My son is nine and he isn’t at a level where he has really identified “his sport” (though he does seem to be leaning more toward basketball than soccer). So when he gets on the field or the indoor court, he has different expectations than my daughter (who is soccer through and through).
He’s playing soccer right now to have fun and because his friends are playing – not because of a deep desire to win (and there’s nothing wrong with that, youth sports are supposed to be fun!). But he isn’t necessarily looking for the most advanced equipment out there to help improve his performance, he’s looking to be comfortable while he is on the field and while he is in between shifts.
When my first thought is overall quality and performance, I still lean toward Adidas – but if my first and foremost requirement in a shoe is comfort, I look for a bargain from Nike.
We found a pair of Nike Tiempo Rio III in his size on sale for less than $20 – which is a very reasonable price for a pair of indoor soccer shoes of this quality.
The Tiempo Rio III have a very lightweight synthetic leather upper (the shoes weigh in at less than 7 ounces) and are durable. The quality of the general construction leaves no doubt that these shoes will last the entire indoor season (and might be able to hold up over another season if he wouldn’t outgrow them…)
The fit on these shoes is close to perfect, no riding up and down as he runs and very secure during on court cuts. The Tiempo Rio III have great traction – and there is no surprise at all at how comfortable they are (he doesn’t rush to take them off, even long after the final whistle has sounded).
If you are in the market for an affordable, durable indoor kids’ soccer shoe, grab a pair of Nike Tiempo Rio III right here.
I honestly wasn’t even going to pick up a pair Nike Tiempo Geino II Indoor Shoes. The regular price was about $65, which isn’t bad, but I really didn’t need another pair. But, the shoes were on sale for 20% off the regular price and I had a coupon for an additional 25% off from our club…
With discounts and coupons, that put this highly rated indoor shoe from one of the top manufacturers at less than $40 – a deal I didn’t want to pass up. I rarely shop based exclusively on price (in many cases, you do get what you pay for), but when I can get a deal that looks this good for a Nike shoe, I generally jump on it.
Now onto the shoe itself – the first thing I notice about almost every shoe from Nike is how good it feels on the foot. The Tiempo Geino are incredibly comfortable and provide outstanding support – which is a critical piece of the puzzle when you are one the court on your feet for an extended time.
The fit of the Nike Tiempo Geino II are pretty true – my foot wasn’t at all cramped nor was there any slipping and sliding inside the shoe. The upper is leather, which should mean that these shoes will have no trouble at all standing up to the use and abuse of a full indoor season and beyond.
The Tiempo Geino II had good traction on the polished court and there was no issue with getting a good first touch or maintaining control of the ball. The all leather upper did make the Tiempo Geino II just a little heavier than some of my mesh/synthetic upper indoor shoes, but it didn’t seem to have any negative impact on me during a 30 minute game.
Anyone who is interested in a comfortable indoor soccer shoe that is durable and will last an entire season (or more) without excessive wear should strongly consider the Nike Teimpo Geino II Indoor Soccer shoe – grab a pair here.
My daughter got a call late Friday night to fill in for a local futsal team for the first time, which presented a perfect opportunity to try out some new kicks.
I picked up the HyperVenom Phelon II because this series has a great reputation and I’ve had positive personal experiences with them, plus the fact that the color above is an outstanding match for graphics on her regular indoor team’s uniform (more important to her than me).
The kid’s HyperVenom Phelon II, like virtually all Nike athletic shoes, are very comfortable. They have a stable base, secure fit and excellent cushioning.
The soles seem to have outstanding grip, my daughter was able to make strong cuts and explode to 50/50 balls and she had no trouble keeping pace with the other team’s striker.
The kids HyperVenom Phelon II also has a unique feature designed to set it apart from other indoor shoes – a larger striking surface for the ball. The laces are offset to the outside allowing for a flatter surface for truer passes and shots. I was a little concerned that this would effect the “feel” of the shoe, but my daughter said that they felt great (even after four 30 minute games in them).
While I don’t know exactly how much this feature would benefit more experienced players (most of the kids in our club wear hot spot lace covers, which keep laces tied and create a flat surface), but it might help beginners or those who need a little extra help with the fundamentals.
Overall I found the HyperVenom Phelon II indoor shoe to have all the necessary traits of a top level shoe. They were lightweight, with great fit, very comfort with outstanding traction and great touch. If your son or daughter needs a new indoor soccer or futsal shoe, grab a pair of Nike HyperVenom Phelon II here.
We spoke a little in our review yesterday about Nike’s reputation when it comes to delivering the highest quality in athletic shoes. We’ve got another perfect example of that today with the Davinho Indoor Soccer shoe.
Upon first look, this shoe doesn’t have the typical flash and flair (they do come in brighter colors) that we are accustomed to seeing come out of the Nike factory. As we said in our review of the Adidas Samba Classic though – performance is more important than style every day of the week.
The Nike Men’s Davinho Indoor Soccer Shoe features a primarily mesh upper (with a bit of synthetic leather). This makes it ultra light and very breathable. Having a light and breathable shoe is an absolute must for the indoor game as gyms and futsal courts tend to get very hot and humid with game after game going on in tight quarters.
Your feet need to be comfortable in order to consistently and effectively control the ball in this fast paced game – and the Nike Davinho Indoor is one of the most comfortable indoor shoes out there.
These shoes also have solid grip and traction to help keep the ball close while making quick cuts and sprints to the net.
The Davinho Indoor do tend to run just a little small/narrow – so take that into consideration prior to ordering. All things considered, Nike has delivered another first class soccer shoe with their Davinho Indoor – you can improve your indoor game by grabbing a pair here.
When you are talking about the top rated, top performing athletic shoes in any sport, you can expect to see multiple entries from Nike. It will most likely be no different here – as much as I’m a fan of Adidas, Nike does make some outstanding soccer shoes and the Mercurial series truly stands out as one of the best.
The Nike Mercurial Victory VI is super lightweight with a sturdy synthetic upper and rubber sole. You get outstanding grip on synthetic and hard surfaces (no slip) and the unique design of the upper offers some additional ball control – which is a crucial element to the indoor game.
The fit is fairly true to size (maybe a bit narrow compared to other brands) and the upper/tongue design make for a secure fit (no “flat tires” or losing one of these shoes on the court). And if you are looking for style or flare, Nike Mercurial Victory VI has you covered – these shoes are available in bright, bold color combinations that will definitely help you stand out on the court.
These men’s indoor soccer shoes are well constructed, high performance and reasonably priced ($55-$75 online). If you are hoping to boost your style and performance on the court, grab a pairs of these indoor soccer shoes here.