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Best astro turf football boots 2022

Five-a-side is all about precision, movement, awareness (oh, and looking good). To do it all, here's our pick of the best astro turf football boots.

best astro turf football boots and trainers 2022

A quick game of five-a-side (or 6/7-a-side for that matter) can be fast, powerful and downright knackering. It's no doubt that you're going to burn through pairs of astro turf boots in no time.

The sheer pace of the game can leave us struggling for breath, while the small size of the pitch means you don’t get a moment’s peace while you're on the ball.

Even though you may just see it as a casual kickabout, five-a-side requires a perfect first touch and laser-sharp passing accuracy, since everyone’s wrestling for possession in such close proximity.

Of course, this means you’ll need to get prepped for your next Powerleague trip by bagging a great pair of astro turf trainers. So, what are the best football boots for astro turf?

Before we answer that question in detail, you need all the information to make sure you know exactly what you’re looking for…

The best astro turf boots you can buy in 2022

Best overall boots: adidas Copa Mundial Team
Best budget boots: New Balance Furon V6 TF
Best laceless boots: adidas Predator Edge.3 TF
Best boots for control: Puma Future Z 3.3 TT
Best boots for speed: adidas X Speedflow Messi.1 TF
Best boots for shooting: Nike Phantom GT2 Academy DF TF
Best boots for wide feet: Puma King Top TT
Best classic boot: Nike Premier 3 TF

What are astro turf (TF) boots / trainers?

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You’ll have seen a pair of these in your time, that’s for sure. You'll often see astro turf football trainers referred to as ‘TF’ or ‘astros’, and they are specifically designed to be used on astro turf surfaces.

The sand-based 2G astro turf is different from traditional grass and other, longer artificial grasses in the market.

Astro turf trainers use moulded rubber outsoles to help players cling onto the skiddy, sandy carpet with ease. Helping you to avoid the ol’ grazed knees.

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What surfaces can astro turf boots be worn on?

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As we mentioned above, astro turf football trainers are primarily suited for use on sand-based 2G astro turf surfaces.

More recently though, 3G artificial turf has become increasingly popular, which means that astro turf boot designs have altered to suit longer, rubber-crumb 3G surfaces too.

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What is the difference between astro turf boots and moulded studs?

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Whilst technically, an astro turf trainer does have moulded studs, they aren’t what you’d refer to as a ‘moulded football boot’ or ‘mouldies’.

Moulded football boots are designed with slightly longer plastic or rubber studs in various shapes and sizes, to be used on firm grass or artificial ground pitches.

If you’re unsure as to what moulded football boots are, check out our in-depth guide which has all the info you need. We've even got a guide on every boot surface type too.

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The best astro turf trainers right now

Best overall astro turf boots: adidas Copa Mundial Team

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Ah, the absolute finest example of an astro turf boot that you’re likely to ever see. The legendary Copa Mundial football boot, transitioned perfectly to 2G turf.

Comfort, durability and grip are unrivalled on this Mundial model, with cushioning that’ll have your touch as silky as prime Berbatov wrapped in satin bed sheets.

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Best budget astro turf boots: New Balance Furon V6 TF

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New Balance always come out top when we talk about value, that’s why this NB Furon V6 TF will save you a packet off the pitch. But, it’ll still perform on the pitch.

Available in a range of wacky colours, the rubber soles will last for a fair few seasons of sand-based ‘ball. These are half of the price of other elite astro boot models.

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Best laceless astro turf boots: adidas Predator Edge.3 Laceless TF

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Enjoy that unbridled feel of foot to ball? These laceless Predator Edge.3 TF will have you breaking the back of the net in no time. We've gone for the .3 version, because we love cash savings.

Built for power and precision, the Predator Edge astro turf version is every bit as good as its grass-suited counterparts. Get to poaching today with the help of this Predator.

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Best astro turf boots for control: Puma Future Z 3.3 TT

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If first touch and dribbling are your main attributes, you’re going to want to enhance those skills even more with these Puma Future Z TT boots.

Its advanced lacing tech will hug your foot, keeping that ball closer than ever. Leaving you one job, hit the onion bag. Again and again.

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Best astro turf boots for speed: adidas X Speedflow Messi.1 TF

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Even though he’s “getting on a bit”, Lionel Messi can still shift when he wants to. That’s partly because he’s helped by the lightweight design of the adidas X Speedflow TF.

If you’re setting about on a jinking masterclass at 5-a-side, this is the boot for you. You’ll be leaving players for dead and bursting past them in a blur.

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Best astro turf boots for shooting: Nike Phantom GT2 Academy DF TF

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On the short grasses of the PL, Harry Kane opts for a pair of these. And in fairness, he knows where the goal is. Usually 20 or more times a season, that is.

If you’re looking to rack up a Powerleague golden boot for yourself, the Nike Phantom GT2 TF is a powerful, accurate and comfortable option for goalscorers.

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Best wide fit astro turf boots: Puma King Top TT

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As with any boot sole type, there will always be a need for wide fitting options. That’s where Puma reigns supreme. Especially the Puma King Top TT.

With its classic design, it offers ample room in the toe box and a wide outsole which is suited to lower arches. The supple upper will mould to the foot, and you’ll have these in your bag for years to come.

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Best classic astro turf boots: Nike Premier 3 TF

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When it comes to smart and simple, this Nike Premier 3 is in the same bracket as the Mundial. One for the commanding, demanding, possession-based player on the park.

This black and white option looks exquisite, and the technology is premium. If you’re about the game which is played the easy way, you’ve just found your closest ally.

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Phew, that’s our list of the best astro turf trainers around done and dusted. We hope it's helped you to decide which you should opt for, but if not, we’ve got a massive range of football boots available on our site too!

Kevan Thorpe

Quintessential grassroots journeyman. I've had more "you look like Gareth Barry" comments than I have career goals.