Who should buy the Nike Streetgato 2021

As an indoor soccer shoe, this Nike offer is great for the following:

  • futsal players and/or soccer players who train indoors
  • athletes who also want a shoe that they can rock casually even on rough and unforgiving streets
  • buyers who have a limited budget

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Who should NOT buy this indoor soccer shoe from Nike

While it can still perform on indoor courts, the Nike Streetgato appears like it's designed to be more of a lifestyle sneaker. Those who look for more battle-ready options are better off with the Nike React Gato. This pick also has a more forgiving heel structure and less contentious color applications. If you are up to exploring options from other brands, the Adidas Samba Classic is a good place to start.

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The Nike Streetgato has a praiseworthy fit

An expert says that he prefers the Nike Streetgato 2021 over the OG when it comes to fit and overall feel. The new version is more comfortable because it's slim and with a lower profile. Another player adds that this shoe has a great silhouette.

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However, the shoe's being slim is not an absolutely good thing. There are players who prefer a more snug fit while there are also those who want more space. Very clearly, the Nike Streetgato is pleasing to those who prefer a more one-to-one fit.

It's comfort all over with this Nike indoor soccer shoe

Overall, the upper feels nice. A soccer player says that the suede in the forefoot is "really thin, super soft, and honestly great." With its texturing, this suede portion delivers a "really nice touch on the ball." The mesh in the midfoot is pretty comfortable. Because of all this, the same player concludes that Nike has really done "a very good job" on this one.

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The inside of the shoe is lined with synthetic suede, which feels soft against the heel and delivers a very high-end overall experience.

The Streetgato's cushioning is plush... actually plusher than usual

There's a lot of foam under the heel, and the sheer amount of underfoot cushioning makes this area chunkier than usual.  This also gives the Nike Streetgato more of a running shoe look.  This deviation from the usual mold is done for a good reason. According to a reviewer, this allows this shoe to deliver a lot of impact protection so it can be worn comfortably for the whole day. After all, the Nike Streetgato is much a casual sneaker as it is a performance shoe. 

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Apart from the already plush midsole, an expert points out that this shoe also has a removable insole. According to him, this in itself is unconventional because cheap shoes usually don't have removable insoles in them. He continues that this feature is even more amazing because it "feels very premium", especially considering that its "($85) price point is excellent!" and lower than the $91 average for indoor soccer cleats.

This shoe takes support and lockdown quite seriously

The Nike Streetgato has an internal heel counter that feels "very modern and very secure." As said, the upper materials are soft, but they can deliver responsiveness that is "surprisingly good."

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The outsole is sturdy and grippy

The outsole has a unique look because it resembles the typical outsoles of basketball shoes, which reasonably prioritize traction on indoor courts. The rubber outsole is thick, so it is expected to hold up really nicely on concrete surfaces outdoors. This shoe surely does not have "Street" in its name for nothing!

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It must be noted here that the pattern on the sole "does clog up a little bit," so wiping from time to time is necessary to maintain its bite on any surface.

The Nike Streetgato has the looks!

As mentioned, the Streetgato is indeed both a performance model and a lifestyle sneaker. As one expert puts it, this shoe has "enough streetwear elements" in it to make it look really good on the feet.

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Like any item that makes a fashion statement, the color applications used in some colorways may not be suitable for everyone. Some colorways are just so loud and vibrant, and they will definitely be too much for those who do not want to be scene-stealers when they walk around.

This soccer shoe is worth every penny

Given all the goodness that it delivers, an avid player is "surprised to learn" that the Nike Streetgato's MSRP is just $85. This performance-to-price ratio, to him, makes this indoor soccer cleat an "incredible value-for-money option.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 318g
Top: Low
Surface: Indoor
Collection: Nike Streetgato
BRAND Brand: Nike
Release date: Nov 2021
Colorways: Black / Red / Grey / Blue / White

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