How to determine which boots should you go for? On which surfaces?
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Decathlon's Football brand offers you useful advices for your football practice
Your choice of football boots depends on the surface you are playing on.
If you play on surfaces with dry natural grass, choose FG (Firm Ground) studs, with either traditional studs or blades.
If you play on soft, wet and occasionally muddy natural grass surfaces, choose an SG (Soft Ground) sole with height-adjustable screw-on studs that provide better support and will prevent you from slipping.
If you play on hard surfaces such as indoor synthetic grass, consolidated surfaces or shale, choose an HG (Hard ground) or turf out sole with small rubber studs, offering great support without locking your feet (note that not all boots offer the same levels of cushioning!)
If you play on smooth surfaces such as parquet, PVC or smooth cement, choose a smooth and non-marking "sala" sole offering better grip when changing speed and direction.
We recommend choosing a sole with good cushioning (note that not all boots offer the same levels of cushioning !)
If you play on artificial surfaces such as outdoor synthetic turf, choose an AG (Artificial Grass) sole with multiple studs for better shock absorption and distribution.
Once you've chosen your sole, you have two options: leather boots for a better feeling or synthetic boots that are lighter.