The Best Football Boots for Goalkeepers 2017

What are the best football boots for goalkeepers?

You may think any pair of boot will do, but with all the technology and research put into modern boots, having the right pair can help improve your game.

It’s not just goalkeepers, but every player can perform at the highest level if they have the right equipment, suited to their position.

First, we will discuss the main attributes needed for a goalkeepers football boot, then our suggestions for the best goalkeeper boots on the market.

Attributes for the Best Football Boots for Goalkeepers

Goalkeepers have always been the last line of defence, however nowadays keepers must be shot stoppers and playmakers.

Picking the right glove/ boot combo is essential to providing a goalkeeper with confidence and support to carry out his duties in a batch.

From sprinting off his line to face an oncoming attacker or switch the play to start off a counter attack, the need for a comfortable, durable and responsive boot has never been greater for a keeper.

Some of the main attributes you should look for in the best football boots for goalkeepers is:

Comfort:Keepers spend a lot of the match bouncing on their toes, ready to spring into action when called upon. Therefore, a comfortable football boot is important, so the player doesn’t feel uneasy when jumping or diving.

Power:Keepers need to be great a long passing and clearing the ball off both feet. Therefore, a football boot which specialises in generating more power when kicking the ball is important.

Traction:Throughout a match a keeper will need to use his agility and quick feet to better his position. Traction is even more important for bad weather situations where the pith is wet or muddy.

A keeper wearing boots with bad traction will most likely end in poor performance through slips and being slow off his line.

So now we know what to look for, let’s assess the best football boots for goalkeepers and what professional players are wearing them.

Best Football Boots for Goalkeepers – Nike’s Hypervenom Phantom II

Best Football Boots For Goalkeepers Nike Hypervenom Phantom II
Although this boot is advertised a being engineered for the attacking goal scorer, it has all the attributes needed to improve a goalkeepers performance.

Perhaps more suited to a goalkeeper who enjoys joining in the play and using their feet a lot. The All Condition control technology helps to get a good grip on the ball in all weather conditions.

Nike’s dynamic fit collar and NikeSkin provide a great deal of comfort and support with a natural lock down feeling

Agility is at the forefront of the Hypervenom Phantom II and the superb traction is provided by the agility traction pattern and split-toe soleplate.

The grove in the forefoot provides more speed from the toe area and a faster response when sprinting or reacting to one-on-one situations.

Professional Goalkeepers wearing the Hypervenom Phantom II are:

  • Joe Hart- Torino FC
  • Jack Butland- Stoke City
  • Yann Sommer- Borussia Mönchengladbach
  • Diego Benaglio – VfL Wolfsburg
  • Davy Roef – Anderlecht

Available Nike Hypervenom Phantom II Styles

Best Football Boots for Goalkeepers- Adidas X 16.1

Best Football Boots For Goalkeepers adidas X 16.1
The adidas X 16.1 have are an ultra light football boot, built to help players move around the pitch rapidly. This is essential for the modern goalkeeper who must cover the ground quickly to get to the ball.

adidas market this boot as provided explosive speed, which is providing light SPRINTFRAME outsole. 

The Chaos Stud alignment provides great traction on firm ground, to help give goalkeepers more speed of the turf. 

A one piece upper and techfit compression technology provide ultimate comfort from the first time you put on the boots, whilst holding a snug fit as you move at high speeds. 

The Adidas X 16.1 is the boot of choice for many professional goalkeepers including:

  • David De Gea – Manchester United
  • Seydou Sy – AS Monaco
  • Steve Mandanda – Crystal Palace
  • Nicolas Douchez – RC Lens
  • Toño- Real Sociedad
  • Ralf Fährmann- Schalke 04
  • Asier Riesgo- SD Eibar

Available adidas X 16.1 Styles

£95.00 £55.00

Adidas Football Boots

X 16.1 FG Kids Football Boots

£95.00 £60.00

Best Football Boots for Goalkeepers – Puma evoPOWER 1.3

Best Football Boots For Goalkeepers Puma evoPower 1.3
The Puma evoPower 1.3 football provide the power and accuracy needed for keepers to clear the ball long distances and play long through balls.

