General boots question/review thread [6] - all questions/reviews pictures on any boot brand here pls

Discussion in 'Soccer Boots' started by appleCORR7, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. AdidasPredatorMANIAC

    Jul 6, 2012
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Hi mate! Your a champion. If you could send me images of the Kamo Japanese soccer store, where you can get the most amount of wall in, that would be awesome! If you can send some pics of the walls of some USA stores, that would also be just perfect. Cheers buddy :)
     
  2. Loftshc

    Loftshc Member

    Mar 26, 2013
    I know there's not really a thread for this but I was just wondering if any of you know what these shin guard/sleeve hybrid things are? Zelalem and all of the other Rangers players have been training in them
    zel.jpg
     
    jayc23 repped this.
  3. Jonny98

    Jonny98 Member

    Jul 26, 2014
    Southampton
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Looks like G-form Pro-S Elite shin guard, or something similar..
     
  4. JEN14

    JEN14 Red Card

    May 8, 2014
    Club:
    Sheffield Wednesday FC
    I'm looking for a pair of AG boots..... But having never had a specific pair for turf, I was wondering which path to follow?

    Nike seem to be the best but adidas and Puma have variants out... There's some Evopower 1 AGs available for £40 currently for example.

    Has anyone had any experience of AG soleplates? Which brand should I go towards?
     
  5. jayc23

    jayc23 Member+

    Dec 2, 2011
    Singapore
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Singapore
    Asked jaymike about the Puma Evopower HG ones and he didn't recommend them as they removed the G.S.F which was a fairly large 'plus' of the original boot. Its just extra studs, not sure if they're any shorter than then FG studs as well.

    Depends on why you're getting them for turf and the quality of your turf really. If you're on sandy turf, then just get the turf boots, don't bother with AG.

    overall, I'd definitely recommend the Nike AG studs, the hollowed out studs really give for great grip and traction (like you'd feel when you're wearing a bladed boot) but the risk of your studs getting caught are very very low (because of how short they are and that they're hollow)
     
    Oli Coultas repped this.
  6. Oli Coultas

    Oli Coultas Member

    Jul 15, 2012
    Leeds
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    I've got the Mercurial Vapor 9 AG and they feel fantastic to play in
     
  7. gusgorman

    gusgorman Member

    May 14, 2013
    Bristol, UK
    I had a pair of the LZ1s with the adidas AG soleplate. I actually really liked that soleplate when playing on good quality 3G/4G pitches. (obviously its been discontinued now but worth considering if you see an old model on sale for cheap)

    Occasionally I played on old worn out shallow bad quality 3G pitches and it wasn't really worth it on that though... Personally I'd rather just use TF in that scenario.
     
  8. JEN14

    JEN14 Red Card

    May 8, 2014
    Club:
    Sheffield Wednesday FC
    I tend to play on either very high quality 4G or a middling 3G. I have some of the Mercurial Proximos but I just can't get along without a bit of extra grip so I'm always wearing my Obras.

    Do you know anywhere that sells a variety of Nike plates...? I can't seem to find anywhere that does.
     
  9. JEN14

    JEN14 Red Card

    May 8, 2014
    Club:
    Sheffield Wednesday FC
    Yeah... I like adidas boots. Probably my favourite brand so that'd be ideal. Do they still sell the AG plate as I can't seem to find any...?

    It won't be lots and lots of use I'd just like a pair to use on 3G for when I play a few times a week and they would hopefully last me a few years.
     
  10. gusgorman

    gusgorman Member

    May 14, 2013
    Bristol, UK
    Sorry I didn't really make myself clear, no the AG soleplate has been discontinued. The new adidas soleplate is supposed to be dual purpose - ie suitable for FG and AG. I've not used it though so can't comment.
     
