As the countdown to Christmas continues and thoughts turn to having to entertain your in-laws, putting together race tracks for your kids or nephews using instructions in Chinese and consoling the chef after the Yorkshire puddings don’t rise, it’s probably best to try and think about something else.
So today on Footy Boots, we take a look at the top 5 mid-priced football boots that you might want to find in your stocking and later, on your feet.
Umbro Speciali – White/Gold
When you’re stepping out onto a muddy pitch on a miserable January morning, it’s nice to know that your football boots are full-grain K-Leather and there’s 6 studs keeping you stable on such unforgiving terrain.
Fair enough, the White and Gold Colourscheme might not be the best for muddy conditions, but the first game you stride out onto the pitch in these babies, you’re going to look something special! And at £44.99, it’s hardly a price befitting of a boot with such pedigree.
Nike Mercurial Miracle
Nike have taken a lot of flack this year over their speed boots, so it’s nice to see their third-tier Mercurial Miracle at a price that everyone can love.
For your £54.99, you’re getting a two piece, glass-fibre outsole based on the technology of the Mercurial Vapor VI and the laceless last of the Superfly II. The low profile design of the soleplate also makes them great on Firm and Artificial ground!
Make no bones about it, these at the real deal – the proper v1.10 in a much-sought SG soleplate for half the RRP at £59.99
You know the story with this flagship boot, Carbon Fibre soleplate, Micro-canvas & synthetic leather upper – whilst some players have switched out to the PowerCat 1.10 or the v1.10SL, there are still plenty of players who ply their trade in the v1.10
Puma PowerCat 1.10
Another great statement boot that has suffered a big ol’ price cut in the run up to the Christmas sales is the PowerCat 1.10, which is down to £69.99
There’s plenty to love about this pair of football boots, from the 3D Power Shooting Technology to the robust heel counter – but what love most about the PowerCat is that it uses the best leather Puma has ever used on a football boot. Smooth
Nike CTR360 Maestri
The last of our mid price football boots is the mighty Nike CTR360, winner of our Panel Football Boot of the Year Award and yours for a 40% reduction to £69.99.
We’ve got a real love of the CTR360 range here at Footy-Boots and we know plenty of you guys too – whilst £70 is scraping the roof of our definition of ‘mid-range’, it’s definitely worth including them as they’re a great buy.