When you are looking for the best indoor soccer cleats, you should be looking for shoes that have no studs so that they are suitable for floors like asphalt, concrete or the gym. It is true that some players use them on turf in 6 versus 6 indoor style play but this gives you just a rubber sole between you and the ground so there is the potential for injury and on wet grass in particular they do not perform well as they slip very easily. Some also wear indoor soccer cleats as casual shoes. Here is a look at the most popular options people settle on.
Top Indoor Soccer Cleats
Adidas Mundial Goal
Top of the list according to reviews just ahead of the Gato II from Nike are the Mundial Goals from Adidas. These are a great indoor soccer cleat offering more flexibility, giving a superior feel for the ball and being easier to break in too. These used to be called Copa Indoor but Adidas rebranded them and now stands among the best Adidas turf shoes. The equivalent firm ground shoe is the Copa Mundial and the turf shoe is the Mundial Team. It is made from kangaroo leather which makes touch on the ball better, gives a lot of support and comfort too as it is padded and soft. They weigh 12 oz so they are not that light compared to some other options. Around the base of the whole shoe are suede leather wraps to give additional durability and support. They have an outsole made of non marking molded gum rubber, a midsole designed to absorb shock and a synthetic lining for comfort. It also has the classic Adidas look with the black and white stripes.
Check out the limited edition White Copa Mundial.
Nike Gato II
Second according to reviews in best indoor soccer cleats is the Gato II from Nike. Nike have been around selling sports shoes since 1971 so they have a lot of experience and clearly known what they are doing. The Gato II weighs only 8.4oz making it one of the lightest indoor soccer shoes that are full grain leather. Most other leather indoor shoes will weigh between 10 to 12oz for example. If you still want a leather soccer shoe but want something lighter than the standard these are certainly worth checking out. They come in several color options too including light brown/black, white/black and neo-turquoise. These Nike turf cleats offer control over the ball, precision and support. They have a the full grain leather upper that lets a player feel the ball while still being light. There is an open mesh quarter to let your feet breathe, the midsole is cushioned for comfort and for extra support there is a sock liner. While marketed as an indoor soccer shoe reviews say it is also a good option for cross training too.
This shoe is Adidas’ second most popular soccer shoe with over 35 million sales and thousands of reviews online. This is partly just due to the fact Adidas promises and usually delivers excellence and quality in all their products and partly due to some its features making it more player friendly. Adidas samba shoes are made from full grain leather and are very durable shoes. To stop issues with abrasions from friction that can occur with some shoes when playing or even training there is a suede overlay. It weighs 11.6oz so is just slightly lighter then their top shoe the Mundial Goal. It has an outsole made from hardy gum rubber and the treads are designed so that the grip is superior on hard indoor surfaces. It also looks good and is in fact felt to be the indoor soccer shoe that is the best looking. You can also choose between the classic black with three white stripes or go for white with 3 black stripes.
Want stand out? Check out the Adidas Samba Red.
PUMA Momentta Vulc Sala Country
There are two main styles in the Momentta Vulc Sala line, the Vulc Sala Country and the Vulc Sala Lux. The ones that gets the best reviews is the Country. They have 6 different countries in this line of soccer shoes, Uruguay, Germany, Brazil, Italy, Argentina and England. If style is as important to you as other features these may be the soccer cleats for you as PUMA have certainly made these shoes pretty cool looking. Each heel and tongue have a moment from soccer from each country on them, for example the shoes from Argentina have ‘gol del sicol’ on the tongue which refers to the 1986 world cup quarterfinal match between England and Argentina when Maradona scored a winning goal. The Momentta Vulc Sala Country cleats are versatile, weigh 11oz and are good for indoor play as well as casual wear. The uppers are made from a mesh that makes them more breathable and synthetic leather. They are resistant to abrasion and there are side panels to enhance the shoes’ durability. They have a flexible soleplate and rubber outsole that is non-marking to ensure you get good traction and improve your play.