The 2015/2016 season will be here before you know it. So we carefully compiled a list of the best soccer cleats to look out for the 2015/2016 season. Clicking any link will take you to Soccerloco.com, where you can view that specific cleat in a variety of colors and sizes.
Adidas NitroCharge 1.0 FG
The Adidas Nitrocharge 1.0 features a mixed synthetic and natural leather upper. A unique energysling element in the upper for energy retention to keep you going well into extra-time. The EnergyPulse outsole design toput spring into your step for optimal explosion and a soft and comfortable Eva liner. These cleats are probable one of the lightest cleats around as well as most versatile. Best made for midfielders and defenders, but don’t rule yourself out defenders! The Nitrocharge 1.0 are like energizer batteries in a soccer cleat form. They’re specially made to retain energy in every step, sprint and kick you take. This will surely preserve the health of your feet through intense games and training. Also there is added protection padding for making and receiving tackles. Hopefully you plan on making more tackles than receiving…
Nike Magista Obra
The Nike Magista Obras are a master piece of technology and comfort all in one. When it comes to describing the feel of the Magista Obras. One can say, it’s similar to that of putting on a pair of socks. This because it feels exactly like your putting on a pair of socks when you sporting these kicks. Yes, you still need to put on a pair of socks. The Nike Magista Obras feature a Flyknit Dynamic Fit Collar that looks like the top extension of your normal pair of socks. This increases comfort and overall control, probably the two most important things when playing soccer at all levels. Also, the All Conditions Control structure was designed for ultimate ball control. The Obras Fg are designed for Firm ground play on natural(not so wet) grass surfaces. With that being said, these cleats are so durable and multi-dimensional that firm, artificial and soft ground play should be just fine.
Adidas Messi 15.1 FG/AG
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The Messi 15.1 FG are like the beautiful girl that you see everyday. Arguably the worlds greatest soccer player and brand have created a DaVinci like portrait of a soccer cleat. Bottom line is these are the same cleats that the world’s greatest player wears. Most suitable for the players who endlessly drive,dodge and dribble their opponents. The adidas Messi 15.1 comes with the MessiTOUCH X-ray surface for precision in every touch. The messiFRAME locked-in fit with exposed cage for a more secured feeling on your feet. It’s nice when your cleats feel like they’re apart of your feet. The messiGAMBETRAX stud design for optimal traction in the harshest of elements. Emulate Messi, Score goals like Messi, and win like Messi. What is that saying again? ” When in Messi’s cleats do as Messi…”. These cleats come with a flashy metallic silver finish. Overall, aesthetically pleasing to look at and extremely comfortable cleat.
Nike Mercurial Superfly (CR7)
You know we had to put Messi and Ronaldo back to back. It doesn’t do justice to do anything otherwise. The Mercurial Superflys CR7 are Cristiano Ronaldo’s side-kick in world-class footballery. At a glance, you can’t help but feel like you’re staring into space when viewing these cleats. They’re sexy, sleek, industrial and optimized for you to play at your best on any pitch at any moment. Very similar to the Obra’s with the use of the dynamic fit collar that feels like your putting on a pair of socks. There is no cleat tongue to deal with which is great for those having problems with the tongues of their cleats moving from left to right, exposing feet to possible injury with no protection. Finally these cleats come with a carbon fiber plate to save weight and give you the same edge that Ronaldo has when he is playing against the worlds best. That last sentence alone should be enough to peek your interest in these cleats. These boots are heaven sent for those who wish to play friendly or competitively on natural grass but it doesn’t have to be limited to that. These cleats can speak multiple languages such as firm ground, artificial and soft ground. Sweet right?
Puma evoSPEED 1.3 Graphic FG
Worn by likes of Sergio Aguero, Marco Reus and Radamel Falcao. The Puma evoSpeed 1.3’s are designed to give you speed to outrun and outplay your opponents at every aspect of the game. The dragon illustration is a trubute to that of speed, wisdom and agility. These are the attributes that every player needs in the modern game. The evoSpeed 1.3 use a flexible material that makes maneuvering around your opponents an ease. These are a great choice for anyone who wants to enhance and improve their feet’s reaction time. An external mid-foot cage wraps around the cleats making them much more stable and durable. The PUMA GripTex technology covers the dragon skin in a textured upper to assist in ball control. Performs in all weather conditions they’re best for firm grass pitches.
