Best Football Boots For Defenders, 3 Top Choices.

This is my honest opinion about best football boots for defenders.

  1. Nike Tiempo Legend V

Engineered by Nike with a revolutionary new double-layer upper construction of supple K-Leather and hydrophobic mesh, the Legend V FG football boots are not only the lightest ever but they’ll stay light too!

Soft K-Leather delivers the unrivalled natural ball feel that’s been a hallmark of Tiempo football boots for almost two decades, Kanga-Lite reduces weight and newly developed Nike technologies bring it bang up-to-date.

Moisture blocking HyperShield technology means the Legend V absorbs 73% less water than it’s predecessor and also dries significantly faster while ACC technology ensures a consistent touch in all conditions.

Built on an anatomical last with an internal heel counter, the Legend V boasts a snug, locked-down and close to the foot fit with a perforated, pre moulded sockliner with Poron inserts for ultimate comfort.

2. Adidas Copa Mundial

Adidas Copa Mundial Firm Ground Football Boots – Black/White

New technologies hit the field virtually every week and the latest football boot styles constantly push the limits of our imaginations, yet the understated Copa Mundial football boot, which first appeared more than 35 years ago, continues to thrive. Why?

It’s the craftsmanship, simple style and superior materials which adidas put into every pair of their football boots. In 1978, when Beckenbauer stepped on the field, he was wearing adidas Copa Mundials . . . and so was every other legendary player of that time.

Since then, the adidas Copa Mundial has remained the world’s most popular football boot. A trusted and timeless black and white classic, the Copa Mundial boot is made from the softest kangaroo leather available which provides for a comfort like no other.

The adidas Copa Mundial’s upper is fully lined with an extended leather tongue. Additional leather supports extending from the heel provide for increased durability and stability. The outsole is constructed of dual-density direct injected Polyurethane with molded studs.

This football boot is perfectly designed for firm ground pitches. So, if you want to own a piece of soccer history, then these are the football boots for you!

3. Puma Evopower 1.2

Re-engineered by Puma to liberate your natural shooting power, the evoPower 1.2 FG football boots feature a soft one-way stretchable microfibre AdapLite upper that bends with the foot while maintaining support.

A new GripTex print across the upper enhances control in wet and dry conditions while AccuFoam underneath ensures even pressure distribution, creating a clean kicking surface for increased accuracy.

Providing the perfect amount of stability without constricting the flexibility of the foot or reducing its natural power, the non-stretchable external EverFit Cage is strategically placed in the mid-foot.

Anatomically shaped and removable, a lightweight pre-moulded EVA sockliner includes a layer of premium cushioning foam for optimal pressure distribution and comfort.

Working as a spine, the Gradual Stability Frame is designed by Puma to allow the lightweight anatomical Pebax outsole to bend in harmony with the foot and the one-way stretchable microfibre upper.

For the perfect balance of stability and manoeuvrability on firm ground, the evoPower 1.2 football boots are equipped with a combination of fixed bladed and conical studs.


I hope this list helped you to choose the best boots for defenders.

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  1. Great info. I only play football casually, usually as a defender. I currently use my running shoes, but with the current weather (lots of rain) the field is always wet and I constantly slip. Might pick up the Nike Tiempo’s as my first ever pair of football boots to counter that.

    • Hi Guido,
      It´s a bad idea to play football with running shoes, especially on a rainy day.
      Nike Tiempo is a great choice to start.

  2. This is a great post on a very specific niche! In your opinion, which would be THE best pair of football boots ever created for defenders? It need not be available on the market now, I’m just curious to know as you are such an expert in this category 🙂

    • Thanks for the comment.
      Great question. I have to say that all my favorite football boots are currently on the market available. 😀
      All boots that I have tried and loved are there today.
      Manufacturers are also no dummies, they know what people love and they keep producing the best selling boots.
      My first choice is still Nike Tiempo.
      Check out my Nike Tiempo review also.

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