If you are a crazy soccer fan who loves playing soccer and are always busy practicing and training, then you must be well aware of how crucial role soccer shoes play on the pitch. The right pair of shoes is a must-have if you want to prevent yourself from unnecessary injuries and spend less time on the benches.
Usually, academies require players to equip themselves with futsal or indoor soccer shoes which are designed for the hard-smooth surfaces that are prone to get damaged by cleats. The right one for you usually depends on the rules and requirements set by the training academy where you practice in indoor courts.
There are two types of indoor soccer shoes. The first ones are the TF (Artificial Turf) shoes that are designed for thin, dry, and much harder surfaces for which it has much shorter studs and the sole plate is made from rubber that makes it more comfortable On the other hand, we have In (indoor) or hard court soccer shoes which are designed for hard court surfaces, hence, they are equipped with a gum rubber flat outsole.
Hence, if you are an indoor soccer player you must know that you should be using the right indoor soccer shoe that uses a rubber sole which complies with the facilities requirements and does not mark the indoor turf rather than using running shoes because they are much thicker, rigid, and hardly last the ball kicks. A turf shoe is also a good choice since their sole is also made from rubber.
Consequently, you do not have to waste a lot of time looking for the right indoor soccer shoe for yourself as I have got you covered with my list of top 5 indoor soccer shoes.
The top position is secured by the Just Do It brand. Nike never disappoints when it comes to manufacturing comfortable and customized shoes for its athlete’s needs. The MagistaX Proximo II is a top-notch shoe when it comes to exceptional ball control, comfort, and style. This pair’s upper was inspired by the MagistaX Obra II using the same fly knit technology this time with more bumps.
The effect of these bumps can be felt clearly while playing. When it comes into contact with the ball, it provides added friction, absorbs momentum from the ball, and makes it feel extremely comfortable, in case you are worried that it might ruin your touch. Moreover, the non-marking rubber of this shoe and it’s exceptional grip is what makes it achieve first place in our list. Most of my friends who play futsal very regularly give testimonies regarding the shoe’s rubber quality and grip.
Overall, my experience with these shoes has been outstanding because of the exceptional control and traction this shoe provides on hard surfaces. Not even once did I slip while tackling and maneuvering aggressively.
However, some of the drawbacks of these shoes are that it is a hassle to put them on. It takes more than usual effort to wear them and the laces aren’t of very good quality. Secondly, they do not use the Nike ACC (All Climate Control) technology which helps in maintaining control in both wet and dry conditions.
All in all, I would suggest this shoe because let’s accept what kind of a soccer maniac does not prefer greater ball control. Plus, they are highest rated indoor shoes out there in the market.
Yes you guessed it right this pair is also a legacy of the brands famous Copa series. It is a unisex shoe that is available in men’s sizing. It’s design has proven its mettle on artificial turfs and the upper made from synthetic leather adds to the durability of the shoe. When I unboxed it, the shoes upper felt of premium quality and the stitch also seemed to be durable. The fit of these shoes was also true to it’s size.
Personally, I ordered it on a friend’s recommendation and ordered my usual street shoe size and the fit was quite good. Moreover, the rubber outsole makes it quite comfortable especially if you are some who trains for long hours or go out with the boys on weekends on a regular basis. In addition, the rubber also uses anti-abrasion technology which adds to the shoes life period.
However, most of the complaints regarding these shoes which I have noticed online were that the pair is a bit narrow and tight. Even though I think the fit improves once the shoe breaks in.
All in all, considering the aesthetics of the shoe which are quite appealing to most of the soccer fans, the comfort of the shoes during long training hours, and the extended longevity because of the premium upper leather and anti-abrasive outsole, it is the best option out there in our list.
3. The Adidas Ace 16+ Ultraboost
- Convenient to slip on
- Excellent traction on wet surfaces as well
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The third position is also secured by Adidas. The Ace 16+ Ultraboost is a sleek shoe that is inspired from a field shoe and its innovative hybrid design also allows you to use it for day to day wear. I believe it is a plus point considering you have to invest in a single shoe and can wear it else where too. It’s equipped with the Adidas lace less Primeknit upper which reduces the effort required to wear it hurriedly as well. The Primeknit upper fitcounter molded heel counter that makes the fit a lot natural and allows flawless movement of the Achilles.
I assume you might be well aware of the fact that Ultraboost is Adidas’s most responsive, and energizing cushioning. Moreover, the continental rubber outsole provides extraordinary traction in both wet as well as dry conditions. In addition, the torsion system between the heel and the shoes forefoot increase stability. The flexibility of the ace 16+ Ultraboost has no parallel for sure.
However, I still think it is a bit too pricey for an indoor soccer shoe. Furthermore, when I borrowed a friend’s pair for trying it out for a few days I felt it was a bit heavy when worn.
All in all, if you prefer a solid, all rounder pair of shoes for your indoor soccer games, this one can be your choice.
4. The Nike Vaporx 12 Pro Indoor TF
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The fourth position was secured by the Nike Mercurial family’s VaporX 12 pro indoor TF due to its unparalleled light weight and traction. If you desire to have a premium quality futsal shoe within a budget, then this is the pair for you. Nike was successful in making premium meet affordable with this pair. If you are one of those who love playing raw and prefer shoes in which touching the ball feels surreal then I believe this is the right one for you.
The upper of the VaporX 12 pro Indoor TF is made up of an ultra thin synthetic which feels quite similar to the Teijin synthetic. It is super thin without any padding which ensures the touch is surreal and adds to your speed. It has a one-piece construction with a fused tongue along with a dual lace hole system which makes the tightening the shoes more convenient and faster. I have played in them not more than twice or thrice but not even once did my heel move or slip during the game.
Moreover, the anatomical soleplate used by the brand makes it really light and reduces the amount of stud pressure felt by players while playing for long hours. The herringbone pattern used on the outsole improvises the traction. Personally, it did not even feel as if I was wearing a soccer shoe while playing because of it’s lightweight.
However, their laces are a bit difficult to deal with. Hence, I would suggest you to try it out and be sure because you do not buy soccer shoes every now and then rather once since it can be a bit heavy on your pocket.
Because of the convenient lacing system of the Nike VaporX 12 pro and its lightweight upper, I would recommend this to all those players who love pace and prefer shoes which do not make you feel as if you really are wearing a pair.
The Samba Classic is a newer modern version of the Samba original which has a sportier look. The Samba was initially created in the 50s for players to train on frozen outdoor pitches. The classic was introduced keeping comfort and durability in mind. If you are one of those players who prefer comfortable indoor shoes, then these ones are the ones for you.
The classics sole is a gum rubber sole and the insoles are a die-cut EVA which makes the shoe lightweight and increases comfort. Surprisingly, the shoe remains comfortable even after breaking-in. Moreover, the aesthetics of the shoe make it more appealing and can be used for day to day wear without anyone finding your shoes as indoor soccer shoes. In short it is quite similar to the Copa Mundial or one can say it’s the indoor version of Copa Mundial. The traction and feel of the touch are also exceptional.
On the downside, when I tried it out in the Adidas outlet, I felt the shoe was too narrow which is why I would not recommend it if you have wide feet. Secondly, the gum rubber sole makes it feel quite heavy. Therefore, if you prefer lightweight shoes then this would not be the right choice for you.
To conclude, I would suggest the Samba classic to anyone who is looking for an indoor soccer shoe that provides comfort or looking for a shoe that they can pull off with casual clothing as well. In my opinion, it provides great value for money.