A 90-minute match involves lots of running, so you’ll need to protect your feet before you can field some feats.
Puma v-Konstrukt III Gci FG, $175, puma.com
The PUMA v-Konstrukt III Gci FG is a well-suited kick that should do the trick. The third generation boot features a modern design, and, more importantly, offers solid performance features, starting with full grain leather and PUMA AptoLast, which give the shoe a glovelike fit. The DuoCELL unit supports and cushions your foot, while the Ball Impact Guard and finger-shaped external heel counter maximize protection as you trek up and down the field.
adiPURE II TRX FG, $130, adidas.com
The adiPURE has a classic silhouette with a modern twist. The cleat features kangaroo leather, which is sported by many elite players, in part because of its supple nature, which allows for better ball control. The boot has an asymmetrical lacing system, especially beneficial because it creates a larger contact surface for a more accurate ball strike.