So you have just signed for a local team. However, you have no clue what the best football boots for Sunday League are.
This is something I can relate to myself, as it was around the time that I started playing Sunday league that I was looking to get my first boots.
Having no experience of what boots to look for made this quite challenging, as I didn’t know what brands to begin with.
Nor did I even know what Sunday League entailed and, therefore, what boots would suit that type of football.
Now fast forward to now, and after playing some of my early footballing years in Sunday league, I am now in a position where I know strictly what to look for and which boots work the best for this league.
So, as a result, I will share with you my recommendations for football boots for Sunday league and give you reasons why it suits that type of football.
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What To Look For In Sunday League Football Boots?
Now Sunday League football isn’t the most competitive football out there.
It primarily consists of Pub teams and younger age groups who play on this day.
As a result, most footballers who play at this level, including yourself, may not take this football as seriously as, let’s say, a league played on a Saturday.
With that said, even though you play in a Sunday League, you may be interested in some suitable footwear that will help you strut your stuff.
However, at the same time, a top-tier football boot that is £200 or wearing the same boots as Lionel Messi may not really interest you.
So in this section, I will take you through a narrow criteria that work when looking for Sunday League football boots.
1. Sunday League Pitches Can Be Quite Bad
Now whether you play a Saturday or Sunday League, you will experience wet surfaces and all-around bad pitches.
That is more typical for Sunday League teams, as they will generally play on playing fields that are not as well kept as a pitch at a football ground that is looked after regularly.
Due to this making sure you pick out boots with solid traction that work for this surface will work best.
As a Sunday league will typically take place in the winter season, where most pitches you play on are quite bad.
So what to look for is boots with a solid soft ground configuration.
That will stop you from sliding all over the place and injuring yourself.
Because of this, I recommend picking out soft ground boots, which the recommendations I will provide below will all support.
2. Low To Mid Football Boots Are The Best Value
Now while I exclusively buy top-of-the-range football boots nowadays.
Mainly because I feel they are a great investment with how much football I play.
It may not be an excellent fit for someone like yourself who is maybe interested in playing Sunday League.
Not only do they cost a lot, to begin with, but considering how this is not serious football, it may not be worth the investment.
If you play regularly, then expensive football boots can therefore be worth it.
But if your playing once a week and don’t take football too seriously, it may not be worth it.
So what I would recommend is sticking to a low to mid-range pair, as that would give you the best value.
This is a budget I will also stick to when recommending football boots in the list I have made below.
1) Nike Tiempo Legend
First on the list, we have the Nike Tiempo Legend, which is a silo that I have always been able to rely on over the years.
Playing a couple of my early Sunday League years in the tiempos, I can remember really enjoying my experience in them.
Being a well-made stitched football boot, they hold it up well playing Sunday leagues with the kangaroo leather.
Turning in them, dictating the ball, and moving around is easier than it has ever been, with the brand new ninth generation of the Tiempo Legend.
What I Like About The Tiempos:
- Coming in at around the £75 mark in the UK for the Academy model, you get excellent value for money.
- Soft foam pods give you great control of the ball and allow for easy dribbling.
- A simple pair of football boots with a classy look. Perfect if you prefer their boots simple and not with tons of colour.
2) Mizuno Morelia Neo III
A football boot with a lot of attention to detail in the Mizuno Morelia Neo is a good pick-up for a Sunday league game.
Made with top-quality kangaroo leather all the way from Japan, these are sturdy but also comfortable and surprising light.
This, in turn, makes it a good fit for Sunday League, where pitches can feel heavy and opposing players that love sticking a leg out.
The only con with the Mizuno Morelia’s that I have found is its high price.
However, you do pay for what you get with these.
With that said, though, there are cheaper alternatives to the £300 versions, with a pro version that you can pick up between £75 and £120.
What I Like About The Mizuno Morelia Neo III:
- One of the best-made football boots in the market, with the finest kangaroo leather used.
- They feel great to wear and are easy to move around the pitch in with how light they are.
3) Nike Premier
A silo that has been around for years in the Nike Premier is an excellent choice for a Sunday League football boot.
That is due to the overall qualities that this boot offers, along with its rather nice classic look consisting of foldover tongue and white swoosh alongside the mid.
With most Sunday League games taking place on a wet pitch, the soft ground version with Anti-Clog, stop mud from slogging to the bottom of the boot.
A game where you also don’t have all the time in the world, the presence of premium kangaroo leather-like with other boots on this list helps you cushion the ball down.
So if you are looking for a reliable pair of boots under the £100 price tag, the Nike Premiers are a top choice for Sunday League.
4) Adidas Copa Mundial
Similar to the Tiempos, Copa Mundials are a legendary football boot, being one of the oldest in the game.
However, again, this is not a bad thing at all, as these are very good to this day. The design is classic, which I love, and they feel great on your feet.
This is down to the quality premium kangaroo leather stitched together and made in Germany to give you a great experience on the field.
They keep your feet snug comfortable and are also a pair of football boots that can last ages, which is a credit to how these boots are made.
5) New Balance Furon V6
If you want to be explosive on your feet and play like Sadio Mane on a Sunday morning, then the New Balance Furon V6 is a decent pair to go with.
Worn by Liverpool’s number 10, the Furon silo has improved with every release, offering speed and a light and comfortable feel.
With studs that can be switched in and out, you can also very quickly adapt to any type of Sunday League pitch with Soft and Firm found studs.
So if you are someone who wants to take on players for pace, especially those who might be hungover, then the New Balance Furon is a cool pair of boots to opt for.
6) Nike Phantom GT2
If you are playing Sunday League football, the Phantom GT is a top football boot to rock up with.
These boots have really grown on me, especially the recent improvements to the new GT2.
These boots come in perfect because they give you an accustomed fit, and with the generative texture, you get that grippy feeling, making it easier to get the ball under control.
Worn by some of the very best in Kevin De-Bruyne and these other 23 top-class footballers, these are a solid shout for your next match.