Here is our top three football boots of 2021 so far, in no particular order.
Nike Tiempo Legend 8
Yes, the Nike Tiempo Legend 9 has been released and the BOOTHYPE team is in the midst of getting our pair, but that doesn’t detract from the quality of the Legend 8.
Featuring a Flyknit tunnel and a Quadfit system, the boot gives you a “vacuum seal” feel when you first put it on, making it feel almost like a second skin. Sure, it lacks that padded leather touch of classic leather boots, but the upper is still ever so soft and conforms to your feet with minimal break in time, just like you’d expect from a leather boot in 2021.
Nike Mercurial Vapor 14
Next on the list is Nike’s most popular and technologically advanced football boot, the Mercurial Vapor 14. Incredibly, Nike have somehow managed to surpass the Mercurial Vapor 13, which was a contender for boot of the decade.
Gone is the Flyknit based upper for their Vaporposite upper, which provides an even more barefoot and raw touch on the ball. Above all, it is softer and more comfortable out of the box than any other Mercurial in history.
Nike Premier 2.0
From Nike’s most technologically advanced boot, we jump into Nike’s most traditional boot available.
Whilst the Nike Premier 2.0 lacks the bells and whistles of its more modern counterparts, it more than makes up for it with its economical price point, as well as a super soft and comfortable leather upper that provides that nice padded leather touch while moulding to your feet fairly quickly.
If you’re on a budget, the Premier 2 is definitely your best choice available on the market still and is still one of the best football boots you can buy.