo leather is used
  • Flyknit assembled heel and tongue provides greater support and control
  • Firm-ground soccer cleat
  • Ultralight & attractive color scheme
  • Flywire cable lacing system
  • NikeGrip technology to avoid boot's internal sliding of foot
  • Hyperstability plate is used to achieve higher stability
Associated Players
  • Eric Bailly
  • Sergio Ramos
  • Gerard Piqué
  • Thiago Silva
Nike Mercurial Vapor XI NJR FG
  • Synthetic leather upper with embossed horizontal ridges for perfect control
  • Ultralight and soft fit
  • Firm-ground soccer cleat
  • All Conditions Control (ACC) technology provides precision control in wet and dry surfaces. Compressed nylon plate is used for support and comfort.
Associated Players
  • Neymar Junior
  • Eden Hazard
Adidas Nemeziz 17+ 360 Agility FG
  • Great traction Suitable for firm ground (FG)
  • Lightweight and ultimate control
  • Messi's favorite Agilityknit upper that fits perfectly to your foot
  • Excellent grip and comfort
  • Adidas' third laceless cleat silo
Associated Players
  • Álvaro Morata
  • Kylian Mbappé
  • Javier Hernández
  • Lionel Messi
  • Robinho
Nike Hypervenom Phantom III DF
  • Chevron stud pattern provides proper traction
  • The Nike HyperReactive plate caters to responsive stability
  • Full Flyknit entirely wraps around the foot, providing higher flexibility and support
  • Ultralight and skin-like fit
  • HyperReactive texture in the strike portion enhances shot velocity
  • All Conditions Control (ACC) technology provides precision control
  • Firm-ground (FG) cleats for use on short-grass, slightly wet fields
Associated Players
  • Robert Lewandowski
  • Marcus Rashford
  • Harry Kane
New Balance Furon 3.0 Pro FG
  • SG studs caters good traction on soft grounds
  • Excellent grip and ball feel
  • Lightweight
  • Premium quality comfort
  • Soft synthetic PU upper provides robust power
  • Internal stiffened heel
Associated Players
  • Aaron Lennon
  • Álvaro Negredo
  • Kevin Mirallas
Nike Magista Obra II DF FG
  • Firm-ground soccer cleat
  • ACC (All Conditions Control) texture with Flyknit upper
  • Sensitive touch and sock like fit for smooth performance
  • Designed for unstoppable performance.
  • Light weight and flexible
  • Tuned knit around ankle and under laces for comfortable cushioning
  • Magista Obra worn by Kevin De Bruyne
Associated Players
  • David Luiz
  • Kevin De Bruyne
  • Arturo Vidal
  • Blaise Matuidi
Puma evoPOWER Vigor 1 Graphic FG
  • Suitable for use on firm natural surfaces.
  • Spandex sock creates a skin-like fit to avoid internal slippage of the foot
  • Light weight and stylish look
  • High flexibility and stability
  • GripTex print on the upper improves ball control
  • The AccuFoam 3D dots on the inside and outside ensures shot accuracy and comfort
Associated Players
  • Olivier Giroud
  • Gabi
Adidas Ace 16+ Primeknit FG/AG
  • The Non Stop Grip(NSG) on the upper to control the ball in all directions
  • An adidas Primeknit upper that covers the foot very comfortably
  • A Purecut laceless sock to control the ball at high speed
  • The lightweight Sprintframe outsole provides excellent stability
Associated Players
  • Steven Gerrard
  • David Silva
  • Riccardo Montolivo
  • Raised speedtrack spine boosts reactivity and torsion.
  • Suitable for use on firm natural surfaces
  • Professional level performance cleat
  • Light weight and agile
  • Speedframe structure provides support and stronger stability during movements of the foot
  • Combination of conical and bladed studs enhances traction and acceleration
Associated Players
  • Romelu Lukaku
  • Antoine Griezmann
  • Marco Reus
  • Sergio Aguero
Nike Mercurial Superfly V FG
  • All Conditions Control (ACC) technology facilitates precision control and velocity
  • Ultralight 3D Speed Plate fits your foot naturally to boost up the speed
  • Enhanced Fit and Feel
  • Firm Ground (FG) soccer cleat
  • Textured speed ribs for enhanced ball feel
  • Internal Nike Grip System prevents foot from internal slipping of the boot
  • Suitable for firm, dry, natural grass surfaces
Associated Players
  • Aleix Vidal
  • Henrikh Mkhitaryan
  • Anthony Martial
  • Paulo Dybala
  • Emre Can
  • Victor Moses
New Balance Visaro 2.0 Pro FG
  • Synthetic PU film upper for exceptional ball movements
  • Molded foam upper provides support and strike zones
  • A Super-Flex soleplate for outstanding flexibility
  • Pro-form last for unsurpassed feel and unbelievable comfort
  • Transparent TPU plate with engineered nylon chassis
Associated Players
  • Samir Nasri
  • Aaron Ramsey
  • Marouane Fellaini
  • Vincent Kompany
Nike x EA SPORTS Hypervenom Phantom III DF FG (Limited Edition)
  • Hyper-sensitive texture in the strike part helps enhance shot speed
  • Dynamic Fit Collar fits the ankle comfortably for a sock-like feel
  • Special edition soccer cleats by the partnership between Nike Football and EA Sports, inspired by the motion capture technology of EA Sports' 2018 game
  • Hyper Reactive plate facilitates flexibility, velocity and strength
  • All Conditions Control (ACC) technology provides precision control in wet and dry conditions
Associated Players
  • Edinson Cavani
  • Mauro Icardi
International stars change their shoe brand and model for various reasons. The ones mentioned here are only for information, and true at the time of writing this article.