If you plan to take your football to the streets, you have probably thought what are the best football boots for concrete that you can purchase.
Street football has been popular for decades and was the foundation for many professional footballers who now play at the highest level.
If you even look at the top nations such as France and Brazil the chances are most of the players, were introduced to the beautiful game through local kickabouts.
Now if you are looking to take your game to the next level, you are likely going to need some top quality boots that will help you score goals and perform tricks on concrete.
So in this post, I will go over what football boots you can wear on concrete and the best ones you can buy for yourself.
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Can You Wear Football Boots On Concrete?
If you’re talking about your standard boots that people would associate with football, where you have metal or plastic studs on the bottom then the answer is no.
Of course, you could try and walk on concrete with cleats or boots with studs.
However, I can tell you what will happen without even trying it myself, is that you will feel very awkward.
And there is a good chance that you cause some injury to yourself.
Metal studs would have no grip whatsoever, and due to them being bigger than other types of studs, you would feel like you on skates.
The same applies to other types such as firm ground, multi-ground and artificial surface football boots.
Studs may not be as big on these types, however, you will still feel uncomfortable.
Now while I know that covers a lot of the surface types there are still two that you can use.
One is by far the best because it’s equipped to deal with a rough concrete surface and that is ‘indoor shoes’.
The second which there are question marks behind is turf ones.
These boots don’t have studs per se, but the bottom of the boot still won’t grip as well to this type of surface.
So if you are wondering whether you can play turf shoes on concrete, I’d say yes.
But it’s certainly not the go-to option.
This leaves you with indoor shoes which I recommend to look for if your planning on playing on concrete, as they will do the job.
Should You Play Football On Concrete?
As long as you have sturdy pair of indoor shoes (which could be one from the list below!) then I would say go for it.
Growing up I played a lot of street football with my mates.
Whether that be outside my house, in the cage or even just during break times at school on the concrete.
Playing football on concrete is great for so many reasons, firstly you get to hang out with your mates while playing a sport you love.
But other benefits consist of improving your fitness.
When your playing in a cage, for instance, it’s a small space to play and as a result, you are doing a lot of short burst runs which is great for the anaerobic system.
Another benefit is that playing street football improves your control and decision making.
Since like I said, playing on concrete typically you have less time to think, because the area is smaller.
So as a result you are forced to be more decisive on the ball and think faster.
Best Football Boots For Concrete
In this upcoming section, I will be going over the best football boots you can buy for concrete.
I will show you seven different pairs that I have found great and compatible with this surface.
For each, I will explain the features of the boots, what I like and don’t like about them as well as some links for you to go and check them out if you wish.
1) Nike ReactGato
If you are looking for a pair of shoes, that will help you stand out at your next 6 a-side game then the Nike ReactGato could be the one.
These stylish shoes, which come in a grey, red and green colourway as shown above.
You also have black, blue and crimson both of which make a solid football boot for concrete.
One of the most important aspects of a football shoe is the overall feel.
With these, you experience that high level of comfort while also having that protection.
The accustomed Flyknit upper give you the lightweight feel, that you will feel when wearing other Nike football boots.
You also have rubber pods on the bottom of the shoe designed to give you the perfect grip for a flat surface like concrete.
2) Adidas Gamemode IN
The Gamemode football boots are a brand new silo Adidas unravelled, with the idea of changing the game and giving players the freedom to express themselves.
Now not only are Adidas bringing two types of boots to the table for the Gamemode silo with Lovemode and Sustainmode.
But interestingly, they are putting these boots together using a minimum of 60 per cent of recycled materials.
While there is always going to be excited with new boots, these have other features worth talking about.
To start with, these boots consist of closed laces and a one-piece upper, now since you don’t have laces to tie up the upper has therefore been designed to give you an accustomed fit.
For footballers who want to play on concrete, Adidas has come out with a pair that at the moment is exclusive to hard ground/indoor.
As you can above, the primary colours are black, pink and white.
There are also patterns that are consistent through the other versions of the Adidas Gamemode which add to the appeal.
3) Puma Ultra 1.2 Pro Court
Puma’s has a series of great football boots for concrete, one of which is their Ultra silo which is worn by top players such as Sergio Agüero.
For just under 120 pounds you are getting a good quality boot, that is well regarded by football players for how snug and responsive they are.
The great feedback by the football community isn’t so much a surprise as Puma have come up leaps and bounds in the last year, has also released the in-demand Neymar Jr Puma Futures too.
Being a boot that also offers protection and comes with an upper made of the signature MATRYXPRO it makes the Puma Ultra 1.2 a great shout.
4) Nike Lunargato II
It’s not just the ReactGato that Nike have in their locker, but they also have an equally good pair of boots in the relaunched Lunargato.
These boots first made an appearance in 2013 but it wasn’t until 2019 that they decided to bring out a second generation of the boots.
Now what is great about the Lunargato’s is they are almost ideal for playing in small spaces, this includes doing local 6 asides indoor or even playing football at the local cage.
That is why you will find some of the top futsal players such as Ricardinho who won a world title a few years ago, being huge fans of the shoe.
With the traction on the sole, you are able to keep up with the fast-paced tempo that comes naturally with street football.
All in all, it’s another great option for anyone who loves Nike or wants a top shoe to play football on concrete with.
5) Adidas CopaSense.1 IN
Copa Sense are a pair of football shoes that I feel suits smaller sized matches and kickabouts, because of the focus on touch and control.
Hence the name, these shoes have been designed so that you are able to execute immaculate touches but also ping the ball to teammates with zip.
This is because of clever technology called Touchpods that are placed on both sides of the boot.
To go along with the classic and simple design, these boots also have premier leather too. This along with a refined sala outsole which will make turning on the gas effortless.
6) Nike Mercurial Superfly VII Academy Indoor
No list of football boots is complete without the Superflys. Arguably one of my favourites of the past decade has a version made for indoor or outdoor if you’re doing jumpers for goalposts.
The Nike Mercurial Superfly football boots are perfect for spearheading attacks due to the fast nature of the boots.
These boots feature a dynamic fit collar and a springy outsole that helps you to drop a shoulder and turn in an instant.
7) Nike Premier II Sala
The last of the Nike boots that give some variety to this list is the Nike Premiers.
Now, this silo has been around for years and is notoriously known along with the Tiempos for being a simple but classic football boot.
You will normally find them in a primary colour of black, and while that is the case with the indoor version that Nike have.
However, with a classic boot like this one, they have gone back in time to take inspiration from an advert they created called Joga Bonito for the colourway.
With Joga Bonito meaning ‘the beautiful game,’ it’s almost fitting that they have opted for a bright and colourful sole of red, blue and green.
It’s not also that aspect that is interesting, as these Premier II also has a cushioning insole plus a rubber outsole for ultimate grip for hard surfaces.