Verdict from 9.8 hours of research from the internet

5 reasons to buy

  • Majority of the users of the Esito Classico FG were impressed with its snug fit offered by the leather upper.
  • The overall quality of the soccer cleats was described as “perfect” by some of the reviewers.
  • Some of the players were satisfied with the conical stud pattern that helped them with rotational movements.
  • A few users fancy the classic style of the Puma Esito Classico FG.
  • The firm ground soccer cleat is offered at a budget-friendly rate.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A couple of users have complained about the stiff heel and soleplate of the Puma Esito Classico FG.
  • A user commented that the velcro for the fold-over tongue is of low quality and does not keep the tongue in place at all times.

Bottom line

Puma offers the Esito Classico FG as a soccer cleat for competition level players. Indeed, some of its features, including its affordable rate are competitive enough to be one of the best options for a heritage cleat. From its traditional look to its classical conical studs, many were left impressed. For a balance of price, performance and class, the Esito Firm Ground soccer cleat is a no-brainer choice, even in an era of synthetic and knitted soccer shoes.

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User reviews:

  • The full-grain leather upper of the Esito Classico FG exudes the traditional vibes in this firm ground soccer cleat. The leather quality offers water-resistant properties that can ensure protection against wear and tear. It also provides a natural adaptive fit that requires minimal break-in. Such classical fit is also observed in other leather soccer cleats such as its turf counterpart and the popular Adidas Mundial Goal.
  • Stitches run across the forefoot for enhanced ball touch and prevention of leather overstretching. Furthermore, the stitch style adds up to the cleat’s vintage look.
  • The soccer cleat’s fastening system is through the central laces. A portion of it is covered by a classic tongue that can be folded over through Velcro, for added comfort. Fold-over tongue is quite common in heritage cleats such as the Adidas Samba Classic.
  • The durable Nylon outsole is composed of conical studs arranged to produce rotational traction on a firm ground surface.

To achieve the best comfort fit, it is recommended by the majority to go for a half size up. The full-grain leather provides a snug fit that adjusts to the width of the foot with minimal break-in time. It naturally conforms to shape of the foot with the additional support from the central lacing system and the fold-over tongue. It is available in men’s version only in standard sizes.

The outer sole of the Puma Esito Classico FG is built with a white Nylon for a lightweight and sturdy quality. The Puma Formstrip is carved in the middle of the plate.

Six conical studs line up the lateral side while another five sits on the medial side. This arrangement is the timeless Puma stud pattern that dates all the way back to the first few Puma King soccer cleats. It works best with rotational movements.

The soccer cleat has straightforward upper features. A classic black and white leather make up the overall design of the Puma Esito Classico FG.

The white Puma Formstrip found on both sides accents the vintage black leather that dominantly forms the upper. Stitch detailing is visible in the forefoot to deliver excellent ball touch.

The traditional setup of the central lacing system with the fold-over tongue completes the heritage package of the soccer cleat.

  • The soccer cleat is available in black-white colorway only.
  • The Puma Esito Classico FG has a turf variation.

Size and fit

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How Esito Classico Firm Ground compares

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