What are Astro Turf Boots?
There are several different types of football boots to choose from these days, with each one specifically designed for a particular playing surface. Astro turf is famous for its rough and abrasive texture, so astro boots are all about getting you prepared for this particularly unforgiving type of pitch.
Instead of full-sized studs, astro turf football boots feature short dimples on the soleplate, providing you with the grip and traction required for sand-based pitches. Whereas other trainers will quickly become damaged, astros are famous for their durability and strength, while they’re also versatile enough to be worn safely on multiple surfaces.
When to Wear Astro Trainers
If you’re playing on a sand-based, 2G football pitch, then astro turf football boots are undoubtedly the way to go. In fact, this is the only type of footwear you can really use on this surface, since the longer studs used on artificial grass boots simply aren’t suitable.
However, astro trainers actually provide excellent value for money, and they’re a great option for anyone who plays football on multiple pitches. Although you shouldn’t wear them on wet grass surfaces, you can usually get away with wearing a pair of astros on 3G, 4G, concrete or indoor pitches - so long as they feature a non-marking rubber sole!
There’s actually quite a lot of information to take in here, so we’ve put together a complete astro turf boot guide to talk you through what you can and can’t wear. It can all get a bit confusing, and you certainly don’t want to end up buying the wrong thing.
Unless you’ve done it a million times before, finding the right football boots can quickly cause quite the headache. As well as helping you find the lowest prices, we want to make your decision that little bit easier, so hopefully some of our guides will ultimately prevent a nasty migraine.
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