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5 Best Shoes For Futsal and Indoor Soccer in 2022

Our selection of the best futsal shoes.
Written by Damien Gavrilho

What shoes do you wear for Futsal? In this blog post, we’ll be looking at the best shoes for Futsal in 2022. Big brands e.g. Adidas and Nike released exciting futsal shoe models this year. We’ll also take a look at some of the factors you should consider when purchasing shoes for futsal & indoor soccer. So, if you’re in the market for a new pair of shoes to play futsal in, keep reading!​

Let’s dive in and I will tell you now my review on these best futsal shoes in 2022. In order to pick the best ones, I considered the following factors:

  • Material Type
  • Durability
  • Comfort And Fit
  • Weight
  • Breathability
Futsal Shoes Model
Best Pick
Nike React Gato IC
Adidas X Speedflow 1
Nike Legend 9 PRO React IC
Preview
Nike React Gato IC futsal shoes
Adidas X Speedflow futsal shoe
Nike React Tiempo Legend 9 Pro IC shoes for futsal
Material type
Flyknit
Textile based synthetic material
Premium leather
Features
  • Flyknit combined with durable lightweight material
  • Nike Touch 360 system
  • Nike React cushion
  • Light strike cushioning
  • Agility-cage strap system
  • Primeknit collar
  • Super soft, premium leather
  • One of the lightest among Nike Tiempos
  • Nike react cushion
Durability
4.9/5
4.8/5
4.7/5
Comfort and Fit
4.9/5
4.9/5
4.8/5
Weight
4.8/5
4.9/5
4.7/5
Breathability
4.9/5
4.9/5
4.6/5
Best Pick
Futsal Shoes Model
Nike React Gato IC
Preview
Nike React Gato IC futsal shoes
Material type
Flyknit
Features
  • Flyknit combined with durable lightweight material
  • Nike Touch 360 system
  • Nike React cushion
Durability
4.9/5
Comfort and Fit
4.9/5
Weight
4.8/5
Breathability
4.9/5
Price
Futsal Shoes Model
Adidas X Speedflow 1
Preview
Adidas X Speedflow futsal shoe
Material type
Textile based synthetic material
Features
  • Light strike cushioning
  • Agility-cage strap system
  • Primeknit collar
Durability
4.8/5
Comfort and Fit
4.9/5
Weight
4.9/5
Breathability
4.9/5
Price
Futsal Shoes Model
Nike Legend 9 PRO React IC
Preview
Nike React Tiempo Legend 9 Pro IC shoes for futsal
Material type
Premium leather
Features
  • Super soft, premium leather
  • One of the lightest among Nike Tiempos
  • Nike react cushion
Durability
4.7/5
Comfort and Fit
4.8/5
Weight
4.7/5
Breathability
4.6/5
Price

Best Futsal Shoes in 2022

Nike React Gato IC (released at the beginning of 2022)

Nike React Gato IC futsal shoes

The Nike React Gato has innovative flexible rubber pods underfoot, also known as the Nike Touch 360 system, created to enhance the touch feel with the ball and tactile responsiveness. The outsoles are designed for easier maneuvering, dragging, and cutting across the court. 

Flyknit combined with durable material makes the shoe lightweight (weighing 265g), breathable, and comfortable to move, providing accurate motion and high speed. It also has full-length Nike React to cushioning which provides remarkable energy return to keep you moving.

Nike React Gato has a snug fit and gives that barefoot feeling which is a factor to consider when choosing your indoor futsal sneakers. 

Overall, Nike designed innovative and really cool futsal shoes that are definitely worth using.

Futsal Shoes Model
Nike React Gato IC
Preview
Nike React Gato IC futsal shoes
Material type
Flyknit
Features
  • Flyknit combined with durable lightweight material
  • Nike Touch 360 system
  • Nike React cushion
Durability
4.9/5
Comfort and Fit
4.9/5
Weight
4.8/5
Breathability
4.9/5
Price
Futsal Shoes Model
Nike React Gato IC
Preview
Nike React Gato IC futsal shoes
Material type
Flyknit
Features
  • Flyknit combined with durable lightweight material
  • Nike Touch 360 system
  • Nike React cushion
Durability
4.9/5
Comfort and Fit
4.9/5
Weight
4.8/5
Breathability
4.9/5
Price

Adidas X Speedflow

Adidas X Speedflow futsal shoe

The Adidas X Speedflow.1 was created to help players maximize their speed. With that in mind, this pair of shoes has enhanced propulsion, directional and upper system. Its lace closure is exceptional which provides effective lockdown and stability for more precise movements. Its stretchy Primeknit collar adds to the adaptive fit to it and also makes the shoes more lightweight weighing 205g.

It has a sleek rubber outer sole which gives a premium touch to the ball. The lightning cushion provides additional comfort and energy return when playing. This shoe is form-fitting and gives an almost barefoot feel which is perfect for futsal. 

