If you find yourself playing in a full-back role, you may be wondering what the best football boots for full-backs are.
Playing this position, you are not only called upon to get up and down the flank.
But you also, from my experience, have to swing in your fair share of crosses.
So, as a result, having a pair of boots that suit the position, making it easy to swing the ball in, and handling a lot of running is key.
Therefore, taking everything needed to play the full-back role into consideration, I have for you here the best ones for the job.
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What Football Boots Are Best For Full Backs?
From my experience playing full back, its all about winning your one on one battles.
So its all about having boots that are going to help you achieve that.
Whether you’re defending a player or going at a player, traction and responsiveness are crucial.
As if you are defending against a pacey winger.
You need to be able to keep up with every turn and sprint they do.
When attacking yourself, you need boots with good traction that will help you beat them and get the ball into the danger zone.
You also want them to be comfortable, as playing this position entails a lot of running, and the last thing you want is blisters or anything like that.
So, to sum up, the best football boots for full-backs are ones that are responsive, comfortable, and help you when both attacking and defending.
Over the remainder of this post, I will go over five football boots that fit the criteria for this position.
1) Nike Mercurial Superfly’s
To start with, we have the Nike Mercurials.
That, from my experience, has proved to be great for a full back.
The reason for that is they feel quick, are responsive, and have superb traction.
Which explains why despite being made for speedy wingers, they are worn by the best full-backs in the world.
Players such as Alphonso Davies, Theo Hernandez, Ben Chilwell, who are some of the highest-paid left-backs are wearers of the boot.
Now you can seriously understand why as these boots offer a lot.
From the internal chassis, that helps you get into first gear in seconds.
The Aerotrak zone helps you twist and turn, as well as the signature flyknit that leaves your feet feeling snug.
2) Adidas Speedflow X
The Adidas Speedflow is a tidy pair of boots with a cool design worn by many top full-backs.
With the modern full-back being all about speed, these boots, therefore, become perfect for them.
A prime knit upper that is ultra-thin, wraps around your feet to give you that sock-like feel.
Not tight to the point where they feel uncomfortable, but tight where you are able to dribble close knit.
There is also a long TPU cage on the boot’s sole that gives you that lockdown so that you feel secure and stable as you dart around the pitch.
Now while being thin doesn’t make them the most robust boots out there.
Their speed and how much you can dictate the ball with them more than makes up for it.
All in all, these slick boots, which are worn by pros Achraf Hakimi, Alex Telles, and Jordi Alba, are another great set of boots for full-backs.
3) Puma Ultra
The Puma Ultra is yet another speed-focused boot that suits full-backs and is worn by pros Kyle Walker and Luca Digne,
Being ultra-lightweight, these boots feel as if you are not even wearing anything on your feet.
This light feeling is due to the MATRYXEVO technology, which consists of carbon yarns to help with fast movements.
If that’s not fast enough, there is also a Pebax Speed Unit, this in on the outsole, to help you get into your stride.
Whether that be catching up with a wide player or taking on an opposing full-back.
A feature called Grip Control Pro upper also helps you as a full back to control the ball and bring the ball out with confidence.
These are a quality pair of boots from Puma, with a streamlined design, that will help a full-back get the best out of their game.
4) Nike Phantom GT
The Nike Phantom GT is another silo from Nike that is great for full-backs.
Backed up by the fact these are worn by Andy Robertson and Marcos Alonso, some of the best in their position.
Has a full-back you are often required to carry the ball out the back and receive passes from the Center-backs.
So the addition of generative texture that has been refined from the previous version, allows you to with improved grip of the ball.
This texture also helps dictate the spin and direction of the ball, especially useful when varying up the crosses into the box.
A hyperquick soleplate allows for swift changes in movement.
While a flyknit, just like with the Mercurials above, gives you the comfortable and close-knit feel any footballer would desire in a boot.
5) New Balance Tekela V3
Last up, we have the New Balance Tekela V3 that is somewhat underrated, considering how good they are.
First off, the boots are easy to get on with an elasticated collar, and a pull tab on the heel, meaning slipping into them is effortless.
A lightweight nylon soleplate on the bottom is multi-directional, meaning you can freely move and spring off in any direction.
Perfect for full-backs that find themselves twisting and turning as they sprint down in wide areas.
With a vibrant design and something different from its competitors, these New Balance boots are well worth considering.
There you have it those are the best football boots for full-backs that will help you get the most out of your game and play with full confidence.
What do you think of them? Do you have a favorite that you are leaning towards?
Let me know by dropping a comment down below 🙂