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Football boots what to go for.. ?

Discussion in 'Sports Arena' started by phill, 19 May 2006.

  1. phill

    Gangster

    Joined: 25 Nov 2005

    Posts: 419

    Hi all,

    Looking for some Firm ground boots for pre-season training / next season. Had some adidas predator pulse last season which fell apart! Also have some Soft ground nike total 90 zooms which are nice.

    Was going to get some mercurial vapor II's but they seem very thin and I play in the centre of midfield so think i need something a bit more sturdy for when i get some sunday league lump stand on me ;)

    Can any footballers here recommend a pair?

    tia
    Phill :cool:
     
  2. georges

    Mobster

    Joined: 5 Apr 2006

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    Can't really.. I've always loved predators I've had and they were what I was going to recommend.. I play right mid/ right wing/left mid
     
  3. Lead_Head

    Mobster

    Joined: 26 Jan 2003

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    Location: Nottm

    Adidas Copa Mundial for summer weather, or the World Cup version for soft ground.

    If you find a good deal anywhere please post a link in here, I'd be interested :)
     
  4. bjmerry

    Gangster

    Joined: 18 May 2004

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    Location: Taunton - The Jewel of The South-West

    Ive had the copas for a few seasons now and never looked back, they are an absoloutely awesome boot. Comfortable and great quality leather that has good durability. Ive also tried umbro speciali's which are bit harder to find in the shops bit very similar in design to the copas. The same leather is used to make them but they seem a little on the small side in comparison. Had a pair of size nines that were very tight. Both are quality boots though - its all about the white tounges!
     
  5. radikal_dj

    Hitman

    Joined: 17 Jun 2005

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    Location: Switzerland

    Good enough for Jens, Gilberto and me.

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  6. Lead_Head

    Mobster

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    Location: Nottm

    How much did you pay for yours and where did you get them from?
     
  7. georges

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    Are the copas better than similarly priced predators, or are they for a different role or something?
     
  8. bjmerry

    Gangster

    Joined: 18 May 2004

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    Location: Taunton - The Jewel of The South-West

    Ive bought copas from Sports World or Sports Soccer, what ever they call the place! They were £55 i think but are usually £60. You can pick up new pairs on ebay for around £40 though. Speciali's ive only found on ebay, dont have that many sport shops near me that sell them. They were a bargain and were only £30.

    Ive got a pair of the studded predator mania's from a couple of seasons back and they're awesome. Maybe a bit heavier than the copas and perhaps a bit more suitable for someone who sticks there foot in a lot and makes a lot of tackles but I think thats just individual opinion. I think copas are perfect for an all round light, comfortable boot.
     
  9. atpbx

    Capodecina

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    If you play in midfield you want boots with the reinforcements round the heels.
    As in sturdier leather or think plastic surrounds.
     
  10. Hilly

    Don

    Joined: 17 May 2004

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    Location: Telford, Shropshire

    I play with the Adidas f50+'s which I have found to be the best boot I've worn by far
     
  11. IceBus

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: , Washington DC

    Can you recommend some good midfield boots? I'll need to pick some up when I head over to Uni but since I've mainly been playing five a side for the last five years I don't have a clue what's decent any more.
     
  12. One More Solo

    Capodecina

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    Location: Manchester

    Nike Air Legend all the way. Fiberglass heel.
     
  13. IceBus

    Sgarrista

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    Are they alright being blades on the heel? I've heard horror stories about injuries from players wearing blades.
     
  14. Hilly

    Don

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    I've worn blades for the past 5 years or so, and never had a problem, i much prefer them over studs now
     
  15. THE DOC

    Hitman

    Joined: 24 Jun 2004

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    Location: Carnoustie

    PUMA KING except no substitutes ,blades are ok for hard ground but studs are far better for any ground with a bit of give ,also seems to have been a few studies lately giving blades a bad name ratio-injuries seem to be far more knee injuries over the last 4-6 years since the introduction of blades
     
  16. bjmerry

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    I have a feeling Man Utd banned their players from wearing boots with blades?
     
  17. georges

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    Why aren't copas on the adidas site?
     
  18. tom26

    Hitman

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    Location: Guildford/Huddersfield

    Because they're probably that well known now that they don't need to be advertised , which saves Adidas money.

    As for a pair of boots I'd recommend any of the Nike air zoom total 90 range they're comfy and come with extra support aroung the back, I've two different pairs of these over the last 3 seasons and they've been great.
     
  19. atpbx

    Capodecina

    Joined: 21 Oct 2002

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    Anything like the Adidas Absolute/Pulse anything with the hard heels.

    They used to have a model called the Supernova which i still wear when i play, these are almost the same.

    You can see wear the protection extends over the majority of the tendons at the back of your foot, and around the side, for when you go crashing into tackles.
     
  20. IceBus

    Sgarrista

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    They have, along with a few other clubs IIRC. I'd rather play safe than sorry tbh as I'm not sure what the uni pitches will be like.

    Am I right in thinking that the Nike Air Legend for soft ground are exactly the same as the firm ground only they have studs rather than blades?