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AFL Football Boots for 2012 - Buying guide for selecting the right boot for you

Posted by The Shadow on February 25, 2012 (6 Comments)

With all of the different footy codes starting their preseason training, now is a great time to review the latest football boots to hit the market! Let's first review the football boots ideal for the AFL player.


What you want:

What you want in an AFL boot is a wide toe base so you can make great contact with the ball. Kangaroo leather is the top-of-the-line material used in the high-end footy boots, but the synthetic also works great, and is often more affordable.


Entry Level Boot -   Adidas Predito TRX FG adidas Predito TRX FG

The adidas Predito is a great looking boot, and perfect for the amateur footballer. Made from synthetic leather, these boots will have you racking up the touches and kicking goals on the footy field in no time.

They come in a big range of colour schemes, and if you wanted to step it up a notch, try the adidas Absolado, the adidas Absolion or the adidas Predator.



Mid-range Boot -   Asics Lethal Stats TRX FG

Many players swear by Asics, thanks to their wider base and comfort factor. Made from kangaroo leather, the Lethal Stats are great for those days when the football oval is firm underfoot, or if you experience calf, hamstring or back tightness. The Asics are also recommended for players with wider feet. Joel Selwood, three-time premiership player is the leading AFL player that is an Asics ambassador.

If you want to take your game to the next level, try a pair of the Asics Lethal Tigreor.


Elite Boot -     Nike Tiempo Legend TRX FG  Nike Timepo Legend IV

Ever since the Nike Tiempo Legend range was introduced, it’s been wildly a popular range with footy players of all levels. Worn by the likes of Gary Ablett, Scott Pendlebury and Lance Franklin, the upper is made from kangaroo leather, which fits like a glove and is more water resistant than other leathers.

If the Nike Tiempo Legend is out of your league, try the Tiempo Flight or the Tiempo Mystic for a similar football boot. 



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Comments (6 Comments)

Just wondering what boots you would suggest for someone with flat feet?

Posted by Trevor on February 25, 2013

Hi James.

Dane Swan is sponsored by Diadora which is a range we don’t currently stock.

You should have a bit more luck on the Diadora website found here:

Posted by Brad - on January 29, 2013

Hi just wondering what boots and running shoes Dane swan wears?

Posted by James on January 28, 2013

Chayce, sounds like you should best go with an asics boot as they are more suited for a wider foot and will aid with your podiatric difficulties as they are tailor-made to address such issues.

Posted by John Crawford on June 28, 2012

please show me the adidas football boots and price of the boots.

Posted by kencho samten on June 18, 2012

Hi, I’m in desperate need of professional help in what football boot is best for me, I play AFL and have previously had hamstring problems and
most recently plantar facae troubles, my podiatrist said I have a high arch in my foot and quite a wide foot! Can you recommend a football boot for me? I’ve been pretty keen on getting the latest adidas adipower predator but need to know if it’s the right choice!

Would really appreciate your help!


Posted by Chayce Fox on April 11, 2012

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