Overall, Adidas made a top-notch innovation for Speedflow.1 and it is definitely a great choice of shoes for futsal.

Futsal Shoe Model
Adidas X Speedflow 1
Preview
Adidas X Speedflow futsal shoe
Material type
Textile based synthetic material
Features
  • Light strike cushioning
  • Agility-cage strap system
  • Primeknit collar
Durability
4.8/5
Comfort and Fit
4.9/5
Weight
4.9/5
Breathability
4.9/5
Price
Futsal Shoe Model
Adidas X Speedflow 1
Preview
Adidas X Speedflow futsal shoe
Material type
Textile based synthetic material
Features
  • Light strike cushioning
  • Agility-cage strap system
  • Primeknit collar
Durability
4.8/5
Comfort and Fit
4.9/5
Weight
4.9/5
Breathability
4.9/5
Price

Nike React Tiempo Legend 9 Pro IC

Nike React Tiempo Legend 9 Pro IC shoes for futsal

The Nike Legend 9 Pro React was designed for offense purposes. It is low profile with raised texture and soft foam pods underneath for enhanced movements and precise shots. It has bouncy Nike React cushioning which provides better responsiveness. 

The fit is good and comfortable but it feels a bit bulkier compared to other futsal shoes. It weighs around 271g which is the average weight for most futsal shoes but there are others that are lighter. Its outer sole is non-marking and designed for multi-directional traction which is essential in playing futsal.

Futsal Shoes Model
Nike Legend 9 PRO React IC
Preview
Nike React Tiempo Legend 9 Pro IC shoes for futsal
Material type
Premium leather
Features
  • Super soft, premium leather
  • One of the lightest among Nike Tiempos
  • Nike react cushion
Durability
4.7/5
Comfort and Fit
4.8/5
Weight
4.7/5
Breathability
4.6/5
Price
Futsal Shoes Model
Nike Legend 9 PRO React IC
Preview
Nike React Tiempo Legend 9 Pro IC shoes for futsal
Material type
Premium leather
Features
  • Super soft, premium leather
  • One of the lightest among Nike Tiempos
  • Nike react cushion
Durability
4.7/5
Comfort and Fit
4.8/5
Weight
4.7/5
Breathability
4.6/5
Price

Nike Lunar Gato II IC

Nike Lunargato II IC shoes for futsal and indoor soccer

The Nike Lunar Gato II is a remake of the Nike Lunar Gato from 2013 which was also a crowd’s favorite back in the day. 

Nike Lunargato II is made with soft goat leather and has a smooth texture that provides a natural feel with the ball for more precise strikes. It is low profile and its Lunarlon cushioning gives a bouncy feel to provide great energy return and responsiveness. Its rubber tread is ideal for multidirectional traction to enable you to make swift and quick movements such as cuts and maneuvers. It also has mesh panels on the side that runs from midfoot to upper foot, providing your feet breathability and stability.

Despite being made with leather material, Nike Lunargato II is lightweight, weighing around 244g. It is breathable and has a snug fit. Definitely, this pair of shoes is another crowd’s favorite.

Futsal Shoes Model
Nike Lunar Gato II IC
Preview
Nike Lunargato II IC shoes for futsal and indoor soccer
Material type
Goat leather
Features
  • Lunarlon foam cushioning
  • Mesh panels
  • Nike grind rubber on the forefoot
Durability
4.9/5
Comfort and Fit
4.9/5
Weight
4.9/5
Breathability
4.9/5
Price
Futsal Shoes Model
Nike Lunar Gato II IC
Preview
Nike Lunargato II IC shoes for futsal and indoor soccer
Material type
Goat leather
Features
  • Lunarlon foam cushioning
  • Mesh panels
  • Nike grind rubber on the forefoot
Durability
4.9/5
Comfort and Fit
4.9/5
Weight
4.9/5
Breathability
4.9/5
Price

Puma Ultra 3.2 IT

Puma Ultra 3.2 IT futsal shoes

Another futsal shoe made for speed is the Puma Ultra 3.2 IT. It is made with a lightweight Matryxmesh woven upper for comfort and support during movements. It also has a non-marking rubber outsole for improved acceleration. You will also have control over the ball with its GripControl Pro coating which provides better ball grip.Your feet are also secured and in lockdown with its full lace closure and soft knitted collar which gives a snug fit around the ankle.

Overall, it has good quality and price but is a little bulky and stiff for playing indoors, particularly when used for playing futsal.

