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Strikers are the players who play nearest to the opposition’s goal, so they are mainly responsible for scoring goals. This advanced position brings with it limited defensive responsibilities, but strikers still require intelligence, as well as speed of execution and thought, to perform well in their role.
We have put together some of the best and most popular boots with professionals for playing up front below.
Boots for Strikers
Preferred boot of Wayne Rooney the Nike Total 90 Laser IV features a specially designed upper of premium lightweight Teijin synthetic leather, which is renowned for its durability, together with a side lacing system combined with the alternate eyelet holes creating a cleaner kicking surface. Moreover, there are fins across the front of the boot allowing the player to better swerve and control ball. A memory foam surface underneath the first metatarsal and tongue area evens out pressure on your instep bone structure, increasing kicking accuracy. Meanwhile, a carefully designed TPU outsole places studs at the best locations for structural reinforcement and traction on the pitch.
The Puma evoSPEED is perfect for a forward as it provides a super lightweight feel proving enhanced speed and acceleration. They are the lightest boot on the market. The boot is worn by the likes of Sergio Aguero, Radamel Falcao and Olivier Giroud. The boot allows the player to have superior touch of the ball and is prefect for the attacking player who needs thta extra speed to beat defenders.
The Adidas F50 adiZeros are worn by Argentina and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and Spanish forward David Villa. These lightweight boots are part of the adidas speed range, giving forwards that little extra against the defender. The main features of the boot include the super light weight sprintskin upper for greater speed and acceleration and off centre lacing for and increased ball striking area. A perfect boot for the forward who wants to score lots of goals.
Worn by the likes of Roque Santa Cruz the Mizuno Wave Ignitus delivers unrivalled power and speed in an amazingly light football boot, which is made of a super soft kangaroo leather upper. There are grooves on the instep of the boot offering enhanced control and touch when needed the most, whereas the deeper grooves on the forefoot give added spin to deliver a more deadly shot or pass. Finally, the Mukaiten panel on the instep of the boot provides extra power and an unpredictable flight path, making it harder for a goalkeeper to stop the ball.