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. jackrmee

    jackrmee Member

    Oct 9, 2012
    Swansea, UK
    Club:
    Swansea City AFC
    Nat'l Team:
    Wales
    I’m thinking maybe I could write “FAKE” all over them with permanent marker and then send them back
    Not sure if I’d get into trouble for that, or if it would stop me getting my refund.
     
  2. newone88

    newone88 Member

    May 2, 2006
    San Francisco
    Usually Indonesia or China.
    Ebay should do something about it and just write something in the feedback that you received fake shoes. I see many really good copies these days and usually they have the same box as well.
     
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  3. jackrmee

    jackrmee Member

    Oct 9, 2012
    Swansea, UK
    Club:
    Swansea City AFC
    Nat'l Team:
    Wales
    I’ve been sold a few copies over the years. None as good as this though.

    What I don’t understand though, if they can make the boots so well and to such good standard, why the hell don’t they put the correct art number and country of manufacture? No one would ever know then, until they fall apart.
     
  4. michael975

    michael975 New Member

    Juventus
    Brazil
    Jan 19, 2020
    EU
    Hey thanks for posting this! Helps quite a bit. :)

    I've read more your posts as well. Very interesting blog you have there. :):):)
     
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  5. derbyyank13

    derbyyank13 Member+

    Nov 8, 2008
    Niigata, Japan
    Club:
    Derby County FC
    Hey! Sorry I took so long to respond. Thanks for the support!!
     
  6. jackrmee

    jackrmee Member

    Oct 9, 2012
    Swansea, UK
    Club:
    Swansea City AFC
    Nat'l Team:
    Wales
    Hi guys,

    Just wondering what is the best glue to stick boots back together when the leather/upper lifts from the sole plate?

    Also any tips or techniques for fixing this issue?

    Cheers
     
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  7. derbyyank13

    derbyyank13 Member+

    Nov 8, 2008
    Niigata, Japan
    Club:
    Derby County FC
    Hmmm maybe Gorilla Glue?
     
  8. timbrayton732

    timbrayton732 New Member

    Liverpool FC
    England
    May 11, 2018
    Hello guys. Does anybody use heel grips if you fee that your boots a little bit later? I mean such grips as here https://womenmotorist.com/best-heel-grips-for-shoes-too-big/. Or it is better to buy new ones? What can you recommend? I feel that one of my boots is like al little big bigger and I am afraid that I can get an injury.
     
  9. gusgorman

    gusgorman Member

    May 14, 2013
    Bristol, UK
    Anyone every owned Puma Kings? (I'm talking the oldschool version not any of the recent modern updates).

    I'm just wondering about sizing? Is it best to go true to size? Or half a size down?

    thanks!
     
  10. gusgorman

    gusgorman Member

    May 14, 2013
    Bristol, UK
    ps - also, are the white stripes on the side leather or synthetic?

    I've always assumed they were leather but I've seen one old review say they were synthetic.

    I'm talking about the Puma King Top DI here.
     
  11. cadmonkey12

    cadmonkey12 Member

    Apr 3, 2009
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #1161 cadmonkey12, Oct 20, 2020
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2020
    I went true to size...I have had both the standard and Made In Italy Puma King Top DI. The standards seemed to fit slightly tighter than the M.I.I. I'm not sure if the form stripes are synthetic or maybe a highly processed leather (they have a leather grain finish). The form stripe material is a little sturdier than the upper material and not quite as flexible, but it's not bothersome after they are broken in.
     
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  12. gusgorman

    gusgorman Member

    May 14, 2013
    Bristol, UK
    Great thanks! I was thinking of trying the M.I.I but can't find anywhere in the UK or EU that still has them. My local store has the standard though.
     
  13. Michael Natale

    Michael Natale New Member

    Juventus
    Italy
    Dec 22, 2020
    [​IMG] Hey guys! I bought these Nike Mercurial Vapor III right after Italy won the World Cup in 2006. I’ve never worn them and was wondering if anybody could give me a value on them. I know they are rare as only 250 of them were made. Appreciate any insight on these, thanks!
     
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  14. derbyyank13

    derbyyank13 Member+

    Nov 8, 2008
    Niigata, Japan
    Club:
    Derby County FC
    Depending on the size you could make quite a lot off of them. At least $400 but probably more.
     
  15. Michael Natale

    Michael Natale New Member

    Juventus
    Italy
    Dec 22, 2020
    I was trying to find any listings on ebay but wasn’t able to find anything currently selling. They are a size US 12
     
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  16. brozy

    brozy New Member

    Dec 27, 2008
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
  17. arsenalista10

    arsenalista10 New Member

    Arsenal
    Czech Republic
    Jan 5, 2021
    Hi guys,

    I am looking for plain white boots, best case without laces and hi top/sock/ankle fit. kind of like the nemeziz in black but all white and only white. ive had a lot of boots throughout my playing career but i miss the plain white ones and can not really find any models. i hope you can help!

    edit: no blue lines, grey shades, red logo, just white on white in white and white! :)

    all the best, robin
     
  18. Batigoal_92

    Batigoal_92 New Member

    Arsenal
    Brazil
    Apr 5, 2018
    Hi guys, I live in a tropical country where it rains often, Singapore. I was wondering if it's logical to have a pair of Soft Ground boots in my arsenal for rainy days. The natural fields when battered by rain is pretty soft and muddy at times (people who lives in Singapore or neighbouring countries will know) but I'm not sure if they are soft enough to be using SG studs as I have asked a few mates of mine and they thought SG boots are absolutely not required. Thanks!
     
