Best cheap soccer cleats 2022

Best cheap soccer cleats
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Looking for a decent pair of soccer cleats that won't break the bank? Look no further: here, you'll find the best cheap soccer cleats on the market, reviewed by our experts. 

With so many soccer cleats out there right now, knowing how to get value for your money isn't always easy - especially if you're not a pro and don't want to spend fortunes on something that is going to get filthy and battered every Sunday morning. 

Yet cheap needn't mean rubbish. Even the more cost-efficient cleats these days can offer excellent quality, and come tailor made for specific positions – whether you're looking for boots for strikers or midfielders, defenders or otherwise.

In FFT's opinion, spending anything more than £100 on a pair of soccer cleats would be classed as an expensive purchase. But, if that's still too much, don't fret – we've also included cleats as cheap as £40 on this list. So, without further ado, here are the best cheap soccer cleats on the market. 

Best cheap soccer cleats 2022


Adidas Copa Mundial

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Adidas Copa Mundial

The definitive Adi cleat

Specifications

Colourways: Black/white
Studs: Firm ground
Price : £69.99

Reasons to buy

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Utterly timeless
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Cheaper than most cleats
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Built for comfort over style

One for the old guard and hipsters alike, there's simply nothing like the Copa Mundial soccer cleats, no matter how many times Adidas reinvent the wheel. 

For the sheer comfort, reliability and price, it's virtually impossible to top these brilliant cleats, with buttery soft K-leather ensuring your feet have room to breathe while staying warm and dry. The Adidas Copa Mundial is an icon – and if you're a soccer nerd, you deserve a pair of these at least once in your lifetime.


Kipsta CLR

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Kipsta CLR

A speedcleat developed by the very best in budget cleat design

Specifications

Price: £50

Reasons to buy

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Light as a feather
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Great traction
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Range of colourways

Reasons to avoid

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FFT recently visited Decathlon's headquarters in France and we were blown away by the dedication and ingenuity of a brand which prides itself on offering quality at a low price. While Decathlon do stock the likes of Nike, Adidas and Puma, they also develop their own cleat ranges, and the CLR is a standout choice for speedy players that don't operate on big budgets. 

Incredibly lightweight and boasting superb traction, the CLR might be the best value speedcleat on the market right now - and FFT doesn't say that lightly. At just £50, players get a top range cleat with none of the fanfare or cost of the bigger brands. Yes, they're not quite as cool as Air Zooms or Speedportals, but at literally four times cheaper, you'd be making a far better investment. 


New Balance 442

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The second-best 442 around… right?

Specifications

Colourways: Black/Silver, White/Silver, Gold/Black
Studs: Firm ground
Price: £100

Reasons to buy

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Cost-effective
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Vintage design

In our New Balance 442 V2 Pro review, comfort was the key recipient of our praise. The cleats are sturdy, offer a flatter foundation for all foot types and fit nice and snug. 

This is what all soccer cleats used to feel like: soft leather slippers that could thwack a rain-soaked ball top bins with might. Yet with the colour choices, the new lowercase New Balance logo on the heel and the ridged material around the ankle, these things feel not like relics of the past but callbacks, perfectly suited to soccer in 2022. New trends may come and go – but the 442 always has a place in the game.


Adidas Predator Edge.4

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Adidas Predator Edge.4

A cheaper version of a quality range

Specifications

Colourways: White, blue and black
Price: £40

Reasons to buy

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Reasons to avoid

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Most expensive cleat models, from every big brand, will have a cheaper variation for those who can't and won't pay top dollar, but still want something which looks the part. But while not every cheaper variation maintains the quality of their more expensive sibling, the Adidas Predator Edge is one exception. 

Over £100 cheaper than the pro version, the Edge.4 is lightweight, comfortable, true to size and reliable. It's a quality cleat for a low priced FFT highly recommends it above other cheap options from the biggest brands. 

How we test soccer cleats

Here at FourFourTwo, our cleat testing procedure is all about getting cleats on our feet and personally trying them out in kickabouts, training sessions and matches. Our writers test each pair over a number of weeks, in various playing conditions, in order to get a proper idea of what they're like on a soccer pitch. 

This is the best way to find out if cleats are better suited for firmer or softer ground, what level of traction they offer and how else they're geared towards improving a player's game. We're passionate about soccer cleats and regularly attend launch events and Q&As to get as much information as possible from manufacturers and designers before we begin. 

All of our reviews are honest (despite working with brands, nobody can "buy" a good review from us) and we always have real footballers in mind when giving recommendations. 

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