Our Guide To Finding The Best Soccer Boots Under 100 Dollars
Can you buy a decent pair of football cleats under 50 dollars? Under 100 dollars? You may be able to if you do your research.
Look in the sale flyers that come in your mailbox and newspaper to spot some good deals. You also need to go to the stores in person as each place will carry end of season or end of the line items that they do not list in the sales flyers.
adidas Performance Men’s Messi 15.3 Soccer Shoe
Our favorite for 2017
PUMA Men’s Esquadra Firm Ground Soccer Shoe
A great value option
Nike Men’s Mercurial Victory V Cr
Sure to improve your game!
Beyond that, you should also look online. You’ll be surprised at the difference in stock available in the sales flyers, in store, and on the store’s website. You can also search the online-only outlets of soccer shoes. Because there are no shop overheads to cover, the prices are usually cheaper to begin with, and then there are the sales. You can often find a pair of good soccer cleats at a lower price than the normal retail one.
Be sure you know what you want. Are you looking for leather or synthetic? Are the shoes for traditional soccer or indoor soccer? Do you have any issues with your feet that you need to accommodate with the shoe? What colors are you willing to wear?
One last thing to consider is really more of a caveat to shopping online. If a price seems too good to be true, it probably is. There are a number of counterfeit soccer shoe sites that have popped up. The shoes they send you might look like the real thing but, if they are a copy of a popular brand, the materials will not be at a quality level.
Adidas Performance Men’s Messi 15.3 Soccer Shoe – The shoe was named after the famed soccer great, Lionel Messi. It is a unique looking shoe with a black base accented with orange and yellow areas which look like flames. They are synthetic with a synthetic sole suitable for grass pitches. The upper material has tiny dimples described as a “messiTOUCH X-ray surface” to gain better contact with each touch of the ball. Also, the rubber outsole makes keeping contact with the ground easy, therefore increasing agility on firm ground. This a good, lower priced, soccer shoe.
Adidas Performance Men’s F5 Firm-Ground Soccer Cleat – This popular shoe comes in solar red and black or black and metallic silver. The familiar Adidas triple stripe is reimagined as a downward stroke on the back of the heal. It has an easy to wipe clean synthetic upper which also makes this shoe amazingly light. The rubber sole provides flexibility and sticks well on firm ground. Many have found that going up half a size insures a good fit in this shoe but it is not particularly suited to wide feet. This shoe is great for anyone who is looking in the lower price range but still wants a good quality shoe.
Nike Men’s Mercurial Victory Soccer Cleat – If you like to have something that looks a bit different to everyone else’s, you can’t look beyond this shoe. Nike describes the color as black and white with total crimson but a better description might be black with lava images under the Nike swoosh. It really is unique. The upper is soft synthetic leather, keeping the shoe very lightweight and comfortable, and there is an internal “cage” which holds the foot into place. The outsole and cleats are suited to firm natural surfaces. They are generally true to size and are aimed at average foot width. Not for wide feet.
Adidas Performance Men’s Ace 15.4 Soccer Shoe – A lower price shoe that comes in black or black and vivid yellow, both with the Adidas triple stripe in white at the sides. They have grippy synthetic uppers with rubber outsoles to increase control and really “stick” to the ball at contact. The shoe is known to run a bit tightly so it is recommended to order up a half to one full size bigger than your usual size. They are suited to firm ground or artificial turf. While they are narrow, like any good soccer cleats, they do need to be broken in. This is a good, lower priced, entry level shoe.
PUMA Men’s Esquadra Firm-Ground Soccer Shoe – The PUMA Esquadra is an attractive shoe at a low price point. They are available in Orange with grey accents or black with orange accents, both with the PUMA swipe down the sides in white. The upper is synthetic and has very little in the way of layers of material which makes this a great, wipe clean shoe. The outsole has a polyurethane injected, bi-density cleated surface suited to firm ground use. Like any soccer cleats, they are narrow and fit snugly so, if you are concerned, it is recommended to order up half a size. They are definitely good value for their price.
Buyers Guide - How To Find The Best Cheap Soccer Cleats
Finding cheap soccer cleats is not the most difficult thing to do as a quick online search will turn up long lists. But making sure the pair you choose is really going to work for you is another thing altogether. Here are a few things to think about.
You need to start in a price range you can afford and there is no reason to think you are stuck with the worst shoes just because you have a lower budget. Decide on what price range you can afford and start your search from there.
If you can buy online and the company has a good return policy then go for it. Check out the shoes really well when you receive them and, if they are not the quality you expected, send them back. If at all possible, buy shoes that you can inspect in person and try on.
Sizing varies between manufacturers and between each design so try on each pair to ensure it will fit. The shoes should be snug with a finger’s width of space between the end of your big toe and the front of the shoe.
Some feet are wider than others and there are soccer cleats aimed at wide feet. You might also consider whether you pronate or supinate as some designs can accommodate these issues.
While synthetic is cheaper than leather, you should decide what you want to wear first, and then do your searching. Cheaper shoes are not always synthetic. If leather is what you are after, you may get lucky with a nice pair of leather soccer cleats that are on sale.