10 Best Soccer Cleats For Men in 2022

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10 Best Soccer Cleats For Men in 2022

Soccer requires a lot of aggression, speed, and brute force. Because of this, it is seen as a largely masculine sport. As a result, many soccer cleats are designed primarily for men.

Brands like Nike, Adidas, and Under Armour never cease to try to outdo each other with every soccer cleat that they release. Which one to get? 

To make decision-making a lot easier, we assessed almost 250 pairs of soccer cleats for men. Our top picks are presented in this article.

How we choose the top soccer cleats for men

Maintaining our objectivity when making our top picks is important. Hence, we do the following:

  • Base our comments and eventual assessments only on actual usage in real soccer games
  • Buy the soccer cleats using our own funds to avoid gratitude-induced bias
  • Get the opinions of other testers

Aside from the qualitative reports, we also calculate and present a weighted rating called the CoreScore for each shoe. The score is based on the reviews coming from soccer players of varying backgrounds, levels of expertise, and playing styles.

Best soccer cleats overall for men

The Predator Freak+ from Adidas is well-received by soccer players. Though there were no mention of any particular feature that stood out, the shoe as a whole gets the job done so well, and it's all that matters. Indeed, the whole is not equal to the sum of its parts.
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The Nike Mercurial Superfly 8 Elite FG is NOT a bad shoe at all, we just have to be clear on that. It just follows a considerably well-reviewed Superfly 7, and not all attempts at improvement translated to a significant performance uptick. Still, it's a good shoe and buying it won't be a bad move.
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Best indoor soccer cleats for men

The Nike React Gato was a much-anticipated pair especially by avid fans of the Gato line. More than just a comeback cleat, the pair also makes soccer cleat history as it push for innovation. The pair features three technologies: Nike Touch 360, Nike Flyknit, and Nike React. This resulted in a comfortable cleat that delivers good traction and ball control, especially for the indoor game.
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Comfort, style, and decent traction - it seems that the Adidas Super Sala has it all. The combination of materials used for the upper delivers a soft, breathable feel as it takes care of ball touch and control. The traction and grip provided by this indoor shoe are praised by players. Also, patrons just rave about the colorways that this pair is available in. Overall, if you’re looking for a shoe that brings good value for money, this pair is worth considering.
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Best Adidas soccer cleats for men

The Adidas Copa Sense+ works as a soccer cleat, as long as it's broken in pretty well. Because the break-in period can bring some pain, it is totally understandble if some players decide to turn their backs on this one. Fortunately, things do get better. Patience and perseverance are virtues indeed.
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The Adidas X Speedflow.1 FG is pretty much like the more premium X Speedflow+ in terms of performance and reception. Adidas appears to have made a good move replacing the successful X Ghosted with this new series. Players just love this soccer cleat and can't stop raving about how comfortable and fun it is.
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Best Nike soccer cleats for men

Given all the good things that have been said about it, there is no doubt now that the Nike Tiempo Legend 9 Elite FG is a good pick. It's conservative enough to not disappoint Nike Tiempo fans, but daring enough to attract skeptical new buyers/wearers. It's quite pricey, but it surely compensates for it with great performance.
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Indeed, it's difficult to follow a shoe that's well received because topping the new standard will be quite a feat. This is definitely the case with the Nike Mercurial Vapor 14 Elite FG; but make no mistake, this is still a high-performing shoe that's going to be worth the money you pay for it.
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Best budget soccer cleats for men

Just because a soccer cleat is priced more affordably doesn't really mean that it's inferior in terms of quality and performance. The Nike Mercurial Superfly 8 Academy MG is proof of this. It offers all that a soccer player would want in a cleat, so you would really think you get more than what you pay for when you get it.
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