Football boots for kids
If you are a parent of a young footballer and your child has fallen for the latest model worn by football stars, this article will give you some tips and help you to find the right pair. What criteria should you use: the type of studs, the material, the training/playing field, and, above all, the price. We will help you make the best choice of football boots for your child.
For comfort and safety, children should wear the right pair of boots.
WHAT KIND OF FOOTBALL BOOTS ARE THERE?
There is 6 kind of football boots: FG, SG, AG, HG, TF, and IN. Let’s talk about studs. With the arrival of new fields such as high or short synthetic grass fields, new studs have been developed. There are 6 main types of studs and we’ve laid out what you’ll need below:
Firm ground: FG
These studs are known as “moulded” studs. They are mainly used on natural grass. They are also suitable for greasy grass pitches, but be careful of slipping.
Adidas Copa Sense.3 Laceless FG for £75.00
Nike Jr. Mercurial Superfly 8 Pro FG for £99.95
Soft ground: SG
Soft ground studs are recommended for playing football on the naturally greasy ground in autumn and winter. They prevent slipping and provide good stability. They should not be used on hard pitches as they are uncomfortable and can cause injuries.
Adidas Predator Edge.3 SG for £60.00
Artificial ground: AG
As the name suggests, they are for use on artificial surfaces such as synthetic fields in wet outdoor conditions. These boots provide good stability.
Puma Kids Future Z 3.1 for £37.00
Hard ground: HG
These studs are the least common because they are suitable for playing on hard surfaces such as clay or frozen ground. The studs are similar to Firm Ground studs but are available in larger quantities and smaller sizes.
These studs are suitable for use on hard surfaces: dry stabilized surfaces and synthetic carpets such as indoor futsal.
Nike Jr. Mercurial Superfly 8 Academy for £69.99
Finally, these studs are suitable for indoor football, such as on parquet or asphalt. The sole is almost flat and provides a good grip.
Nike Jr. Tiempo Legend 9 Club IC for £37.95
WHAT COMFORT FOR CHILDREN’S FOOTBALL BOOTS?
A logical but essential aspect: comfort. Yes, regardless of the brand, color, or model, it is important that your child feels comfortable in his or her football boots. You should therefore take into account a half size in relation to his normal size, which corresponds to the thickness of the sock. If you are looking for a more durable boot, look for a pair with a synthetic upper. If you are looking for lightness, opt for a leather or mixed leather and synthetic upper. The leather component will make the shoe more flexible and comfortable. However, there are few leather models for children.
To resume, your child must be happy with his or her boots to get the most out of them and feel comfortable in them. His pleasure will only be duplicated with a pair of boots that he appreciates and that allows him to flourish on the field.