Sometimes as players, we just need to be honest about our playing style on the field and who we really are. If you seek the truth, it can lead to you finding the right boots that you should actually be wearing. With that in mind, this 100% accurate and completely honest guide* should be used as inspiration in finding the perfect (and maybe next) boot for you and upping your game. Check out the listings and leave a comment below letting us know which player you are and what you are currently wearing!
(*don’t take it seriously, this post is just for fun!)
The Showboat – Needs to stand out on the field with the wildest boots and will usually shout at other players when they don’t get the ball…every time they don’t get the ball!
Options include: The latest Orange Nike Superfly or the Electricity Adidas F50 adiZero would go down nicely!
The Engine Room – Doesn’t stop running for the full 90 minutes and never misses extra-time, usually the last player out of the locker room.
Options include: Something with class, like the Adidas adiPure IV or the Nike Tiempo IV.
The Goal Hog – Stands by the opposition penalty box and shoots on demand, you are not likely to receive a pass from this player.
Options include: Power – the latest Nike T90 Laser, Adidas adiPower or go for something different like the Pele-Sports 1970.
The Defensive Warrior – Likes to tackle and push people over, no concern for any other players safety. And usually can’t hit the target when they shoot!
Options include: Go with a bold Puma PowerCat or try the new Under Armour Hydrastrike. Another popular option is the Nike T90 Laser.
The Speed Demon – Sometimes it is just easier to take the speed demon down, they just like to run and run fast….most of the time like a headless chicken.
Options include: Lightweight boots like the Puma V1.11 SL, Adidas adiZero Prime or change it up with the Latest Lotto Zhero Gravity.
The Entertainer – Tricks just come naturally, and they can be heard shouting “Barbeque” after nutmeging a player. They then disappear for the remainder of the game.
Options include: Top of the list is the Nike CTR360 Maestri or simply choose the Vapor VII. For non-Nike fans, try the Umbro Geometra.
The Hot-Head – Think Joey Barton! It just comes naturally to scream at other players for diving, yet you do it yourself! Generally don’t abide by the law.
Options include: Nothing better than the Puma King Finale for a hot0head, but another one to consider is the Diadora Kobra K, designed with Italian anger!
The Artist – A master on the ball and looks the part, but sometimes likes to try taking on the entire opposition team – losing it 99.9% of the time!
Options include: The Adidas adiPure IV SL tops the list, and the Mizuno Morelia and Adidas Copa Mundial follow as back-ups!
The Out-and-out Winger – Stands on the sideline and doesn’t stray near the middle of the field. Also, doesn’t ever defend.
Options include: The Puma V1.11 SL fit the bill, while the Nike Vapor Superfly Safari(specifically) offer a lightweight and easy to wear option.
The Beckham – Just likes to take set pieces and play long passes across field. Likely to have a different hairstyle every other week.
Options include: Well, the adiPower Predator is an obvious shoe-in for this one. Non-Adidas fans, the Mizuno Wave Ignite is the way to go!
The Craftsman – Can be found polishing their boots before AND after every game/training/every time they see their boots! Perfectionist on the field.
Options include: If the Nike Tiempo IV doesnn’t suit your palette, you are not a Craftsman, also worth noting is the tough to find Pantofola d’Oro Lazzarini.
The Newbie – Every so often, they need to be reminded of what there role is on the field and where they should be positioned – yet they are the one to score a screamer from 30 yards.
Options include: Comfort is a must, the Diadora Maracana is a perfect option. The Adidas adiPure IV also fits the requirements.
The TV Pundit – Normally the one screaming directions to other players on the field, realistically they are the one who can never seem to control the ball.
Options include: Every TV pundit has worn the Adidas Copa Mundial at one point. But you will find this type of player also wearing the more advanced Nike CTR360 Maestri!