Top Football Boots under £100
Nike Premier II - £90
First up and coming in at £90, it’s the Nike Premier II, which is a football boot that has a significant nostalgia factor with its retro silhouette. Updated and improved since its first introduction in 2014, the next-gen Premier II has seen it adopt some stunning colourways, with some being reminiscent of classic designs that have featured on Nike’s iconic Tiempo Air Legend boots. Performance-wise you can’t go wrong here: the upper features a K-leather vamp for a soft and natural feel on the ball, while the traditional conical-shaped studs ensure superior comfort on firm natural ground surfaces. What an absolute corker we start with, but next up is something a bit special from the double diamond.
Umbro Velocita IV Premier - £85
If your game is all about speed and you love taking players on, then look no further than Umbro’s Velocita IV Premier, which races into our best value boots list at just £85. Styled like the Pro version and also featuring the same lightweight Pebax Sprint+ outsole as the £150 model, the Velocita IV Premier weighs in at a mere 180g, which is actually 25g lighter than the Pro boot. You can feel the lighter weight on-foot, and it makes a small but noticeable difference over the first five yards. Available in FG and SG, Umbro have really got a little diamond on their books here. Next up is a boot that features a tongue from the three-stripes.
adidas Copa Gloro 19 - £85
The Copa range has seen quite a few changes recently, being repositioned as a mainline silo with Juve phenomenon Paulo Dybala stepping forward as its lead athlete. The real star we think though is the very impressive Copa Gloro 19. Retailing at £85 for the firm ground version, the Copa Gloro 19 has a premium calf-leather vamp for optimal feel and control on the ball, while the adjustable fold-over tongue with its elasticated strap will always evoke memories of early Pred models. A structured knitted collar, like the collar seen on the 19+ model, offers a sock-like fit around the ankle for seamless comfort. If you feel the Gloro has a look of the old school about it, then up next we’re stepping into the future with PUMA.
PUMA Future 19.3 Netfit - £75
Engineered to strike, adapt and accelerate, the PUMA Future 19.3 offers great value for money with its £75 price tag, which you can’t help but be impressed with. A feature we just love about these football boots is the NETFIT lacing system, which allows you to customise how you lace them to suit your preference. How cool is that? The knitted sock construction that sits just underneath the ankle provides little in the way of irritation, creating a seamless link between foot and lower leg. Another nice bonus about these boots is that the soleplate doesn’t just limit the 19.3 to use on firm natural ground, it can also be used on artificial turf surfaces too. The Future 19.3 from PUMA has our approval, but if that’s not got you hooked, up next is an exotic-sounding boot from New Balance.
New Balance Tekela V1 Magique - £60
Designed for the innovators on the pitch who create chances, the New Balance Tekela V1 Magique is the cheapest boot on our list coming in at £60. Considering what you get for your money here, that’s an absolute steal. An elasticated mesh collar and traditional lacing system ensures comfort and support, while the synthetic material used on the upper is one of the softest we’ve ever seen on a boot priced as low as this. Both the FG and AG soleplates are more than decent too – single mould, but reliably sturdy and well made. If you’ve never worn a New Balance boot before, the Magique is an affordable way to give them a go.
New Balance Furon V5 Destroy - £105
Following in the footsteps of the updated Furon V5 Pro model, the Destroy is a streamlined as they come with a silhouette that just shouts SPEED! Again, you’ll find a lot of tech on these that you’d get on the Pro model too, with the most obvious being that aggressive soleplate design.
Nike Mercurial Vapor XII Pro - £105
Are you someone who still misses the Mercurial Vapor XI and its soft synthetic upper? And incidentally wished they’d stocked up on pairs before Nike introduced the Vapor XII? If yes, you need to check out the Mercurial Vapor Pro XII, which has pretty much the same extremely popular synthetic construction seen on the XI. Trust us, you need to try these.
Mizuno Morelia NEO KL II - £100
Known for their superior comfort and incorporating the NEO styling, the Morelia NEO KL II from Mizuno features a soft K-leather upper for supreme feel on the ball and a glove-like fit. A classic moulded stud pattern design ensures dependable traction on firm ground surfaces.