4 Best Turf Soccer Cleats, 30+ Shoes Tested in 2023

Akshay Kumar Malhotra
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4 Best Turf Soccer Cleats, 30+ Shoes Tested in 2023

Soccer cleats come in different variants depending on the type of field that they are going to be used on. Turf soccer cleats are for players who play on fields with artificial coverings. These shoes still have spikes, but their spikes are much shorter and far more numerous than those seen on cleats for the firm ground and even artificial grass.

There are a lot of turf soccer cleats to choose from, and they are from brands like Adidas, Nike, and PUMA. Choosing can be difficult, especially for first-time buyers and inexperienced players. To help you out, we present in this article the top turf soccer cleats that we could get our hands on. 

 

How we test turf soccer cleats

Choosing the best turf soccer cleats is not an easy task. Each shoe has its own strengths. But if you just experience the cleats closely, you'd notice that it's the overall performance that separates the great from the good. And that's exactly what we did. We played in each shoe for a while before writing reviews about them.

Besides actual usage, we also do the following to ensure the validity of our assessments:

  • Get the opinions of other experts, especially if they don't agree with us, for a more comprehensive look at each turf soccer cleat
  • Refuse any sponsorship offer to avoid any indebtedness whatsoever

 

Best turf 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 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 turf soccer cleats

Adidas Kaiser 5 Team
Adidas Kaiser 5 Team

Out of stock in all 49 shops

Adidas turf soccer cleats  

CoreScore

87
Great!
4.5 / 5 from 5,470 users
91 / 100 from 1 expert

Pros

  • High-quality and durable
  • Good grip
  • Good support and stability
  • Great control of the ball
  • Stylish look
  • Great value for money

Cons

  • Runs narrow
  • Needs longer break-in period
  • Bad grip on heel
  • Poor wearability

Verdict

Considered as the little brother of the Adidas Copa Mundial Team, it is no surprise that the Adidas Kaiser 5 Team enjoys similar feedback from its users. Despite it running narrower than the other soccer cleats on the market, people still rave about how comfortable and stylish it is. The Adidas Kaiser 5 Team proves that a classic heritage soccer cleat can compete against the more modern synthetic soccer cleats.
Adidas Kaiser 5 Team full review

Best value turf soccer cleats

Adidas Goletto 6 Turf
Adidas Goletto 6 Turf

Out of stock in all 49 shops

Adidas turf soccer cleats  

CoreScore

86
Great!
4.4 / 5 from 846 users
91 / 100 from 3 experts

Pros

  • Good value for money
  • Comfortable sensation
  • Great overall look
  • Excellent fit
  • Excellent traction
  • Good ball touch

Cons

  • Sizing issue
  • Tight and narrow fit

Verdict

The Adidas Goletto 6 Turf shoe proves to be one reliable shoe on the soccer field. Ticking the boxes for comfort, style, and most importantly price, one is far from holding the short end of the stick when wearing this pair. There are reported sizing issues, but they are far from being a major concern as they can be easily remedied.
Adidas Goletto 6 Turf 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.