7 Best Cheap Soccer Cleats, 50+ Shoes Tested in 2023

Akshay Kumar Malhotra
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7 Best Cheap Soccer Cleats, 50+ Shoes Tested in 2023

Nike, Adidas, and other brands produce soccer cleats in different tiers or quality levels. Of course, the ones that are made of high-quality materials and the most advanced technologies comprise the highest tiers. Consequently, they are also the priciest. 

Cheap soccer cleats comprise tiers of their own. Though they are made of less expensive materials and less flashy soccer cleat technologies, they can still be expected to perform beastly on the field. 

But not all cheap soccer cleats are created equal. They all perform, but some just do it better than others. In this article, we present you with the most impressive cheap soccer cleats that we could get our hands on. 

 

 

How we test soccer cleats

There is no other way to know how a soccer cleat would perform; we had to play in it ourselves for a substantial period. Whenever there was an opportunity, we tested the shoe in different weather conditions and surfaces. You can rest assured that our claims are all based on actual experience.

To further ensure the objectivity and validity of our reviews, we do the following:

  • Buy the products using our own funds so we are not indebted to anyone
  • Weigh our own experiences against the experiences of other testers to ensure a more comprehensive assessment

In the end, each shoe receives a Corescore from 0 to 100 which helps us to pick out the best options.

Best cheap soccer cleats overall

Nike Zoom Mercurial Vapor 15 Pro TF
Nike Zoom Mercurial Vapor 15 Pro TF

CoreScore

80
Good!
4.8 / 5 from 28 users
N/A

Pros

  • Extremely comfortable feel
  • Truly dependable traction
  • Bouncy midsole
  • Pliable upper materials
  • Great touch on the ball
  • Fairly supportive structure
  • Lightweight construction

Cons

  • Might be too narrow
  • Requires break-in

Verdict

The use of cheaper materials on the Nike Zoom Mercurial Vapor 15 Pro Turf does not have a negative impact on the performance of this soccer cleat. On the contrary, doing that is a very good decision because of the amount of comfort and ease that the shoe now affords its wearers. A "downgrade" from premium materials to more common ones is not always bad news after all.
Nike Zoom Mercurial Vapor 15 Pro TF full review

Best Nike cheap soccer cleats

Nike Streetgato
Nike Streetgato

CoreScore

84
Great!
4.2 / 5 from 51 users
95 / 100 from 1 expert

Pros

  • Comfortable upper
  • Great touch on the ball
  • Supportive structure
  • Plush cushioning
  • Better fit than the OG
  • Durable for the streets
  • Bang for the buck

Cons

  • Chunkier than normal heel
  • Polarizing colorways

Verdict

Ten years after the release of the OG, the Streetgato from Nike is once again delivering comfort and style. Its suede and mesh upper ensure breathability, and it is lined with a synthetic material that feels soft on the foot. Aside from this, this indoor soccer cleat is also equipped with features that ensure high levels of support, such as a firm heel counter and a well-mounted lacing system.
Nike Streetgato full review

Best cheap turf soccer cleats

Nike React Tiempo Legend 9 Pro TF
Nike React Tiempo Legend 9 Pro TF

CoreScore

46
Bad!
2.7 / 5 from 32 users
N/A

Pros

  • Balanced midsole
  • Incredible ball touch
  • Comfortable straight out of the box
  • True to size
  • Good for wide feet
  • Lightweight
  • Grippy outsole
  • Attractive colors

Cons

  • Sole separates easily

Verdict

The Nike React Tiempo Legend 9 Turf is a suitable follow-up to the Legend 8. Ball touch and traction are much more pronounced, making this cleat a perfect partner for players who want control on the pitch. This fits even those with wide feet, so it's truly not difficult to love this one.
Nike React Tiempo Legend 9 Pro TF full review

Best Adidas cheap soccer cleats

Adidas Mundial Goal
Adidas Mundial Goal

CoreScore

91
Superb!
4.6 / 5 from 5,609 users
90 / 100 from 7 experts

Pros

  • Great ball control
  • Little break-in time
  • Impressive support
  • Excellent ball contact
  • Fascinating nifty style
  • Worth the price

Cons

  • Poor durability
  • Too delicate suede material

Verdict

The Mundial Goal did not just deliver the trademark Adidas look and feel, but also great performance and contact with the ball. On the flip side, questions of durability came into the picture despite the massive appreciation for this classic shoe. It may not be as technologically packed as the Adidas Predator 19.1 Trainers, but it still captures a lot of professionals and amateurs alike.
Adidas Mundial Goal full review

Best cheap firm ground soccer cleats

Adidas Kaiser 5 Liga
Adidas Kaiser 5 Liga

Out of stock in all 49 shops

Adidas cheap soccer cleats  

CoreScore

88
Superb!
4.6 / 5 from 13,984 users
91 / 100 from 2 experts

Pros

  • Aesthetically pleasing
  • Durable shoe
  • Great value for money
  • Lightweight
  • Offers a nice touch
  • Easy to clean

Cons

  • Stretches too much

Verdict

The Adidas Kaiser 5 Liga is a classic offering inspired by one of the best soccer cleat silos, the Copa Mundial. It is soft and lightweight, yet at the same time durable and reliable on the pitch. For those who want the classic design of the Adidas Copa Mundial but with a modern twist and affordable price tag, the Adidas Kaiser 5 Liga is the ideal choice.
Adidas Kaiser 5 Liga full review

Best cheap indoor soccer cleats

Joma Top Flex Indoor
Joma Top Flex Indoor

CoreScore

87
Great!
4.4 / 5 from 639 users
92 / 100 from 4 experts

Pros

  • Good traction on the pitch
  • Durable
  • Thicker than most indoor cleats
  • Comfortable for hard indoor surfaces
  • Standard lace-up closure
  • Phylon midsole

Cons

  • Quite stiff
  • Poor fit

Verdict

The Joma Top Flex Indoor promises a performance that can match those of the more popular brands. Players who tried it love that this soccer cleat offers comfort and durability. Some pointed out how it showed impressive traction on the pitch. However, critics were quick to notice some minor flaws, which included a slight sizing quirk and a stiff upper.
Joma Top Flex Indoor full review
Author
Akshay Kumar Malhotra
Akshay Kumar Malhotra

Akshay is a former professional soccer player turned sports journalist. His passion for the sport led him to start writing about it, and he is now a published author across various sports websites, featured on TheSportster and Sportskeeda among others. After he retired from the Singapore professional soccer scene, Akshay formed his own amateur soccer club FC Banterbury, initially just for laughs. Safe to say, soccer is an integral part of Akshay's life, and soccer cleats in particular are an obsession for him.