What are SG Football Boots?
Let’s be honest, we’ve all played football on something resembling a bog before. In fact, many of us might have been silly enough to do so without the proper footwear, leading to either hilarious or disastrous results. Sunday league players know what we’re talking about.
You see, soft ground football boots are specifically designed to stop you slipping all over the place. They feature longer studs which dig deep into the ground, giving you more secure footing and basically keeping you away from those muddy puddles. Phew.
The traditional soleplate features 6 metal screw-in studs, but many modern soft ground boots now use a mixed stud configuration instead. Basically, this helps to spread the pressure across a larger part of the foot and make you more comfortable, while still tearing into the turf to keep you on your feet. Well, so long as nobody fouls you.
When to Wear SG Boots
Sometimes you might be unsure when to wear a certain type of boot. Fortunately, this one’s nice and simple: you should only wear soft ground boots on soft pitches. It's so important, we even put that in bold.
Now, we’re only talking about natural grass surfaces here, so you can shelve any plans you might have to wear them at the beach. SG boots are suitable for wet and muddy grass, that’s it. Nothing more. Nothing less.
Wearing them anywhere else could quickly result in a pretty horrendous injury, so don’t say we didn’t warn you. Oh, and trying to wear other boots on soft ground will likely have the same result.
The world of football boots can be confusing. There are all kinds of surface types, models and new releases to wrap your head around, so we regularly create huge guides to help you make sense of it all. Here are just a few to get you started:
Firm Ground vs Soft Ground Boots
Yep, we’ve picked out the main differences between firm and soft ground football boots. Just in case you still aren’t sure.
Best Soft Ground Football Boots
All the best SG boots, listed in one awesome list. Check this out if you feel completely spoilt for choice.
The Different Types of Football Boots
This is our guide to the different boot surface types, making absolutely sure you’re buying the right boots this season!