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The best black football boots you can buy in 2022

5:00 AM EDT 10/7/22
Best black football boots
When it comes to picking footwear, why should black have to mean boring? GOAL takes a look at the prime options

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Whether you're new to the pitch or a veteran looking to spice up your kit, it's always a good time to treat yourself to a new set of boots. Today, there are more options than ever to choose from in eye-popping hues - but arguably, you still can't beat the look of a traditional black boot for streaking down the sidelines.

We've rounded up the best black boots you can get on the market today, depending on what you want out of your game.

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Nike Zoom Mercurial Superfly 9 Elite FG

Best overall black boots

Want to deliver at the top of your game, with all-around control and command on and off the ball? Look no further than the Zoom Mercurial Superfly 9 Elite, a superior shoe that delivers on all facets of the game with intelligent construction and breathtaking mastery.

To help you dominate on the pitch, Nike has included a Zoom Air unit designed to add a gripping texture for outstanding touch. You can feel the explosive speed with Nike's speed cage inside the design. It's comprised of a light but durable material that locks the foot to the outsole for excellent lockdown without adding extra weight, allowing you to sprint around the pitch and make those crucial plays.

Get them from Nike for £249.95

adidas Goletto VIII

Best budget black boots

There's no need to squander all of your money on a black boot, as this sleek, modern adidas Goletto boot demonstrates. They include a complete lace closure for a snug fit, and the cushioned insole and padded ankle collar offer constant support and comfort. The boots are finished off with stitched detailing, adidas' iconic three stripes in a glossy finish and moulded studs to provide excellent grip on firmer pitches.

Get them from Sports Direct for £40.00

adidas x Speedportal 1.

Best firm ground black boots

The adidas X Speedportal football boot has been designed to provide access to multidimensional speed. It is constructed with a flexible, full-length Carbitex carbon plate built into its outsole for support and comfort. On the design front, a matt black finish with touches of glossy black, as well as green and orange elements to enhance your creative juices on the pitch.

A lightweight carbon heel lock, an adaptable adidas PRIMEKNIT collar, and the foot-hugging Speedskin upper work together to keep you secured during physics-defying sidesteps and lightning-quick sprints.

Get them from adidas for £200.00

Adidas World Cup

Best soft ground black boots

They may look like a traditional old-fashioned pair, but the World Cup model from Adidas has a modern power beneath its old aesthetic and is ready to deliver on the biggest of stages.

A light K-leather upper reinforces overall durability while ensuring a glove-like fit. At the same time, an EVA midsole helps cushion the underfoot and balance overall stud pressure - with the latter also removable to suit personal needs and configuration.

Get them from Adidas for £130.00

Nike Phantom GT2 Elite

Best multi-ground black boots

With its venomous red stud finish, you can be assured to hunt down your prey on the pitch in these Nike Phantom GT2 Elite boots. The mix of glossy and matt finishes and clean-cut Nike embellishments throughout make them as good on the eye as they are on the pitch.

With its new design and patterning, you can direct your shots with absolute accuracy. You can dribble, pass, and score with precision with the boots' off-centre laces, designed to create a clear strike zone. The boot is nicely finished with a grippy texture across the top to enhance your close touch control.

Get them from PRO: Direct Soccer for £195.00

Nike Tiempo Legend 9 Pro AG-Pro

Best artificial grass black boots:

Channel your inner Wayne Rooney with the classic Nike Tiempo's, a football boot that is straight to the point and worn by many iconic names of the game. An all-black design with blue accented studs is completed with Tiempo text and emblem on the back of the boot.

The Nike Tiempo Legend 9 Pro AG-Pro, one of Nike's lightest Tiempos to date, allows you to play with a low-profile design reimagined for all positions on the pitch. Textured patterns on the top of the boot are supported by soft foam pods for accurate dribbling, passing, and shooting, while studs on the bottom offer traction for rapid cuts and sudden stops.

Get them from PRO: Direct Soccer for £115.00

Puma KING Cup TT

Best astro turf black boots

Gift yourself the KING Top TT, a modern take on a vintage style. Built on the history of the original Kings of the pitch, Eusebio and Pele, these boots have been redesigned with all of today's flare and technology so you can embrace the future without losing touch with the KING tradition. The design is an all-black colour with white details throughout and finished with the 'KING' logo and the famous Puma tongue on the lacing.

The ankle collar is moulded and fastened with laces for a secure fit, while the midsole and cushioned insole give the shoe a responsive feel. Excellent traction is guaranteed with a moulded outsole, and increased ball touch and control are enhanced by the stitching design on the top.

Get them Sports Direct for £71.99

Umbro Special Eternal NT

Best indoor court black boots

There's always the need for speed in any game - and the Special Eternal will ensure a steady start from wherever you are on the pitch inside your local sports hall, with a stylishly old-school monochrome cut bolstered by a rubber sole.

A durable upper with full-grain leather is great for touch and flexibility to take on the opposition. It's also got a removable sock liner to give you an extra comfortable and personalised fit.

Get them from Umbro for £85.00

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