The gradual stability frame allows a lot of protection around the heel, whilst providing much need flexibility throughout the toe area. 

This flexion is enhance by the Adaplite upper material which gives a barefoot kicking motion, to allow for more power on the ball.

Goalkeepers can also get a good touch on the ball from the GripTex upper, allowing them to control lose back passes from defenders. 

The Puma evoPower 1.3 is very popular among goalkeepers before of its protection and power generation and is worn by:

  • Gianluigi Buffon – Juventus
  • Petr Čech – Arsenal
  • Roman Weidenfeller – Borussia Dortmund
  • Jordi Masip – FC Barcelona
  • Fernando Muslera – Galatasaray
  • Gianluigi Buffon – Juventus

  • Alex McCarthy – Southampton
  • Rui Patrício – Sporting 
  • Shay Given – Stoke Cit

Available Puma evoPower 1.3 Styles

Best Football Boots for Goalkeepers – Nike Tiempo Legend Vi

Best Football Boots For Goalkeepers Nike Tiempo Legend VI
The second Nike options on our list is the classy Nike Tiempo Legend VI. This boot is a great option for keepers who enjoy having the ball at their feet. 

The premium Kangaroo Leather and all condition control technology give keepers great control over the ball in all conditions, which will help avoid any embarrassing slip ups. 

This Kangaroo leather upper combines with an internal cage around the  for maximum support and a snug fit for confidence.

The conical and bladed studs improve traction, whilst the flexible sole plate provides stability and a great deal of comfort for Goalkeepers.

The Nike Tiempo Legend VI is the boot of choice for many pro keepers including:

  • Jan Oblak – Atlético de Madrid
  • Hugo Lloris – Tottenham Hotspur
  • Rubén Yáñez – Real Madrid
  • Matt Macey – Arsenal
  • Tom Starke – Bayern München
  • Emil Audero – Juventus
  • Michel Vorm – Tottenham Hotspur
  • Ben Hamer – Leicester City

Available Nike Tiempo Legend VI Styles

Best Football Boots for Goalkeepers- Nike Magista Opus II

Best Football Boots For Goalkeepers Nike Magista Opus II
Advertised a football boot for playmakers, the Nike Magista Opus II is a popular choice for goalkeepers. This may indicate the role keepers play in today’s modern game, often starting counter attacks and fast breaks. 

The Opus II also has hybrid tongue design which provides great comfort and locks the foot in the boot. This combines well with the interior heel counter that adds more cushioning.

This boot also has a mesh textured upper to give keepers a little help when controlling the ball at their feet in wet conditions. 

Some notable goalkeepers who are wearing the Magista Opus II this season are:


  • Willy Caballero – Manchester City
  • Alphonse Aréola – Paris Saint-German
  • Bernd Leno – Bayer 04 Leverkusen
  • Fabricio Agosto – Beşiktaş
  • Craig Gordon – Celtic
  • Igor Akinfeev – CSKA Moscow

Available Nike Magista Opus II Styles


The Best Football Boots for Goalkeepers – adidas ACE 17.1 Leather

Best Football Boots For Goalkeepers adidas Ace 17.1 leather
This adidas option is our number one boot choice for Goalkeepers, offering the perfect combination of support, comfort and technology to aid with ball control. 

The one price sock provides a great fit to your foot and the SPRINTFRAME outsole add stability when performing dynamic movements. 

Popular in boot the primeknit and leather options, This boot is he perfect option for a modern goalkeeper and is word by:

  • Manuel Neuer – Bayern München
  • Pepe Reina – SSC Napoli
  • Salvatore Sirigu – Sevilla FC
  • Keylor Navas – Real Madrid
  • Claudio Bravo – Manchester City
  • Iker Casillas – Porto

Available adidas ACE 17.1 Styles

£220.00 £170.00
£170.00 £90.00
£200.00 £90.00
£200.00 £90.00
£110.00 £81.00
£100.00 £50.00