Looking for a new pair of kicks? We’ve got you covered. Whether you’re a sneakerhead, die hard baller, or both, we’ve rounded up some of the hottest recent football and football-inspired footwear releases.
As we head into the holiday season, some of the biggest boot and sneaker drops have either arrived or are on their way. Whether you’re looking to cop a pair for yourself or as a gift, these are the best recent and upcoming releases that have sneakerheads and die-hard ballers equally excited.
On the Pitch
adidas “Cold Mode” Pack/Goretex Copa
Sick of freezing toes on the pitch? Look no further than adidas’ latest “Cold Mode” pack, featuring Primaloft-insulated iterations of the Predator, X, and Nemeziz boots. Primaloft, a material seen in winter coats from brands like The North Face and Patagonia, is used on all three boots’ uppers to keep your feet warm when it matters most on the pitch. This is a welcome addition to any cold-blooded baller’s arsenal.
Joining the Cold Mode pack as a separate entry is a Goretex-enhanced Copa, which is set to release on November 14. Like the Cold Mode boots, the Copa is built for low temperatures, with a waterproof lining and trademark leather upper.
New Balance Tekela/Furon “Bright Cherry”
Released a few weeks back, New Balance’s newest Tekela and Furon boots feature a bright cherry red makeover that will surely have you standing out on the pitch. Relatively new to the football boot game, New Balance has dropped some of the more stunning boot models and colorways we’ve recently seen.
Pick up the New Balance Tekela and Furon here.
Paul Pogba x adidas Predator 18+ FG
Perhaps adidas’ flagship football athlete alongside Lionel Messi, Paul Pogba’s fourth signature collection with The Three Stripes debuted earlier last month. No stranger to expressing himself, you can once again take some of Pogba’s trademark swagger with you both on and off the pitch. The on-pitch model in the collection, the Predator 18+, features deep hues of green with orange accents, reminiscent of bomber jackets that have become a streetwear staple.
Pick up the new Pogba Predator 18+ here.
Nike “Always Forward” Pack
Moving away from the previous understated and simple boot colorways it has released in 2018, Nike has given us a real head-turner with its “Always Forward” pack. With boots in vibrant blues and neon yellows, these are for ballers with an eccentric style to match their thunderous game. This colorway was placed on all of Nike’s top-flight pitch and indoor models including the Mercurial, Phantom, and Tiempo.
Pick up the Nike “Always Forward” pack here.
PUMA Stun Pack
Not to be outdone by Nike or adidas, PUMA came correct with its latest “Stun” pack, featuring its ONE and FUTURE models in a striking silver and navy blue makeup. With the shiny silver dominant on the FUTURE and subdued navy on the ONE, this pack has something for you regardless if you like your boots flashy or more low-key.
Pick up the PUMA “Stun” pack here.
Off the Pitch
Nike FC React
Just as effective as a lifestyle sneaker as it is a street football shoe, the Nike FC React is a trifecta of comfort, style, and performance. Featuring Nike’s React cushioning for a light and luxurious ride, the shoe’s clean design and its black and gold colorway is fit for ballers of all kinds.
Pick up the Nike FC React here.
Air Jordan I PSG
Part of Paris Saint-Germain’s famed collaboration with Air Jordan, the PSG Jordan I is a simple, yet ambitious take on an all-time classic sneaker. With neoprene material and PSG’s “Ici c’est Paris” chant imprinted on the insole, it’s the details that set this iteration of the I apart from the rest.
Paul Pogba x adidas Predator Tango 18+
Season four of Pogba’s signature adidas line also included the street-ready Predator Tango 18+ sneakers, which feature a similar deep green colorway to the on-pitch boots. Though it doesn’t have the same laceless design, you can be sure you’ll be comfortable in these, as they feature a full-length BOOST midsole.
Pick up the Paul Pogba Predator 18+ sneakers here.
Possibly the best soccer-inspired sneaker to drop this year, the adidas Sobakov is classic yet modern, taking design cues from the UK’s Terrace movement in the ’90s. With three new colorways, including a beautiful “Aero Green” edition, set to drop in the coming weeks, you may just have to shell out the $120 that these kicks are going for.
You can pick up the adidas Sobakov starting November 14 here.
adidas Ace 16+ Ultraboost
The return of a classic. To the delight of sneakerheads and football fans around the world, adidas brought back the Ace 16+ Ultraboosts in three new colorways last month. After being replaced by the Predators in 2017, the Ace 16+ sneakers became highly sought after, going for hundreds over retail price in resell markets. We finally get another chance to own a pair, and you best not dawdle if you’d like to cop.
Pick up the adidas Ace 16+ Ultraboost here.