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Best football boots for goalkeepers 2023

Comfortable, reliable and above all, beautiful. These are the best football boots for a #1 between the sticks.
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best football boots for goalkeepers 2023

The role of the modern goalkeeper has changed. Forever.

No longer the simple shot-stopper who needs to lump it forward, those between the sticks are now expected to play out from the back and begin the attack.

This doesn’t mean that your Sunday League team should be playing like Pep’s Manchester City though. No, that would be plain silly.

But it’s clear that goalkeepers can make their teams better by being comfortable with the ball at their feet. At any level.

To do that, you need to make sure your feet are well equipped. As well equipped as your hands.

Goalkeepers need a few main things from their football boots: comfort, traction and of course, style.

So, without further ado, these are the best football boots for goalkeepers that are available right now…

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Nike Tiempo Legend 9

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The Nike Tiempo is one of the classiest boots on the market, but they’re not just for tough-tackling mids and burly centre halves.

The Elite model is supple and comfortable, thanks to its k-leather upper, with fantastic support coming from the adaptive mesh tongue.

They’re available in a super grippy soft ground (SG) option, which will help GKs to create more explosive push offs.

To save a few quid, you can grab takedowns of the Tiempo in the form of ‘Pro’, ‘Academy’ and ‘Club’ versions. Just be aware, the quality and feel will drop away.

Which goalkeepers wear Nike Tiempo?

Thibaut Courtois, Alisson Becker, Sandra Paños García-Villamil, Nick Pope and Hugo Lloris.

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adidas Copa Pure

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Another classy option now, and a boot which is becoming a firm favourite among the best goalkeepers in the world.

The adidas Copa Pure is built for comfort, and it’s patented Fusionskin leather upper hugs like Mary Earps cradling a ball in the dying seconds.

Like the Tiempo, the Copa Pure is available in an aggressive SG soleplate, perfect for spring and acceleration off the line. On demand.

The takedown options are ‘.2’ and ‘.3’ and there is even a laceless ‘+’ version for those who don’t want to fumble around with laces.

Which goalkeepers wear adidas Copa?

David De Gea, Manuel Neuer, Mary Earps and Unai Simón.

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Puma Future

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One of the finest ball-playing ‘keepers around trusts this one, so you know it’s very good. Ederson can be seen regularly spraying passes in the Puma Future.

Heralded for its hugging and adaptable fit, the Future has FUZIONFIT360 uppers which are stretchy and supportive at the same time.

The MxSG stud option on the ‘Ultimate’ model is part of a Dynamic Motion System, built to improve change of direction and spring off the mark.

The premium model is cheaper than most on the market, but takedowns are available in the form of ‘Pro’, ‘Match’ and ‘Play’.

Which goalkeepers wear Puma Future?

Ederson, Yann Sommer, Ann-Katrin Berger, Gregor Kobel, Jordan Pickford, Manuela Zinsberger, Rui Patricio and Jan Oblak.

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adidas Predator Accuracy

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The adidas Predator has long been associated with tempo-controlling midfielders. But now, it’s a #1 choice for #1s everywhere.

Men’s World Cups and Women’s Champions League titles, that’s what these boots have contributed to for their owners.

Containing the same SG soleplate as the Copa, it delivers reliable traction for those testing 1v1 moments.

Takedown models are the standard ‘2’ and ‘3’ from adidas, with slightly less tech included as you work your way down.

Which goalkeepers wear adidas Predator?

Emi Martinez, Aaron Ramsdale, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Christiane Endler, Marc-André ter Stegen, Diogo Costa and Alex Meret.

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If you’re looking to get your gloved hands on some cheap football boots, then don’t forget to compare prices at FOOTY.COM.

Whether you’re looking for the boots above or something a little different, it’s never been easier to catch a bargain!

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