The footballers like to trust in top-of-the-line football boots whenever they are on the pitch.
A good pair of football boots is the fundamental requirement to be able to play the sport well. Every professional footballer needs high-end shoes that enhance their skills on the pitch. Each type of surface has a particular type of boot which is adequate for it. Indian footballers have a love for lightweight shoes that help them play the sport with ease.
Global brands like Nike, Puma, Adidas and a few others are very popular. The brands that footballers use also become popular amongst their fans. The modern technology used in the making of football boots makes them extremely light, durable and fashionable.
In terms of Indian footballers, brands like Nike and Puma are particularly popular. Let us take a look at the top-10 football boots that are popular among Indian players:
Sahal Abdul Samad (Puma Future)
Puma has taken several major steps in recent years on its way to becoming a market leader in the Indian sports industry. Its selection of football boots receives global recognition. The popularity of the Puma Future is steadily rising. Sahal Abdul Samad wore the pair during the ISL campaign with Kerala Blasters FC.
Lalengmawia Ralte (Nike Mercurial Vapor)
Nike’s football boots offerings are particularly famous for being lightweight. The Mercurial series is one of the most popular of the brand. Its Vapor version is popular among many Indian players, including Lalengmawia ‘Apuia’ Ralte. He wore these boots last during Mumbai City FC’s AFC Champions League stint.
Lallianzuala Chhangte (Nike Superfly Elite)
Another Nike version that is a major hit amongst footballers is the Superfly Elite. They are extremely lightweight and durable at the same time. Wingers and players that are particularly quick choose the Nike Superfly variants most of the time. Lallianzuala Chhangte was seen wearing them in the ACL too.
Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (Puma Future Z)
Puma’s Future Z variant has huge global popularity. In India, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu among others wore the blue as well as the yellow and brown version of the boot. These Future colour variants are very popular and hold their place as one of the best football boots on the market.
Chinglensana Singh (Nike Phantom)
Nike Phantom is strong. These boots were designed to withstand heavy force and provide comfort at the same time. Chinglensana Singh wore the Nike Phantom GT version during the 2021-22 ISL season. He helped Hyderabad FC lift the ISL trophy for the first time ever.
Rahul Bheke (Nike Phantom/Puma Ultra)
Rahul Bheke is emerging as one of the strongest Indian defenders. He uses, on many occasions, two different football boots. For training and pre-match warm-ups, the MCFC defender uses the Nike Phantom variant. However, during the match, Bheke uses the heavily popular Puma Ultra-red variant.
Asish Rai (Nike Mercurial Dream)
Nike’s Mercurial is one of the oldest and most iconic series of football boots. One of the latest variants, the Mercurial Dream, comes in several colour schemes. Asish Rai in particular puts his faith in the silver version of the boot. Mercurial is popular amongst wingers and players that are quick on their feet.
Sandesh Jhingan (Mizuno Morelia/Adidas Copa Sense)
Adidas as a brand is strong globally, even though it has lost a huge chunk of the market to its rival Puma in India. Amongst Indian footballers, Sandesh Jhingan regularly wore the Adidas Copa Sense during the ISL 2021-22 season. The defender also wore the Mizuno Morelia during training sessions and other games.
Pritam Kotal (Nike Tiempo)
Nike Tiempo is iconic. This series of football boots are considered one of the most reliable ever released by the American brand. ATK Mohun Bagan defender Pritam Kotal and his teammate Subhashish Bose wore them during the ISL 2021-22 season.
Sunil Chhetri (Puma Ultra)
Puma Ultra is the most popular boot amongst Indian footballers at the moment. The red variant of the Ultra is worn by several players like Sunil Chhetri, Udanta Singh, Anirudh Thapa, etc. The Ultra is the best offering by Puma in its long line of football boots. Their versatility is the biggest asset.