Facts

  • Top

    High Top

    Football boots with sock-like extension above the ankle level for added protection and support. the best high top fooball boots.

    Mid Top

    Football boots that offer coverage until the ankle level for extra stability. See the best mid top football boots.

    Low Top

    Traditional football boots without collars or extensions for maximum mobility. See the best low top football boots.

    Good to know

    Choosing the best collar height is a matter of personal preference and is not dependent on the type of surface played. More info here

  • Surface

    Firm Ground

    Football boots that provide rotational and aggressive traction on firm or dry natural grass. See the best FG boots.

    Indoor

    Football boots with flat, anti-slip rubber outsole great for indoor courts. See the best IC boots.

    Turf

    Football boots with durable rubber outsole designed for excellent grip on short-piled synthetic grass. See the best Turf boots.

    Artificial Grass

    Low-profile, hollow-studded football boots intended for long-piled synthetic grass. See the best AG boots.

    Street

    Football boots built for street, dirt, concrete and polished pitches and also doubles as a casual wear. See the best Street football boots.

    Flexible Ground

    Football boots that are built for more than one type of surface. See the best Flexible Ground Football boots.

  • Collection
    Asics DS Light

    Good to know

    Football boots are often categorized by brands into different collections based on their distinct purpose such as boots for Speed, Power or Control.

  • Lacing System
  • Price
    $200
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Rankings

A top rated Asics soccer cleat
A popular pick
It has never been more popular than this October

Expert Reviews

Experts are soccer players, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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93 / 100 based on 6 expert reviews

  • 92 / 100 | Soccer Reviews For You | | Level 5 expert

    This shoe pretty much beats out the rest as far as the amount of leather that you get considering the weight of the shoe and as far as the quality is concerned, the leather is really really nice.

  • 90 / 100 | SoccerCleats 101 | Level 2 expert

    Everything about it is pretty classic and very simple.

  • 95 / 100 | SoccerCleats 101 | | Level 5 expert

    There isn’t a great deal to be critical about with these boots. It is clear that Asics has addressed the durability concerns with the original (something we will continue to monitor) and visually, they look like a traditional release from a top brand.

  • 96 / 100 | The Best Soccer Cleats | Level 1 expert

    These shoes are soft to the touch and comfortable enough to last throughout an entire game. Its fit is secure to ensure you don’t have to concern yourself with sliding around while trying to score a goal.

  • 93 / 100 | Soccer.com | | Level 1 expert

    After taking the cleats for a few go-rounds on the field, both models seem to have the same traction but different feels, especially when in contact with the ball. The kangaroo leather always accentuates the soft touch for the technical player. I did also notice that the K has a little more give than the MS version

  • 93 / 100 | Top Rated | Level 1 expert

    Why we liked it – removable soles are fantastic, and give the player a sense of customizability that just isnt present in most professional football cleats. This can improve hygiene and also comfort depending on the type of ground.

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  • The premium Kangaroo leather prevalent in the second generation of DS Light X-Fly is its main highlight. This material has long been preferred by many soccer players as it is obviously beneficial in so many ways. This is evident in sough-after K-leather soccer shoes such as the Adidas Mundial Goal and Puma One 18.1 K-Leather Firm Ground. Its top of the line durability, excellent ball touch, and distinct lightness are some of the many pros that can it offer. Asics has always been known to provide premium quality with their K-leather cleats as opposed to their synthetic quality.
  • Another best-liked feature with DS Light X-Fly 2 K is its external heel counter. Solid heel support is equivalent to this feature. Having a counter that extends out and around the heel lessens the chances of strain in the ankle and knee. It contributes to the overall comfort of the shoe.

Asics DS Light X-Fly 2 K is available in men’s version with sizes ranging from 6.5 to 11.5. The K-leather material used in the upper provides a fit that wraps the foot comfortably like the previous version. The fit is adjustable through a central lacing system.

This heritage soccer cleat utilizes a Solyte polymer soleplate that gives the right balance of stiffness and flexibility. Consequently, it distributes equal pressure from heel to toe.

For durability, two rivets can be seen fastened below the forefoot area. The stud heights ensure close-to-the-ground feel. Four studs can be seen supporting the heel area, one in the center, three on the lateral forefoot and four on the other side. The studs are not exactly the usual conical-shaped. These studs are shaped like a gear for a balance in ground penetration and smoother change of direction.

Injection moulding is the construction throughout the sole which explains the cleat’s responsiveness. In terms of cushioning, this technology has been proven to be more beneficial as compared to compression moulding. Additionally, this also contributes to DS Light X-Fly 2 K’s remarkable lightness.

The whole upper is showcased with Premium Kangaroo leather from the toe to the heel area except the tongue and the back heel. Curved linear patterns following the shape of the foot are stitched on the forefoot area. There is also a synthetic Asics logo on top of the k-leather on each side.

The lacing system is seen in the center extended through a portion of the forefoot area giving more adjustability.

The heel counter is external and is wrapped around the lateral sides, offering more ankle support. The combination of all these upper elements sets it apart from its almost similar original version. Often likened to Adidas Copa series, the upper of this shoe is an outright classic.

- The Asics DS Light X-Fly 2 K has a micro-synthetic version with a slight variation on the upper design.

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