ADIDAS Rugby Boots: Best SG Boots 2019
Adidas is one of the leading brands when it comes to brilliant rugby boots
So it was hard to narrow it down to just 10 superb rugby boots
But I got there in the end!
There are so many factors that make a pair of rugby boots stand out above all the others
I really believe that I have got this list pretty much perfect
If you think otherwise then I would love to hear which rugby boots you think should be on this list
So leave a comment after looking through what I consider to be the top 10 Adidas Rugby Boots perfect for soft ground that will help you to improve your game!
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Adidas Soft Ground Rugby Boots
What Are Soft Ground Rugby Boots?
There is actually a fine line you have to think about when choosing a new pair of rugby boots and it all boils down to what surface and weather you are going to play rugby on
Soft ground boots tend to be more about being lightweight and usually have longer studs to be able to grip onto the soft ground that you will be playing on
But be prepared to get a little muddy!
They will normally have longer studs to be able to grip the soft ground that you might be playing on
And they really need to be able to support your ankles as the soft ground on the field can sometimes be a bit too soft
Just watch this quick video of some nasty ankle breaking rugby sidesteps and turns
Are Adidas Rugby Boots Too Expensive?
And having the top rugby boots of the year can always benefit you
But are you willing to pay the prices they are these days?
Do you really need them that bad?
If it’s a yes then save a little bit of money each week and you will be able to afford them in no time
I personally would save for a decent pair of rugby boots than buy a pair that isn’t going to last you through the season
I’m not saying that the most expensive pairs are always the best but, “You get what you pay for” as the saying goes
Now I have spent hours looking into what I think are the top 10 rugby boots in 2019 so far basing it on durability and what you get for your money
Have you any idea how many rugby boots are out there?
Now if you’re ready to see the boots that have been reviewed then let’s get right to it shall we
Top 10 Soft Ground Adidas Rugby Boots
10. ADIDAS Predator Malice
The predator brand has been the best selling rugby boot on the market for a long time now and its no wonder with this good-looking specimen
Being named as “the kickers choice” the adidas predator malice control SG boot is made of synthetic material with a lace-up front and is a very comfortable fit, even if I do say so myself
Pros & Cons of The Predator Malice
- They have a SPEEDTRAXION stud alignment which will give you a better traction underneath you making those turns and sidesteps even easier and faster.
- The tiny grips on the front of the boots will ensure you get a precision kick if you need to kick over the posts or have to kick the rugby ball upfield.
- The whole construction of these boots are made with comfort in mind and with them being so lightweight you will be flying around the rugby pitch quicker than you ever did before.
- The boots that were sent to me were the blue ones and not the white and gold ones pictured above but it’s not the colour that makes these a great pair of boots.
9. Adidas Crazyquick Malice
With the lace up front and the comfort of a worn-in slipper, you can guarantee to have a great game with these
These boots are made for agility and speed due to the lightweight synthetic upper material and the SPEEDTRAXION outsole
A great pair of rugby boots for the speedsters on the field
Pros & Cons of The Crazyquick Malice
- The SPEEDTRAXION outsole has a stud alignment that is built to improve the players turns and quick speed on the field.
- The midfoot and fore foot both have flex zones which not only supports the feet but you still get the flexibility to be able to move how you want to whilst wearing them.
- They have a slightly raised heel to give you a better sprinting angle instead of them being flat.
- I’m not a huge fan of the colour of these but the design and durability of the boot is why they deserve to be here and not the colour.
8. ADIDAS Adipower Kakari
With the low cut collar and the super light upper synthetic leather, this kakari model is a sturdy reliable boot that any rugby forward would be happy to wear during a game
The added heel that they have will create that extra raised area which will give you a faster standing start and extra strength & leverage in the scrum area
The studs are quite long on these rugby boots as well which helps the tight 5 to dig into the ground deep and hold their ground in the scrum, maul or rucking over
Pros & Cons of The Adipower Kakari
- They have a 10mm raised heel to give you a better running angle for speed and to get a better leverage in the scrum.
- The soft synthetic leather material will give you the comfort that you deserve during a tough rugby match.
- Where the stud alignment is placed on the boots changes the whole traction you get underneath your feet and that could mean the difference between standing you ground or taking a tumble.
- The size that I got should have fitted me perfectly but I thought they were a little too tight around the toe area. I have quite wide feet so it might have been better to go 1 or a half size bigger.
7. ADIDAS Kakari X Kevlar
This flashy looking boot looks like its made for a king not for on a muddy field
It has a genuine premier leather upper for improved scrums and forward play
There are more and more rugby boots being made with the new sock construction and some people hate this design but I personally love it as it keeps the mud from getting into your boots
They also have a Kevlar taping right across the top of the boots which gives them even more strength and will hopefully last you a bit longer
Pros & Cons of The Kakari X Kevlar
- The Kevlar taping across the front of the boots will give the leather added strength which should make them last you longer.
- The sock construction material will stop the mud going down inside your boots… That is so annoying when that happens!
- The genuine premium leather that they are made from will ensure that they will last longer than regular synthetic material rugby boots.
- I think that the 2 molded studs at the back should be a little longer than they are as the 2 metal studs tend to get into the ground deeper than the front ones but it does help when you are in a scrum.