  19. jihado86

    jihado86 Member

    Dec 2, 2016
    Club:
    Real Madrid

    There's Umbro Speciali Pro 98 and Umbro Speciali Eternal Pro.

    There's also Diadora Brasil 'Made in Italy', all white except for a little Italy flag.
     
  20. elessar78

    elessar78 Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 12, 2010
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Do Puma King Turfs fit narrow?
     
  21. avinnie

    avinnie New Member

    Canada
    Mar 28, 2021
    #1171 avinnie, Apr 15, 2021
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2021
    Hi!

    I received my order today (13 days shipping time from date of order from Japan to Vancouver). Reading the opinions of other people in this forum really helped inform my order, so I'd like to share my first impressions.

    I ordered the Mizuno Monarcida SW KL in size 26.5cm (8.5 US), a half size down from my usual size 9 US. I've worn Tiempo Legend IV at size 9.5 US, Diadora Brasil at 8.5 US (slightly tight, but 9 US is slightly too large), Puma Netfit 5.1 at 9 US, Nike Premier 1 at 9 US (toebox is too short and leather doesn't stretch so I can't wear it), and New Balance 442 (2e) at 9 US.
    My exact foot length is about 26.5-26.6cm long, and about 11.2 cm wide at the widest portion of my foot (between the ball of my foot down lengthwise to my midfoot is all about 11cm to 11.2cm wide). I measured at nighttime, which is said to be when the foot is at its largest size.

    I measured my foot length by putting a piece of paper with the edge square to a wall, and putting my heel against the wall and marking at the longest point at the toes with a fine point pen, so the measurement is fairly precise (particularly because I remeasured several times).

    The length fit at size 26.5 cm (8.5 US) is PERFECT for me; there is about 3-4mm of space between the front of my toes and the absolute limit of the toebox, and I feel a slight compression from the fit out of the box that will clearly mould into a perfect fit as the KL leather stretches and shapes over time. I would like to send my appreciations to @dukduk whose stated measurements and information about his comfortable fits in various shoe models convinced me to order a half size down. It seems him and I have a very similar predicament with regards to having very wide feet!

    The toebox is slightly higher than most models, and although I have larger toes that sometimes don't fit properly into other models of shoe (for example the Nike Premier 1, which I simply could not fit into because of the low toe height, even after trying for a long time), this shoe fits somewhat comfortably in this regard out of the box. I am certain that with time and wear the KL will stretch to the perfect fit. The toebox is not pointy, it is a bit wide and rounded, which suits me very well since I have Roman shape feet (big toe, second toe and third toe are all about the same length, with 4th and 5th toe decreasing in length), and so this shoe fits my toes very well.

    The width is quite good. I am around a 5e-6e wide foot, so I think I could actually use a little bit more width, but this is probably the only model of soccer shoes I've tried where I don't have significant overspill on the soleplate. The width is close to perfect; I would prefer only perhaps 2-3mm more on each side of the sole plate for the perfect width fit on the sole plate for my particular feet.

    The special extra wide layout of the studs are also the real deal, and the feeling of stability is noticeable. I have tried on the New Balance 442 (2E wide), and while the leather upper on that model fits wide feet well, the stud layout is actually not appropriate for wide feet; I recall the stud under the ball of the foot of the 442 (2e) being almost a half cm too far inside from the ball of my foot, so that there was a bit of pressure and rolling instability from that position of the foot.

    With this Monarcida SW KL, the studs are positioned wider than normal and closer to the edges of the outsole and this really completes the special stability requirements of a wider foot. I am just walking around with them on at the moment and don't feel my feet rolling over the top of the studs like they tend to with almost all other soccer shoe models. The diamond shaped studs are not sharp and overly aggressive, they are actually almost oval in shape rather than true diamonds. I think these will be appropriate for AG fields. I would have liked slightly larger diameter, and circular studs, but these studs are ok.


    The soleplate has two rivets on the front of the shoe, and one rivet at the back. The soleplate has decent flexibility.

    The fit on the heel is very good and immediately comfortable. The inside of the heel is lined with suede from the back of the heel to around the midfoot. The suede is of unremarkable quality, but adds quality to the shoe nonetheless.

    The insole is very grippy and locks the foot down when you've tied the laces up. The laces that come with the shoe are also of good quality.

    The quality of the kangaroo leather is good; it is not the best I have felt, but definitely above average and well worthy of the cost of the shoe. I've read that Mizuno uses a more durable washable Kangaroo leather nowadays, so I am eager to see how this leather performs over time. The synthetic leather used for the midfoot to heel portion is very good and surprisingly soft and shapeable.

    I think this is clearly the best model of soccer shoe to choose for anyone with super wide feet, and I recommend ordering a half size down for the perfect fit. I think I will be ordering more pairs of this shoe starting from now onwards; this is probably going to be the only model of shoe I will ever use as long as it continues to be produced.

    I ordered with spsheart and Mr.Hashimoto there was awesome- he helped measure the insoles of various sizes to get the right size for me, and he sent me various pictures of the insole and his measurements.

    I paid a price of 11,800 yen plus about 2,800 yen shipping; My total cost was about 165 CAD.

    Summary:

    Leather quality: 77/100
    Studs: 76/100
    Soleplate: 76/100
    Heel: 84/100
    Insole (removable): 88/100
    Finishing: 82/100
    Suitable for: Width 2E->6E. Best suited for 3-4E
    Toebox: Medium-high height
    Length: Should order half a size down from your average US soccer shoe size.

    Fit (subjective): 87/100
    Value for money: 90/100
    Satisfaction (subjective): 93/100

    These are my initial impressions; I may come back to update my opinion after more wear.
     

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