Futsal Shoes Model
Puma Ultra 3.2 IT
Preview
Puma Ultra 3.2 IT futsal shoes
Material type
Lightweight woven mesh
Features
  • Woven Matryxmesh upper
  • Grip Control
  • Soft knitted collar
Durability
4.5/5
Comfort and Fit
4.6/5
Weight
4.7/5
Breathability
4.8/5
Price
Futsal Shoes Model
Puma Ultra 3.2 IT
Preview
Puma Ultra 3.2 IT futsal shoes
Material type
Lightweight woven mesh
Features
  • Woven Matryxmesh upper
  • Grip Control
  • Soft knitted collar
Durability
4.5/5
Comfort and Fit
4.6/5
Weight
4.7/5
Breathability
4.8/5
Price

Bonus: Umbro Vision 4 Pro

Umbro 4 futsal shoe

Umbro Vision 4 Pro is made with a breathable mesh upper. It is also covered with Hot Melt Control Zones which enhances fiction for better ball control. It is lightweight as it only weighs 213g. It has soft rubber on its sole which gives a great grip on the floor. As for the fit, it fits perfectly against your foot so you will definitely feel precise ball touch.

Did you know that Falcão used Umbro Vision 4 Pro? Knowing that a renowned futsal player used this shoe gives a hint that it really is a cool futsal shoe, right? However, it’s too bad that the production of Umbro Vision 4 Pro has been discontinued.

Futsal Shoes Buying Guide

Whether it’s indoor shoes or futsal cleats, everybody would want the best and highest quality shoes that are comfortable to wear for their feet. To help you choose the right one, we made a quick guide on what men, women and kids specifically should consider when choosing futsal shoes. Let’s check them out below:

1. Material Type

This may not be the first thing that comes up to your mind when trying to scout for a new futsal cleat, however, I believe that it does make a difference in your performance during the game and its durability. Players may also have their own preference on how the inside part of their shoes, especially the footbed, feel for them. The two main types of materials are:

  • Synthetic. Synthetics are thinner, lighter, and more durable compared to leathers but they do not stretch very well, and the common options are:
    • Mesh which are thin, lightweight,  and breathable but you might not get the same support to your feet than authentic leather could give you. 
    • Synthetic Leather which may feel like leather but have a different feel compared to authentic leather.
  • Leather. Leather may be the more popular choice among the different types of materials for futsal shoes as it can not only be more flexible and softer furthermore this type of material just molds around your feet. However, the downside is that it can break more easily than other types of material as it stretches out with heavy use. The common choice for leather types are:  
    • Kangaroo Leather, also known as the K-leather, which is one of the softest and most comfortable types albeit being the most expensive one at the same time. 
    • Suede Leather which is the traditional type but has a softer feel. 
    • Calfskin Leather which is not as expensive as but a bit heavier than the K-leather. It not only feels similar to but also retains better shape than K-leather. 
    • Full-Grain Leather which is a bit thicker but more durable than k-leather and calfskin also having similar feel. The downside of this type of leather is its weight. 

 

2. Durability

I believe that this is one of the most important things to consider when choosing your very own futsal shoes as you would want a pair that would last long and does not need to be replaced every time due to wear and tear or materials that can easily get damaged. The best material according to its durability is as follows: 

  1. Synthetic
  2. Full-grain
  3. Suede
  4. Calfskin
  5. K-leather or Kangaroo
  6. Mesh

3. Comfort And Fit

Everybody, whether players or not, wants a pair of shoes that is comfortable to wear but this could be a very important aspect for players for better performance during practices and games. Players would want the exact, proper fit not too tight for them to irritate your skin and not too loose for them to just take off in the middle of a match. It is also best to double check the correct size of your feet but it is important to look up first how to properly know your correct size by checking these tips

4. Weight

Indoor soccer shoes or futsal cleats are normally heavier when compared to their outdoor equivalent and this is due to the materials that are used for its rubber soles. 

5. Breathability

One of the aspects of choosing futsal shoes that you would not really think of in the beginning is its breathability. It can get pretty hot playing futsal as it is an indoor sport therefore you would want a lighter material for your futsal cleats as those materials are much more breathable than heavier ones. Strategically placed meshed could somewhat make a difference in the breathability of your shoes. 

6. Follow Your Favourite Brand

After all those aspects of choosing the best futsal shoes for you, it is time to look them up if your favourite brand offers those qualities in their futsal cleats. They surely have a specialized section or shoes reserved for sports and players and you would surely find the right fit for you just make sure to mention all of the above and your preferences when purchasing your pair.

Conclusion On The Best Futsal Shoes

There are a lot more futsal shoes out there but I think my personal favorite would be Nike React Gato, given its comfortable fit and breathable material. I also like the Touch 360 system which I find useful when playing futsal. 

Choosing the perfect futsal shoes still comes down to your personal preferences, but I hope the list I made helped you in deciding which one suits you best.

About the author

Damien Gavrilho

Damien has been a professional futsal player from 1997 to 2010 years. He was playing for FC Atlantic Wolves and Dynamo. Damien has opened his own futsal school in North Dakota, USA and populating futsal all over the United States. Today, Damien is coaching his own team in the amateur USA futsal league. Damien has multiple rewards from the US Futsal Association.

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