Footwear To Wear To Your Next Kickabout

Football is a highly competitive and popular sport that depends upon learned skills, reflexes and teamwork. But other factors can affect your performance such as your choice of clothing when you are playing. So instead of tarnishing your luxury streetwear trainers, you should instead opt for a pair of kicks specifically designed for football.


Arguably footwear is the most important piece of kit that you will be wearing when playing football, ensuring that your footwear matches the environment in which you are playing football not only increases your performance but also reduces your chances of injury. Choosing footwear that is suited to your environment can help your feet have the right amount of traction, improving your ability to handle the ball and reducing your chances of falling over. Here is a list of environments and the best kinds of footwear to wear in each:

  • 3G Pitches: Artificial grass foot football boots are the most suitable footwear option to wear on 3G pitches, you can also wear firm ground or astroturf boots. But for the best degree of performance on a 3G pitch, you should stick to artificial grass football boots. Additionally, it is recommended that boots with a plastic soleplate or moulded studs are worn for use on 3G pitches.
  • Astroturf Pitches: When you are playing on astroturf or artificial grass you can wear football boots designed for 3g football pitches as well as boots that are for use on artificial grass. You should not wear boots with blades, but boots with short hollowed studs can be worn.
  • Indoor Football Pitches: For indoor football pitches you should only be wearing football trainers that have a tailored rubber sole, instead of other football trainers that may have studs or astroturf soles. Using trainers that have rubber soles reduces the chances of marking on the indoor floor, reduces injury and improves performance as it is easier to run on a hard floor in trainers rather than studded football boots.
  • Soft Ground Pitches: Wearing soft-ground football boots helps cut through testing terrain such as a wet football pitch due to their conical-shaped studs; providing you with a higher degree of comfort and control compared to other kinds of footwear when playing on soft ground pitches.
  • Firm Ground Football Pitches: Firm-ground football boots are best for firm-grounded football pitches, they are recommended for use when the grass is kept short on the football pitch and there has recently been dry weather so the football pitch isn’t too wet. Firm ground football boots tend to have 6 studs and come in a range of different shapes and styles.
  • 4G Pitches: Artificial grass football boots are best for 4G pitches, the hollowed-out studs on artificial grass football boots absorb the harsh impact of artificial football pitches.
  • Grass Football Pitches: Our answer depends on the weather conditions. If the weather is causing the grass to be wet you should opt to wear soft ground football boots to help you cut through the testing terrain. If it is wet and cold outside you should consider wearing a heavyweight tracksuit to help you remain warm and comfortable. However, if the weather has been dry recently and the football pitch is dry you should opt for firm-ground football boots to provide optimal comfort and safety.


Picking the right football footwear can be essential in order to maximise performance and comfort and minimise chances of injury.