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The complete guide to multi-ground football boots

What exactly are multi-ground boots? When do you need them? We answer these questions and more in our latest boot guide!

Multi-ground boots

Multi-ground football boots (also known as MG boots or MG’s) epitomise the modern era. Gone are the days of soft or firm ground boots, they’re no longer needed (they are I’m just being dramatic). However, the introduction of MG boots to the market has been welcomed by amateur footballers up and down the country - simply for how easy they will make future decisions on football boot choices and how much money they will save in the long-term.

What are multi-ground football boots?

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The base of a multi-ground football boot is made up of studs that are suitable for both hard and soft surfaces. The idea for boot manufacturers making them came from the rapid rise in artificial surfaces throughout the country. More and more 3G/4G pitches are being built across Europe due to adverse weather conditions and general accessibility, so boots that can be worn on these surfaces, as well as grass turf are required by footballers who play on a mixture of the two surfaces each week.

Multi-ground football boots have a look and feel of a firm ground boot, though with an additional grip and cushioning on them that benefits hard ground surfaces - including artificial turf, which as we all know too well has very little give in it. One of the main strong points of MG football boots is the comfort and support they offer; the studs on MG football boots are specifically placed on certain parts of the solepate to maximise support, which in turn leads to players feeling much more comfortable when playing on all types of surfaces.

Which brands make multi-ground football boots?

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Multi-ground football boots are only produced by Nike and adidas at the moment. However, in the future it is likely that we will start to see more brands follow suit by releasing their own range of MG football boots due to their rise in popularity among players who are frequently playing on artificial surfaces, as well as grass in both the summer and the winter.

Nike’s Mercurial Superfly Vapors, one of the most popular models that the American manufacturers have produced, are available in a multi-ground version. Other popular silos like the Phantoms and Tiempos are the same, and each have an array of different colourways for us, the buyer, to choose from. They can all be found on FOOTY.COM, where we have made it easy for you to find the cheapest deals on each pair of boots.

adidas on the other hand are slightly newer to the craze but are now offering some really cool multi-ground football boots. The X 19.3 model in khaki/solar orange are my personal favourites, while the Nemeziz 19.3 multi-ground blackouts are also extremely cool.

When do you need multi-ground football boots?

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All the time! The best thing about MG boots is the fact that they can be worn on all surface types at any point in the year, minimising the need for two pairs of boots (soft ground and hard ground).

So, whether you’re looking for a pair of boots to cope with one of the thousands of disgustingly sloppy, churned up, weather-beaten grass pitches across the country, or you’re a five-a-side hero down Goals every Wednesday night, these types of boots will be absolutely perfect for your specific needs. When (if) the weather does start to pick up in the spring and summer and the pitches start to dry up and harden, MG boots have you covered on those types of surfaces with little give, too.

Can you get multi-ground boots for kids?

Yes, multi-ground football boots are available to purchase for kids as well as adults, with adidas, Nike and Puma all creating models for the stars of tomorrow. If you are looking to purchase a pair of multi-ground football boots for your child, as ever FOOTY.COM are on hand to aid you with your potential purchase!

We compare all of the prices from an array of different retailers to offer you the cheapest multi-ground football boots on the market. All you have to do is select the ‘multi-ground’ option under ‘surface type’ in our ‘kids’ football boots section, and you’ll see all of the relevant products listed in a clear, easy to navigate list format.

How to save money on multi-ground boots

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As previously mentioned, FOOTY.COM strive to save you money on all of the products you are searching for, including multi-ground football boots. Don’t get ripped off by spending hours searching for the perfect pair of MG football boots, let us take the hassle away from you! If you just search for these boots on Google, you really run the risk of being conned into paying higher prices by some of the most well-known retailers when in truth, there are loads more that you may not know about offering the same products for a much cheaper price.

This is where we come in. We compare all of the prices from retailers currently offering this new product on the market, to save you money on your purchases. Multi-ground football boots are new to the footballing world, but soon enough there will be plenty more manufacturers producing them. Rest assured, as soon as that happens, FOOTY.COM will be the first to bring you the best-priced version of these boots, so keep regularly checking our website for updates!

Callum Pragnell

25-year-old who has literally only just accepted the fact that he'll never be a professional footballer. Now writes about kits and boots to fill the void. Still plays local league in Manchester if any scouts are reading this. Southampton fan, for my sins.