Many people have the question in their head: "How many pairs of football boots one player needs?" To ansert that question, it is important to look at, which fields are used to play football and what kind of boots are used there. The grounds are very different and to avoid the injuries and risk of breaking the boots it is essenitaly imporant to use certain stud patterns on certain surfaces. To get most out of the player, different materials and stud combinations are used for different fields. Lets take a closer look, which type of soleplate is the best choise.
FG (Firm Ground)- These boots are the most common as they are made for playing on the natural ground, which is the most common field around the world. Firm Ground boots use plastic studs, which provide stability and traction on hard and dry surfaces and therfore they are very popular. These boots are ideal for the summer months when the grass fields are soft and firm. FG boots are often used on the artificial grass but this is wrong as these boots aren’t geared to perform on the material that artificial grass is made of. This means that it will greatly increase the risk of damaging your body, as well as the boots. If you use FG boots on artificial grass, it will lose the warranty and it is not possible to return the boots to the shop if they break faster than they should.
AG (Artificial Grass ehk Kõrge Kunstmuru)-
As the number of artificial grasses is growing from year to year, the AG boots are getting more and more important. These boots are designed specifically for artifical grasses as they have larger number of shorter and hollow studs, which give more grip and less strain on the joints and knees, which therefore reduces the risk of injuries. AG boots perform better on artifical grass as the material is developed specifically and the latest and most innovative technologies are used. For the best grip, stud configuration that is compact and features round, conical studs over blades is used. Also it is important to mentioned that it is possible use the warranty if something happens with these boots.
SG (Soft Ground)- These boots are specifically designed for wet and muddy natural grass surfaces.Soft-Ground boots have few and spaced-out studs typically made from metal, which give optimum performance in soft, wet and muddy conditions. These studs offer a quick release and greater stability, especially on soft ground pitches where they can better penetrate the wetter conditions. In these cases, the studs will sink completely into the ground until the players weight is displaced on the soleplate, which adds better grip and stability. It is important to use these boots only with softer grass and muddy ground, if they are used on hard ground, there is much higher risk for ankle injuries.
IC (Indoor) These boots are only for indoor football and therefore have no studs but a rubber sole instead of that. They can be used in sports halls, gymnasiums and multi-sport arenas. Their low profile soles provide the perfect grip and comfort as well as protecting the playing surface from getting unwanted scuffs or marks. These boots are worn by futsal players and players who take part of indoor football tournaments.
TF (Turf Field)- Astroturf boots have many short studs distributed across the whole outsole of the boot.
These boots are specifically designed for astro turf, a very unforgiving form of artificial ground which commonly has a dusting of sand across the top of the surface. Astro boots contain a tough dimpled rubber outsole created to counteract the hardwearing surface. Due to this only astro boots should be worn on astro turf as it will result in considerable wear to any other form of boot.
These boots are ideal for maintaining maintaining grip on artificial surfaces while allowing you to run and kick comfortably and ensure maximum control of the ball.
In conclusion, it can be said that the number of how many football boots a player needs depends on how many trainings the palyer makes per week and how much the boots are used.
As the matches can be played on different surfaces with different weather, a player needs 3-5 pairs of boots. The most important are FG and AG boots, and depending on the preferences, every player should also have TF or IC boots. If the player plays also with rainy weathers then SG boots are also important to avoid slipping on muddy grounds.
If you have more than 4 trainings per week, it would be smart to use 2 pairs of boots parallelly to give some rest for boots. Otherwise they will be used too often and the chance that they will break will increase.
If you play once a week or even less and you are unsure of where you are going to play football, it can be smart to buy a basic pair of boots for grass with moulded plastic cleats. These are the most versatile boots and they are good on grass, muddy pitches and astroturf alike. But if you play more and take part of league matches then one pair of football boots is not enough. As SG, TF and IC boots are used less often then these can be considered as a longer investment. If you buy one pair, you can use them 2-3 seasons or even more.
Half a year is the normal kulumisaeg for The boots that are used almost every day. If you use 2 pairs parallelly then the optimal time for wearing out the boots is one year. For the best säilivus it is important to take care of the boots correctly. And use them on correct surfaces.
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