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Best Futsal Shoes

Tom McGowan

If you are looking for the best shoes for your Futsal games, below we’ve given you our current top picks and I’m fortunate to know a thing or two about the indoor game, having played for teams in both Australia & New Zealand, as well as playing internationally for the NZ University Futsal team at the World Champs and the Futsal Whites.

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Best Futsal Shoes

Futsal comes a close second to traditional outdooor football, with the indoor game also having its own version of the World Cup, Champions League, and Euro games. Its scale and setting mean it also has its own set of top boots that cater the needs and demands of the sport. As such, here are our list of recommended shoes for your Futsal games.

Top 10 Futsal Boots

1. Nike Lunar Gato

If I were to recommend just one pair of shoes to play Futsal in, the Premium leather on the forefoot of the Lunar Gato gives you a soft ball touch and the mesh midfoot panels for breath-ability.  Nike stopped making these for a while, but they were so good and in such demand that they brought them back. Don’t miss out on the ideal Futsal shoe.

2. Nike React Gato

This Nike indoor boot keeps the energy going with a full-length React cushioning technology, plus flexible underfoot rubber pods help increase ball position awareness.

3. adidas Mundial Goal

The Stripes brand’s indoor boot comes in with the known Mundial K-leather upper, partnered with an EVA cushioning and non-marking rubber outsole to make it a quality futsal boot. The three stripes iconic boot, comes as an indoor shoe too.

4. Mizuno Morelia Indoor Futsal

Arguably slightly ahead in comfort and nimbleness relative to the suede-supported Mundial goal, which has a more structured feel, they’re just a little harder to find and will cost you that bit more, but if you can get them, they’re worth it!

5. Nike Tiempo Legend 10 Academy IC

A good starter option; you get the benefit of soft engineered synthetic leather on the outside, so long as you can live with the cheaper materials for the internal liner and midsole cushion.

A lightweight, high-performance pair of shoes, the Nike Tiempo Legend 10 Academy indoor court deliver a low profile design with a precision strike zone for aggressive play.

6. New Balance Audazo V6 Pro

Brings in New Balance’s Fresh Foam midsole cushioning technology and partners it up with a full-grain leather upper.

7. Puma Ultra Match

The Ultra has a secure tight fit to the futsal game, with a lightweight mesh upper, knitted tongue and low-cut collar to go with the EVA midsole and non-marking rubber outsole.

8. Nike Street Gato

Suede upper build applies a street wear look to a performance boot, you can go from walking around to playing in no time with a pair of shoes that look casual, but are anything but when you start playing. Ideal for outdoor or impromptu games.

9. adidas X Crazyfast.3 IN

Comfortable futsal speed boot with a coated textile upper; regular EVA provides the midsole cushioning to its split-soled non-marking outsole.

10. adidas Predator Accuracy IN

Perfect choice if you are into ball grip; High-Definition grip rubber elements just make the ball stick for you to dribble around.

What Shoes Do You Need For Futsal?

Indoor boots use a flat outsole that generates traction through its actual material build, which is rubber more often than not. You also need a secure lockdown to avoid internal slipping and generate responsiveness. Futsal shoes also have decent upper flexibility to allow them to move naturally with your feet and accompany your explosion.

What is Futsal?

Futsal is a form of football that is typically played on a smaller field and with fewer players. The ball used for Futsal is smaller and heavier than a regular ball. It was developed in South America in the 1930s and 1940s, growing to be popular around the world.

The game is typically played indoors, but it can be played outdoors as well. Futsal matches have small dimensions for the goal and court, and are played on flat hard surfaces.

The action is usually fast-paced and relies heavily on quick cuts and short passes. Futsal is popular among children because it requires less equipment than traditional outdoor soccer and because it can be played on any surface that has enough room for a small court or field.


What shoes should I wear for futsal?

The best futsal shoes are indoor sneakers, you have a big range of options from the regular options of Nike, adidas and Puma to specific Futsal brands like Munich and Desporte. Whichever brand you choose your futsal shoes need to have a flat rubber sole, for the indoor court or hard court surfaces.

Are futsal shoes worth it?

A specific indoor football shoe give you better ball control than a trainer or running shoe and will allow you to make cuts, sprint, strike the ball and dribble more easily. The right shoes also won’t mark the indoor surface or violate an indoor soccer facility’s rules around footwear for your game.

Author

Tom McGowan

International Futsal player, worked in NZ & Australia now England, friends with the man in the green suit on TikTok with 2 million+ others