Nike Hypervenom Phantom II FG
Here is the talk of the town, the Nike Hypervenom Phantom II. Similar to the Magista Obras and the Mercurial Superly in design(has the same sock like fit collar). The difference is how Nike have put huge focus into optimizing a cleat for performance and aesthetic design. The sock-like collar uses fused fly wire-like(cotton) cables for a seamless fit and has yet to be rivaled by any other brand. The upper of this new Phantom II is given a 3d textured look similar to the NikeSkin technology. The benefit being you’re first-touch will improve greatly during high-intensity matches. These boots also tout themselves as a no-brainer for wet or dry conditions. This hypervenom phantom II’s are built with an anatomically correct shape for a true glove-like fit on your feet. On the insole of this shoe, there’s a molded sock-liner cushion for your feet. This helps reduce pressure from your studs and is heaven sent if your flat-footed. I can’t stress enough how important is to feel comfortable in your cleats. If you plan at playing at an intense-level then these cleats are a considerable option. Even though they’re a bit pricey. Remember Comfort is key and the studs on the boots are made for superior traction and agility so you can stop and go as quickly as you want when you want.
Adidas Ace 15.1 FG/AG
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The Adidas Ace 15.1 were designed for the ultimate play-maker. Adidas put a huge focus into comfort and aesthetics. The padded heal and ankle area provide protection for your feet from physical contact, whether harmless or malicious. The Ace 15.1 were designed for players Planning to “show no mercy” on the field, hence the tagline. Perfect for players whose attributes are speed, agility and intensity.. The 3-d web like material wrapped around the foot aids in first-touch and shooting. I’d imagine you can have some pretty ridiculous shots with these cleats? Kill any spiders lately( top right corner goals)? You should have a much easier time placing your shots and passes with these babies. The adidas Ace 15.1 are well suited for either firm ground or artificial ground.
Puma evoPOWER 1.2 Fg Pearl
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Featuring a super soft premium leather upper, the evoPOWER 1.2 has a lightweight, comfortable feel with performance enhancing features. Grounded in the principles of ‘barefoot kicking’, these cleats are designed to provide a smooth kicking surface at the moment of impact with the AccuFoam lining that helps to even out natural curvatures in your feet. [Translation: You will be able to kick the hell out of the ball and feel as if your are not even putting half of your energy in the shot.] Designed to enhance and improve shooting and passing. You ever felt like play with a really hard ball and your cleats start to feel a bit to thin midway into the game? You can eliminate that issue with these cleats. The GripTex texture is included on the upper to help with ball control.The engineered out-sole includes both bladed and conical studs for maximum traction and dodging ability on firm natural grass. . These cleats will perform in the roughest of conditions and are highly recommended for those of you who are out-and-out strikers.
Adidas X 15.1 FG/AG
The Adidas X 15.1 is worn by the likes of Gareth Bale and Arjen Robben. This cleat was designed to suit these type of players and their style’s. The Adidas X was built with a TECHFIT COLLAR. Unlike the Nike fit collar the Ace 15.1 has a much smaller and more open extension. The short elastic collar sock offers a compressed fit around the ankle for support and promises a snug fit. The upper is made with the new X-SKIN, a revolutionary technology of composite material created through a 3-layer concept. Intricate indeed with a skin-thin lining for comfort, an engineered base layer for stability and durability and a topped transparent layer to protect and repel dirt and water from getting into your feet. The upper also features new NSG (NON STOP GRIP)for assisted ball control in all conditions. The adidas X15.1 is also constructed with X-CAGE for ultimate support during high agility movements through fragmented lightweight design. Meanwhile the lightweight new X-CLAW technology provides groundbreaking new stud configuration that enables the player to put more studs on the ball. A dream come true for the ruthless attacker.
Nike Tiempo V FG
The Nike Tiemp V are classics that some of the best in world still wear today. The Nike tiempo’s have been around a very long time now and the Tiempo V legends are the continuation the ‘world’s soccer cleat’. The tiempos offer all the qualities as most other modern cleats without the flashy colors and graphics. Suitable for all positions and types of players, especially the simplistic player. These cleats are a testament technology and simplicity in the modern game. There is cushioning inside the shoe to provide great comfort for players while the stud traction rivals with the best of soccer cleats out in the game today. *Disclaimer* Not available in California
As always my football afficianados, when buying shoes online it’s never a bad idea to order half a size up unless the boots are listed with a “Fits true to size” label. You want a snug fit but at the same time you don’t want to be choking your feet. This will increase the likelihood of injuring your feet.