Boot designers, you might want to look away from this one or towards it depending how serious you are about your profession. We here at SoccerCleats101 keep an open mind to every boot that comes in our door and we understand the time and effort put into creating soccer footwear. Designers have an extremely difficult job as they need to continually come up with designs that appeal to a mass audience. Reach the wrong person, and their opinion can sway a mass following resulting in a colorway (or silo’s) demise. We are not looking to bash or create mass hysteria with this one, but we do feel there is value in pointing out the boots that really just didn’t cut it – whether it is from a performance or a design perspective.
Here is our top 10 list of boots that probably shouldn’t have been released or at least needed some modification before they hit the market. If you have any boots that you feel should have joined the list, leave your honest opinions in the comments below.
I had never heard of several of these, and that is probably for the best.
Funny how there are no adidas boots 😛
If you have a suggested Adidas boot that should be on the list, let us know which ones!
Adi5-xite. I have flat wide feet and they are some of the sloppiest turf boots i have ever worn. Nike has them beat hands down in 5aside turf boots.
What a joke those were. They were so bad that even Messi switched to the drop down F30s.
The 7406 was horrible as well. Luckily, it lived a very short life as Adidas soon scrapped it for the original Adipure.
I also have a pair of eescord and i really like them a cheap speed boot that gives me a natural feel to the ball and especially when kicking the ball the only negative i can say about the boot is like any speed boot is that they dont last and are starting to lift a bit in the toe but for the price $30 for me was a bargain.
Honestly I see the superflys getting a lot of hate, and maybe its just because i have a smaller foot, but my CR7 Superfly III are my favorite boots. After 2 years the soleplate finally cracked a bit and I am wary about wearing them but I found them absolutely fantastic. My roommate that is also on my college team also has Superfly III and loves them as well
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