A wingers greatest asset is often their pace and acceleration, enough to get the ball past the defender to deliver the crucial cross or get the shot away before the keeper can react. Many of the games wide-men will opt for a speed boot. We take a look at some of the best for the position.
Boots for Wingers
The Nike Mercurial Vapor XII and Mercurial Superfly VI are the latest boots in the iconic Mercurial series. The Vapor XII & Superfly VI are almost identical Mercurial boots, the main difference being the Superfly's slightly heightened collar, both feature a Flyknit construction with an added NikeSkin layer above. Wingers which wear the latest Mercurial's are Neymar, Mbappe, Hazard, and Willian.
The adidas X18+ & X 18.1 are headlined by Liverpool's Mo Salah, Welsh wizard and Real Madrid star Gareth Bale whilst tricky wingers including Angel Di Maria and James Rodriguez also lace up in the boot designed for pacey performances. The X 18+ features a Purecut lace cover for a cleaner touch surface whilst the X 18.1 prefers a more traditional set-up.
Lionel Messi has his own adidas Messi Nemeziz, their agility range also has a Nemeziz 18+ and 18.1 version for other players, including Jesse Lingard and Roberto Firmino, they are a great option for wingers due to their snug and compressive feel created from the bandage inspired construction. Thomas Lemar and Bernado Silva are two of several top level wingers who prefer this agility-themed adidas boot.