7 Best Soccer Cleats For Women, 100+ Shoes Tested in 2023

Akshay Kumar Malhotra
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7 Best Soccer Cleats For Women, 100+ Shoes Tested in 2023

Soccer is definitely a male-dominated sport. However, this does not mean that women don’t have their own space in it. In fact, there are a lot of women who are as passionate about soccer as their male counterparts. And they, too, need truly functional soccer cleats for women. 

We at RunRepeat are committed to helping those women find the most suitable soccer cleats for them. With almost a hundred options available, we understand that choosing can be such a chore. In this article, we present our most noteworthy picks for the ladies who breathe soccer.

How we test soccer cleats

In order to ensure the trustworthiness of our picks, we strive to be as objective as possible. We achieve that by doing the following:

  • Buy the soccer cleats using our own funds. While we are thankful for sponsorship deals, we are afraid that they will color our judgment.
  • Test them on real soccer fields, in real games. This way, the shoe will really be subjected to the real-life pressures of the sport.

Based on our tests, we create a concise performance profile for each soccer cleat. Here, we lay out the strengths of our picks.

Besides the short performance profiles, we also calculate each shoe’s CoreScore. We do this by getting the weighted average of the individual ratings given by experts, regular soccer players, and hobbyists.

Best women's soccer cleats overall

Adidas Predator Edge+ FG
Adidas Predator Edge+ FG

CoreScore

87
Great!
4.6 / 5 from 54 users
85 / 100 from 3 experts

Pros

  • Uber grippy upper
  • Solid traction
  • Set up for powerful strikes
  • Natural-feeling collar
  • Provides stability
  • Top-of-the-line materials
  • Pretty lightweight
  • Streamlined look

Cons

  • Poor foot containment
  • Needs to be broken in
  • Hard to put on

Verdict

The Adidas Predator Edge+ ditches the upper technology used on the ones before it and it provides a remarkable touch on the ball. This technology change makes it possible for the wearer to gain more control over their movements, which in turn makes them more effective in their passes, dribbles, and eventual strikes. Indeed, this shoe is for the soccer player who is thirsty for that win on the pitch!
Adidas Predator Edge+ FG full review

Best Adidas soccer cleats for women

Adidas Copa Sense.1 FG
Adidas Copa Sense.1 FG

CoreScore

80
Good!
4.2 / 5 from 552 users
N/A

Pros

  • Great overall performer
  • Commendable quality
  • Nice grip on the firm ground
  • Incredible ball feel
  • Amazing comfort
  • Lightweight construction
  • Stylish look

Cons

  • Only for narrow feet
  • Initially restrictive

Verdict

When it comes to improving performance, the Adidas Copa Sense.1 Firm Ground surely does its job well. Hoards of happy players shower it with praises as they express their strong intent to buy new pairs when new colorways are available. This soccer cleat is proof that even if a shoe comes with a hefty price tag, buyers won't mind paying for it if it delivers on its promises.
Adidas Copa Sense.1 FG full review

Best Nike soccer cleats for women

Nike Mercurial Superfly 8 Elite FG
Nike Mercurial Superfly 8 Elite FG

CoreScore

87
Great!
4.5 / 5 from 335 users
89 / 100 from 3 experts

Pros

  • Reliably grippy
  • Aptly textured for ball control
  • Comfortable fit
  • Feels really light on foot
  • Ensures a stable gait
  • Worth the investment
  • Secure lockdown
  • Stylish

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Needs break-in
  • Less protection

Verdict

The Nike Mercurial Superfly 8 Elite FG grips the ground well and its upper is textured for a lot easier ball maneuvers. It has quite a high price, but given all the tech and benefits that you get from it, it is totally fair to say that this soccer cleat from Nike is well worth every penny spent on it.
Nike Mercurial Superfly 8 Elite FG full review

Best firm ground soccer cleats for women

Nike Phantom GT2 Elite FG
Nike Phantom GT2 Elite FG

CoreScore

86
Great!
4.5 / 5 from 209 users
85 / 100 from 2 experts

Pros

  • Aggressive traction
  • Dependable ball grip
  • Supportive fit
  • Light
  • Stylish

Cons

  • Too similar to the Phantom GT

Verdict

There's not much difference between the Nike Phantom GT and its successor the GT2 Elite. Don't get us wrong, though. The GT2 still works, but it's just an "upgrade" that really isn't. Maybe Nike just didn't want to fix what ain't broken, but what's the point of releasing a new version then?
Nike Phantom GT2 Elite FG full review

Best indoor soccer shoes for women

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 value soccer cleats for women

Nike Tiempo Legend 9 Pro FG
Nike Tiempo Legend 9 Pro FG

CoreScore

82
Good!
4.3 / 5 from 295 users
N/A

Pros

  • Excellent traction
  • Great fit
  • Effective ball touch
  • Amazing comfort
  • Secure lockdown
  • Lightweight and fast
  • Durable structure
  • All-weather utility
  • Very sleek appearance

Cons

  • Break-in is needed
  • Less premium materials

Verdict

Just like the elite version of the Nike Tiempo Legend 9 FG, the Pro is a widely praised shoe that will surely make enthusiasts and even hardcore players happy. The experience is largely similar to when one wears the more premium option, but it's at a lot lower price. Amazing wraparound, high levels of comfort, and secure containment, there really is nothing more to ask for from a performance standpoint. It is already a huge bonus that the Nike Tiempo Legend 9 Pro FG actually looks great with its vivid hues and streamlined form.
Nike Tiempo Legend 9 Pro FG 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.