There are dozens of soccer shoes different in design, color, size. So how can you choose the most suitable shoes for you, help protect your feet, support the ball and express yourself? I would like to give you some ideas, hope to help you choose the best soccer shoes!
Determine for yourself the position, style, and gameplay that will help you choose one of the most suitable shoes. If you invest well in a certain position, it will help you improve your skills in the best way.
+ Goalkeeper : you will need a lot of grip to be able to move more and be flexible in a narrow space. Besides, we can add some factors to support the force as well as short pass.
+ Defender : Because you need to block the ball, bump a lot and play “burning”, a good protective shoe will give you peace of mind. What you need most is protection .
+ Midfielder : you will need a comfortable shoe and good ball control. Because the midfielder needs to run up to run on many fields, comfort is necessary when you have to kick at least a few dozen minutes. In addition, the element that helps control the ball will help you better.
+ Striker : the choice will be more about a pair of shoes that support the ball and next to it is light to accelerate and create surprises.
+ The winger (big yard) : you will need a light pair of shoes to support maximum speed and besides the grip so you can redirect quickly and easily.
2. What pitch do you usually play?
Shoe soles that are suitable for your yard will bring many benefits both in terms of footing and safety, and in the long term, the durability of the shoe.
+ FG – Firm Ground : FG base is often used for natural grass surface with dry surface, less watering or not rain regularly.
+ SG / SG Pro – Soft Ground : used for natural grass fields in places with heavy rain or frequently watered. European professional players often choose SG because the game field is always watered very often.
+ AG – Artificial Grass : AG soles are getting more attention from manufacturers. Artificial turf field is growing more and more and not only in Vietnam but also in Europe or America. However, the artificial grass field meets the quality standards will have a certain thickness and settlement.
+ TF – Turf: Emperor TF is probably the most used base in Vietnam. De TF designed with small rubber chips, most suitable for most artificial turf fields in Vietnam because of low thickness, subsidence a lot of.
+ IC – Indoor : IC base is to be equal, mainly used for flat and hard surfaces such as indoor courtyard, wooden floor yard or cement yard.
This will be the part that many of you care about. Recently, more and more super light designs have been created, so there will be more people who care about the lightness of the shoe. The lightest shoes currently fall in the range of 5.5-5.6oz and the heaviest ones are 11oz. At the range of 7oz or less, it will be considered super light, 7-8oz are light shoes, 8-10oz are normal shoes and 10oz or more will be quite heavy shoes. Choosing shoes according to weight will depend on each person’s preference but remember that the lighter the shoe, the more fragile it will be and vice versa heavy shoes will be more certain.
The shoes are also divided into several segments together, besides there are take down models (with design models but using less money materials, reducing details on shoes so the price will be cheaper). Main shoe lines:
+ Control (ball control): designed to support ball control in frequently used areas to pass the ball or control the ball.
+ Power (power): support to increase the power for the shot phase as well as finish or pass.
+ Accuracy (accurate): gives you support on bends (swirls), dip (falling stones, falling gold leaves) in kicks or long passes.
+ Speed (speed): you will get a light shoe to maximize your speed on the field. They are often designed to be very simple, low in materials and use the lightest material possible.
+ Heritage (traditional): retro-style shoes like Copa, Premier or Tiempo, with traditional beauty, besides being comfortable and durable.
+ Hybrid (combination): lines that combine different segments such as speed and ball control, power and accuracy or speed and power.
Many people who buy shoes for the first time will have problems with the width of their feet. Each shoe line will have different foot widths and hugs. If you can go to the store and try each one, it will be very ok for you, but for those who have to order online, the following will be tips for you to have a good pair of shoes:
+ Read detailed shoe reviews, deliberately focus on comfort, hugging and size options.
+ Ask friends about the shoes they used, try on foot width, hug …
+ If you are not sure about the width, you should never buy and try to bring it to relax because not all shoes / materials have good elasticity.
+ Should choose the line of shoes with natural leather, especially K-leather because it is very elastic.
Many people buy a piece of shoe, especially when there is only one or two pairs of shoes sold at the end, you will choose a size, though it will be a little too big or a bit wide. This is quite harmful because not all materials can stretch well according to the length of the foot. When you wear sports, you use it at high intensity, it will have a bad effect on blood circulation, not to mention the effect on the features that shoes bring. If shoes are large, the likelihood of injury will increase. So it’s best to:
+ Choose a pair of shoes that fit with a small distance between the tip of the toe and the tip of the shoe, do not choose shoes when the heel and ankle are squeezed.
+ Choose shoes with appropriate hugging and foot width as guided in the previous section
+ When carrying the whole right foot, the toe tips can move a little.
+ When testing shoes at the store, you should try a little bit, go back and forth a few times, try to press shoes into places such as breaking your toes or jumping up to check if your feet are clicked or too tight, if yes, you need to change it now.
Hope these things will combine and help you choose a shoe that best suits your requirements.