Ideal for – FORWARDS
6. ADIDAS Incurza XT
CLOSURE – Lace-Up
Great for the wide feet amongst us with its raised 3D puff print it is an easy boot to break in and great for kicking (the rugby ball not the opposition )
Its thick heel gives your feet an angle for a better running experience and added with the TRAXION 2.0 SG stud configuration you will be able to pick up a decent bit of speed while you are wearing them
Pros & Cons of The Incurza XT
- They have an asymmetrical lacing on the front which will give you a much larger kicking area.
- The hybrid TRAXION 2.0 SG stud configuration has both removable metal studs and moulded TPU rubber studs to ensure you have the best traction on the pitch.
- They are made with a performance synthetic leather material on the upper which is both lightweight and durable.
- I would prefer them in various colours instead of just red.
5. ADIDAS Kakari Light
This kakari model is one of the lightest with a super light upper leather and low cut collar it is great for fast-paced positions
They have a 10mm raised heel for a faster acceleration whilst running with the ball which could make all the difference to your overall gameplay
And the genuine leather toe box and the sprintframe sole makes them quite a tough pair of rugby boots and lightweight at the same time
The Kakari Light boots certainly are one of the best pair of rugby boots I have worn to date
Pros & Cons of The Kakari Light
- The genuine leather and sprintframe sole makes they both durable and lightweight so they should last you quite a while.
- They have a raised heel to improve your sprinting speed with the angle that they will create for you.
- The low cut collar gives your ankles more freedom to move which should make those sidesteps even easier.
- I genuinely couldn’t find any issues with these rugby boots apart from one of the metal studs kept coming out but I must have had a faulty pair.
Ideal for – WINGERS & FULLBACKS
4. ADIDAS Predator Flare
This high sock boot helps you maintain control in the rain and mud and delivers speed and lightweight stability
The synthetic upper material is flexible and comfortable which makes it feel like you are just wearing a pair of slippers
If you are a fan of rugby boots with ankle support like these predator flare then these are going to be the best choice for you
Pros & Cons of The Predator Flare
- The flexible and comfortable upper material will ensure that you play every rugby game like you are playing in a pair of slippers.
- They have a thin layer of tiny dots on the upper material for a better grip when you have to kick the ball away from danger.
- They have support tapes across the front of them which will give you the extra support whilst playing a tough game of rugby.
- Not many people are fans of rugby boots with the sock support as they feel like they are going to fall off easily, this isn’t the case at all
Ideal for – BACKS
3. ADIDAS Kakari Force
The big brother of the adipower, it has all the benefits that the adipower has
But with the added bonus of a sock-like fit and a guaranteed no slip in scrums with the long studs that they have
If there’s 1 pair of rugby boots with long studs that you have to get, let it be the Adidas Kakari Force today
Pros & Cons of The Kakari Force
- The longer studs means that if you are in the front row of a scrum you will be able to get a bigger grip on the ground and hopefully win the scrum.
- They have a sock like fit to stop any mud and dirt getting into your boots which can be quite annoying during gameplay.
- The tough genuine leather upper is surprisingly flexible and very durable so that if anyone steps on your feet during a scrum your feet will be more than protected.
- The green solar system looking colours of these boots isn’t really my cup of tea but I suppose you will stand out more.
2. ADIDAS AW16 Crazyquick Malice
A stunning looking boot I personally think and it does what it says on the tin
With its flexible front foot, it is made for the speedsters of the team as it is lightweight and flexible to make running with the ball so much easier
You can get this with either a low collar or a sock fit in this style of boots whatever works best for you then you won’t be disappointed with the overall performance of these AW16 Crazyquick Malice Rugby Boots
Pros & Cons of The AW16 Crazyquick Malice
- You have a choice between the low cut or sock liner boot which gives everyone options as to what they prefer to wear.
- They have small dotted grips all over the upper for a better traction whilst kicking the rugby ball.
- The durable and flexible upper material will both keep you light on your feet and be able to take a beating on the pitch.
- There have been complaints about how the rubber moulded studs wear down to easily but after wearing them myself for over a year I haven’t come across that problem.
1. ADIDAS FF80 Pro 2.0 XTRX
CLOSURE – Lace-Up
And now to what I would recommend as the best soft ground rugby boots that are going to improve your game tremendously
Unlike most boots here they only have a small amount of removable metal studs but what they lack in studs they make up with the HybridTouch synthetic leather upper material which is flexible, durable, comfortable and lightweight
And like a few rugby boots here, they also have a 10 mm raised heel on them so that they will give you a better angle when you want to start a sprint holding that ball
Pros & Cons of The FF80 Pro 2.0 XTRX
- If you play as a back-row forward in rugby then you are going to get a pair of rugby boots that will suit every need that you have whilst playing in that position with these boots.
- The HybridTouch synthetic leather upper will give you a comfortable and flexible feel with your feet in these boots.
- They only have a few screw-in studs but you will be surprised how much control the outsole will give you and still feel like a natural fitted rugby boot.
- There is only 7 metal studs but that doesn’t mean you won’t get a great traction beneath your feet.
Ideal For – BACK-ROW FORWARDS
I have only given you the 10 that I think make the cut
It doesn’t mean that they are definitely the best there is so don’t quote me on this
Do you have a favourite Adidas Rugby Boot?
I would love to know what you think so please feel free to join in the conversation below if there are any Adidas rugby boots that you think that should be in the top 10