In the first cartal of 2021, it’s time to take stock of last season, which gave us a huge number of new products, among which were both typical and innovative solutions in the football boot market. It was possible to compile our own selection of the best models in our opinion, but that would not be a very correct decision, since our preferences and ideas about the quality of gaming shoes differ from the opinions of our readers, and even more so from the opinions of professional players. Therefore, it is logical that we will create our TOP-10 based on the data on which boots were chosen by famous players, and which models were best sold all over the world. We think this will be just an adequate selection that reflects the real state of affairs. Well, let’s get started!
# 10: Adidas Copa
The 2020 novelty quickly captured the hearts of football players, not only for its distinctive slip-on design and references to the classic boots of this line, but also for its high-quality genuine K-Leather combined with synthetic materials. New technologies from the German brand in this model focused on the full feel of the ball, which they managed to achieve to the fullest. And one more interesting fact – the appearance of this model on the market marked the end of the era of the Adidas Ace collection.
In these boots played: Paulo Dybala, João Felix, David Luis, Jean-Claire Todibo.
# 9: Adidas Nemeziz
The ninth line of the selection is again behind the Germans, who continue to develop their innovative Nеmeziz line. The unique tape-like construction ensures the most adaptable fit and lightweight gaming shoe. At the same time, fixation does not suffer at all, although many are afraid to buy these boots due to the fact that they do not understand how they work. Let’s say Messi would definitely not have played them if they were not comfortable.
These boots were played by: Messi, Fermino, Isco, Gnabry, Aaron Ramsey.
# 8: Nike Magista
And then you can object, they say, this model has already been discontinued and you will be absolutely right, but there are still a number of players who are not ready to part with it. Anyway, these boots were the most successful and are still on the remnants of stores, so these remnants are being successfully disassembled all over the world.
# 7: Puma ONE
This shoe line was supposed to combine all the best from the evoSPEED and evoTOUCH collections, and then replace them in the football market, which successfully happened. The novelty came out very successful due to its unique adaptive material and combinations of proprietary technologies. Believe it or not, over the past year this model was chosen by more than three hundred famous football players who ran in them, not even under a contract, but purely for themselves.
These boots were played by: Aguero, David Silva, Coulibaly, Zinchenko, Giroud and Buffon.
# 6: Nike Phantom VSN
This line of boots buried the Nike Magista, but made up for it with a new level of comfort. They were able to combine all the best from their predecessor, and Quadfit and Ghost Lace technologies took them to a new level. It goes without saying that this hit of 2019 was worn by all and sundry or who were not prohibited by a sponsorship contract.
In these boots played: De Bruyne, Kai Harvets, Carvajal, Matuidi, Casemiro, Verratti.
# 5: Nike Phantom VNM
Another novelty from Nike, which was able to surprise the football community. And yes, they also pushed the infamous Nike HyperVenom line from the market, as usual taking all the best features from its predecessor. Phantoms conquered everyone not only with their unusual design with an extended zone for ball control, but also with a fairly high level of comfort and quality.
In these boots played: Harry Kane, Sterling, Icardi, Lewandowski, Lacazette, Busquets, Kimmich, Cavani, Alcantara.
# 4: Nike Tiempo
The legendary classic boot line is still current and updated frequently. You can even say that it was modernized in 2021, but within reason, since the model has retained its key points, although it has changed in terms of materials and design. Legend – this is the name given to the eighth generation of Nike Tiempo, which is traditionally included in the TOP of the most demanded boots on the planet. And even if these boots are considered appropriate only for defensive players, in fact, they will suit absolutely everyone!
In these boots played: Virgil van Dijk, Varane, Lucas Hernandez, Thiago Silva, Piquet, Maguire, Niklas Süle.
# 3: Adidas Predator
Another legendary boot line that, like the Nike Tiempo, has gone through decades. Now, of course, the design has changed a lot, but the concept has remained unchanged. Visually, the new items clearly demonstrate their pedigree, but are already produced on the basis of modern sports technologies, which makes them the choice of a huge number of top football players and football fans around the world.
These boots were played by: Paul Pogba, Mesut Ozil, Dele Ali, Koke, Ivan Rakitic and Miralem Pjanic.
# 2: Adidas X
Yes, it is very unexpected to see Xs in second place, but the fact remains – despite their recent appearance, they are very popular today, and the level of their sales in the past year just rolls over. They are chosen not only by amateurs, but also by a huge number of professionals who can go on the field in contract boots and train in Adidas X.
These boots were played by: Salah, Matthijs de Ligt, Bale, Son Heung Min, Belotti, Vardi, Dzeko, Dani Alves, Felipe Luis, Correa.
# 1: Nike Mercurial
We think that no one is even surprised here, since this model has definitely not come out with the TOP-3 of the best boots for many years, and the annual update keeps players and football fans feeling when you want to play in the shoes in which your idols play … In 2021, the boots received a unique split sole and, in general, a new production format, so the company does not sit still, being content that the most expensive footballers are promoting this line. They are constantly improving it, offering almost a completely new product every year.
This is how our TOP 10 most popular boots for 2021 turned out to be. We believe that the seats are distributed fairly and this trend will continue and will continue in 2021, unless manufacturers make some kind of revolution in the football market by releasing unique novelties.