  11. serginhobertholi

    Feb 28, 2011
    Pará - Brasil
    Club:
    Flamengo Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Go for the Pantofola HG soleplate... it's pretty comfortable
     
  12. newone88

    newone88 Member

    May 2, 2006
    San Francisco
    Found this photo about feet types and it makes a lot of sense to me why some cleats fits me better than others...(-:
    I'm more of a Roman type. I wonder if this is ever taken into consideration when companies design boots. Sorry if this is not the appropriate place for this post but did not want to start another thread and get yelled at...(-:
    feet.jpg
     
  13. Bolivianfuego

    Bolivianfuego Your favorite Bolivian

    Apr 12, 2004
    Fairfax, Va
    Club:
    Bolivar La Paz
    Nat'l Team:
    Bolivia
    Wow! Never saw that before. According to that, I am roman.
     
  14. JEN14

    JEN14 Red Card

    May 8, 2014
    Club:
    Sheffield Wednesday FC
    No problem. Yeah I know about the new ones but I'm not a huge fan of either for specifically AG ground.

    I'll have a look and see if I can find some old school adidas ones.
     
  15. JEN14

    JEN14 Red Card

    May 8, 2014
    Club:
    Sheffield Wednesday FC
    Yeah I've seen that before. I believe the most common one is Greek (which I am thankfully!) and companies tend to follow that guideline, apart from Puma... Think that's right.

    Their last is based on Egyptian/Germanic...
     
    Oli Coultas repped this.
  16. Oli Coultas

    Oli Coultas Member

    Jul 15, 2012
    Leeds
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    That's probably why puma for me perfectly
     
  17. JEN14

    JEN14 Red Card

    May 8, 2014
    Club:
    Sheffield Wednesday FC
    Yeah it's a weird one because like I said I think (THINK ;)) Greek is the most common. And you can tell it's the case that companies follow that idea because of the rounded toe.

    I've always wondered why Puma insist on sticking with it though... I've been considering some of the new Evospeeds for the new season but just can't really get along with the toe.
     
    Oli Coultas repped this.
  18. gusgorman

    gusgorman Member

    May 14, 2013
    Bristol, UK
    I'm Roman and have a slightly wide forefoot and the toe box of almost all boots is the wrong shape for me.
     
  19. Smallrod

    Smallrod Member

    Oct 15, 2008
    The Bahamas
    What size are you and where do you live? I have a pair of AG Lz's in US9 that are in good condition and I am willing to let them go cheap.
     
  20. tilburysoccer

    tilburysoccer Member

    Sep 16, 2009
    KCMO
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    upload_2015-9-10_20-50-36.jpeg
    I have just received these, and they are quality. the fit is amazing. its only calf leather but its incredibly soft, and the studs provide excellent traction. they remind me of Nomis boots, if anyone recalls. does anyone else have experience with this brand? this is pele sports 1962 btw.
     
  21. AdidasPredatorMANIAC

    Jul 6, 2012
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Used to love Pele Sports! BTW, Pele Sports bought out Nomis when they were about to go bankrupt. Had the 62, 70 and Trinity models. As well as some of their Radium futsal range. All were quality boots, shame they are defunct now.
     
    Oli Coultas repped this.
  22. Oli Coultas

    Oli Coultas Member

    Jul 15, 2012
    Leeds
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    The leather on the 70 was amazing, loved the grip coating as well
     
  23. JEN14

    JEN14 Red Card

    May 8, 2014
    Club:
    Sheffield Wednesday FC
    I'm that size. PM me.
     
  24. appleCORR7

    appleCORR7 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    UK
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    I've still got a pair of Nomis boots - they were sampling a female online line & sent me a pair. Only they came with none of the plastic logos that made the touch awful. The ones I have are just a beautiful calf leather and they were great boots - while they lasted. You were meant to be able to wear them on concrete and sand based astro and the studs wouldn't wear down, but mine did and the leather didn't hold up too well either. I still have them as I said they did some nice personalisation for me so kudos for that.

    appleCORR
     
  25. newone88

    newone88 Member

    May 2, 2006
    San Francisco
    A friend sent me this link to a YouTube video. Very interesting take from Joey Barton on boots


    I never seen this before and thought to share because you get a very honest and professional take on soccer boots (video from 2014)

    Enjoy
     

Share This Page