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Conquering the Elements with Soft Ground Football Boots

In the world of football, adaptability is key. From pristine grass fields to muddy terrains, players face a diverse range of playing conditions. Enter the soft ground football boot – a footwear innovation designed to provide ultimate traction and performance on challenging surfaces. In this post, we'll explore the world of soft ground football boots, uncovering their design, benefits, and how they empower players to dominate even the toughest playing environments.

At Soccer Supplier we have sold a vast amount of Soft Ground boots to players, including the likes of Ben Godfrey & Denzel Dumfries.

Ben Godfrey Adidas F50 Soft Ground Boots
Denzel Dumfries Adidas F50 Soft Ground Boots

Benefits of Soft Ground Football Boots:

Enhanced Traction:

Soft ground football boots are specifically designed to excel in challenging conditions. The longer and more aggressive studs effectively penetrate soft surfaces, preventing players from losing their footing, even during quick direction changes or explosive sprints.

Stability and Support:

Playing on wet, muddy, or uneven surfaces can pose a risk of injury if a player's boots don't provide the necessary stability. Soft ground boots offer ample ankle support and reduce the risk of twisting or sliding, allowing players to focus on their game without hesitation.

Performance in Adverse Conditions:

Weather can be unpredictable, and players often find themselves facing unfavourable playing conditions. Soft ground boots give players an edge in rainy or muddy weather, allowing them to maintain control over the ball and their movements, regardless of the elements.

Choosing the right studs:

The normal stud configuration for Soft ground boots is 4 x 11mm studs at the front and 2 x 13mm studs at the rear of the boot. After time studs tend to wear away and lose their colour, below is a range of studs that will be perfect to replace your old Nike Studs with.




Gold Football Studs

Gold Replacement Studs 8x11mm Studs 4x13mm studs

Black Football Studs

Black Replacement Studs 8x11mm Studs 4x13mm studs

Silver football studs

Silver Replacement Studs 8x11mm Studs 4x13mm studs

Dark Silver Football Studs

Dark Silver Replacement Studs 8x11mm Studs 4x13mm studs

Nike Football Studs

Official Nike Studs 8x11mm Studs 4x13mm studs

When to Choose Soft Ground Boots:

Wet and Muddy Fields:

Soft ground boots are the go-to choice when playing on wet or muddy fields. The longer studs provide the traction needed to navigate these slippery conditions effectively.

Grass Surfaces with Longer Blades:

If you're playing on a natural grass field with longer blades, soft ground boots can provide the grip needed to ensure your stability and performance.

Anti-Clog Soleplates:

Nike has also brought out a soft ground boot technology called 'SG-Pro Anti-Clog' This along with their Firm Ground boots is available to the general public to purchase. Nike also offer SG-Pro boots which from 2016 onwards were only given to their professional athletes! However, if you want to buy these player-issue pairs we have a variety in stock so you can play like a pro in wet conditions.

The difference between Nike SG-Pro & Anti-Clog Boots

To view, the difference between Nikes SG-Pro Anti-Clog Technology and their player-issue SG-Pro boots read our in-depth blog here.

The Anatomy of Soft Ground Football Boots:

Dynamic Stud Configuration:

The defining feature of soft ground football boots lies in their stud configuration. Instead of uniform studs, these boots sport a mix of conical and bladed studs that are longer and more aggressive. This configuration allows the studs to penetrate softer surfaces like wet grass or muddy fields, providing stability and preventing players from slipping.

Materials and Construction:

Soft ground boots are often constructed with durable yet flexible materials that adapt to the shape of the player's foot. The upper may include a mix of leather or synthetic materials, combining comfort with water resistance to ensure that players stay dry even in wet conditions.


In the dynamic world of football, players need footwear that can adapt to various playing conditions. Soft ground football boots offer the perfect solution for tackling challenging terrains, empowering players with enhanced traction, stability, and performance. Whether it's a rainy match day or a muddy training session, these boots give players the confidence to unleash their game, regardless of the elements. So, lace up a pair of soft ground football boots and step onto the field with the assurance that you're equipped to conquer any surface that comes your way.

Below are some of the Soft Ground Boots we have available on our website.

Do you opt for Soft Ground boots in wet playing conditions?

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