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How to Make Your Football Boots More Comfortable

22 December 2022  |  Sharman

If you're football mad, your priority when it comes to boots is probably performance: getting that extra yard on your opposite man, or just hitting the ball a little bit harder! But comfort is vital too. After all, who can focus on a match for 90 minutes when your feet are hurting the entire time?

The supports and insoles in our guide on How to Make Your Football Boots More Comfortable, will help reduce foot irritation and pain, so you can focus on playing hard, and getting the win!


What Does This Guide Cover?


Insoles to Make Football Boots More Comfortable

Winner: FootActive Football Insoles

FootActive Football Insoles

Why We Love Them...

 Soft polyurethane mid base offers comfortable sole reinforcement
 Polymer gel heel and forefoot pads offers moulded cushioning
 Narrow build fits unobtrusively into vast majority of football boots

Won't Help With...

 Toe friction (See our solution)
 Ankle support (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: A lot of our other insoles are designed for general sporting use, but as the name suggests, these insoles are made especially for football! Their slim design makes them perfect for modern, minimalist football boots, while the flexible forefoot and reinforced arches are made for dynamic movement.

Customer Verdict: "Bought these for my Puma King All surface Boots, was suffering with ball of foot and heel pain after using the boots for 12 months. Bought these insoles and the improvement was instant." Colin ★★★★★


Ankle Brace to Make Football Boots More Comfortable

Winner: Aircast A60 Ankle Brace

Aircast A60 Ankle Brace

Why We Love Them...

 Lightweight, anatomical design comfortably fits into football boots
 Offers full ankle stabilisation to help avoid sprains and ankle rolling
 Breath-O-Prene fabric maintains airflow to keep your feet cool

Won't Help With...

 Toe friction (See our solution)
 Heel support (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: Modern football boots are thin and flexible, which is perfect for close control, but can leave your ankles exposed. The Aircast A60 is loved by professional athletes, offering fantastic reinforcement and helping to avoid rolling your ankle and just generally softening quick turns.

Customer Verdict: "Great For Football After Rolling Ankle - Rolled my ankle a couple of times, and was looking for something to give me more confidence whilst my ankle heals. This item was excellent, no chance of rerolling, and great support."  Pavanpreet ★★★★★


Heel Pad to Make Football Boots More Comfortable

Winner: Sorbothane Shock Stopper Heel Pads

Sorbothane Shock Stopper Heel Pads

Why We Love Them...

 Targeted heel shock absorption is great for dynamic exercise
 Really easy to fit into boots and secure with sticky underside
 Great for treating Achilles tendonitis, shin splints and more

Won't Help With...

 Full foot support (See our solution)
 Metatarsal support (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: If you're looking for a super quick and simple way to make your football boots more comfortable, these heel pads are perfect. You just slip them into your boots for fantastic shock-absorption and heel support.

Customer Verdict: "The heel inserts were a game changer for me... would definitely recommend." Claire ★★★★★


Ball of Foot Sleeve to Make Football Boots More Comfortable

Winner: Pro11 Ball of Foot Fabric Support with Gel Pad (Pair)

Pro11 Ball of Foot Fabric Support with Gel Pad (Pair)

Why We Love Them...

 Reduces friction and comfortably absorbs shock in metatarsal
 Easily and quickly washable, for hygienic support, every game
 Narrow, lightweight and discrete, to easily fit into narrow boots

Won't Help With...

 Full foot support (See our solution)
 Ankle support (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: This pair of metatarsal supports fit seamlessly on your feet, with a sleeve design that's great for easy donning pre-game. It helps to soften both foot landings while running, as well as the impact of tackles and kicking the ball. 

Customer Verdict: "Foot Support - So glad I purchased these as they have eased my pain and are comfortable." Claire ★★★★★


Toe Caps to Make Football Boots More Comfortable

Winner: Silipos Gel Toe Caps

Silipos Gel Toe Caps

Why We Love Them...

 Cushion and protect your toes from boot impacts and pressure
 Made with mineral oils that keep toes healthy and hydrated 
 Available in either mesh or knitted fabric to suit every player

Won't Help With...

 Heel Support (See our solution)
 Ankle support (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: When it comes to football boot friction, your toes are the most at risk. These Silipos Toe Caps cushion and protect your toes, so you can make that last-ditch tackle, or stretching toe-poke finish with no problem!

Customer Verdict: "Extremely Comfortable - Honestly can't feel these when being worn." Fiona ★★★★★


Give Foot Pain the Boot

Whether you're a hard-tackling centre back, midfield maestro, or a talismanic striker, your boots need to be comfortable! We're sure the supports above will leave your feet feeling great for the full 90, plus extra time and even pens!

For more information or if you're looking for something else, have a look at our Football Category or our blog on the Best Football Insoles.


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