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The best laceless football boots for children

18:00 GMT+3 15/08/2022
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Want to ditch the laces in favour of slip-on football boots? Here at the top children's options currently available

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Laces can be difficult for children to tie up, so ditching them all together can be a great idea. There's also the hassle of having to retie them on the pitch if they become undone or loosen during play, and the good thing is there's a solution for all of this - laceless football boots.

Laceless boots have become increasingly popular, and you might see some top players donning them. However, it's not a style that every brand adopts, adidas are leaders in laceless boots, which is why the selections below are mainly from that particular company.

So, if you want easy slip-on football boots, we've rounded up the best you can buy alongside answering any questions you may have.


The best laceless boots for kids: our top three


What's the difference between laceless football boots and laced football boots?

The apparent difference is that laceless football boots don't have a lace fastening on the shoe, which means no more laces coming undone whilst you're on the pitch.

This means that the very construction of the football boot is designed not to be reliant on laces to fasten and lock you into the boot.

What are the benefits of laceless football boots?

The main benefit of laceless football boots is that you no longer have to worry about tying the shoes to your foot or the laces becoming loose.

Laceless boots wrap around your foot and are built to easily slip in and out of, making your life easier. They also have a comfort advantage, giving a more sock-like fit around the foot.

What type of football boots are there?

There are six kinds of football boots, by and large, that are available, and each is custom-built to tackle a particular surface. There are firm ground, soft ground, multi-ground, artificial grass, Astroturf and indoor court shoes. However, firm ground and Astroturf are the most common type - which is why we've concentrated on them in this round-up.

Firm ground boots are specifically designed for playing on traditional outdoor pitches, whereas Astro turf boots are custom-made for artificial surfaces.

If you're looking for children's football boots suitable on all of the above surfaces, read GOAL's comprehensive round-up of the best football boots for kids in 2022.

Here are the best laceless football boots that you can get right now.

adidas X Speedportal+

Best overall

Surface suitable for: Firm ground

If you're looking for a boot with comfortability, style, speed and skill - the adidas X Speedportal+ has the lot. The Speed Skin on the upper helps elevate pace and control whilst refining your skills with smooth passes. Plus, the brand new Solar Green colourway is stunning and one you can't go wrong with.

Reasons to buy:

  • Includes an adaptive PRIMEKNIT collar
  • A carbon heel lock keeps you strapped in for high speeds
  • There are extra forefoot studs on the outsole

Get them from adidas for £130.00


Puma Finesse

Best budget-friendly

Surface suitable for: Firm ground

With the Puma Finesse boots, you get everything great about laceless football boots at an affordable price. A snug and sock-like fit support the foot, with a higher collar locking the wearer in. The simple black upper donning the Puma logo with neon green detailing and studs complete the look.

Reasons to buy:

  • Gives you ankle support with a high collar
  • A sock-like construction provides a snug fit
  • Black and lime green colourway is timeless

Get them from Sports Direct for £26.00


adidas Copa Sense.3

Best for comfort

Surface suitable for: Firm ground

The Copa Sense boots are named after their ability to awaken the wearer's footballing senses. The stretchy collar makes the boots easy to slip on, whilst the soft synthetic upper boosts the comfortability to help children be the best footballer they can be.

Reasons to buy:

  • The bright Solar Yellow colourway is fun for kids to wear
  • They have a soft leather forefoot for excellent touch
  • OrthoLite sock liner adds to comfort levels

Get them from Sports Direct for £50.00


Nike Jr. Zoom Mercurial Superfly 9 Academy

Best for style

Surface suitable for: Multi-Ground and Firm Ground

Reminiscent of a summer sunset from Nike's brand new Lucent pack, this is a delightful colourway for any child's football boot. If they want to look stylish on the pitch and emulate stars like Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappé with their on-pitch finesse, these are the ones for them.

Reasons to buy:

  • Zoom Air cushioning gives you a quick off-the-ground sensation
  • The Speed Cage doesn't add extra weight to the boots
  • Pull tabs and dual straps make it easy to slip on and off

Get them from Nike for £69.95


adidas Predator 20.3

Best black laceless football boots

Surface suitable for: Astro turf

These sleek Adidas black laceless trainers are perfect for a clean and fresh on-pitch look. The coated and textile upper provides a snug fit and a better first touch. DemonScale technology helps provide swerve and control on shots and passes too.

Reasons to buy:

  • A coated textile upper provides a snug fit
  • A mid-cut laceless construction allows you to strike the ball cleanly
  • Demonscale technology helps generate swerve and control

Get them from Sports Direct for £22.50


adidas Kids X Speedportal.3

Best for speed

Surface suitable for: Firm ground

Beating the opponent and making pacy runs up and down the pitch can be an excellent skill to gain from a young age. The re-modified upper on these boots allows players to master speed while retaining control of the ball. The mesh also helps keep feet cool whilst the laceless closure makes quick cuts and turns around players an easy task.

Reasons to buy:

  • The textile lining makes it a comfortable choice
  • Lightweight outsole gives you rapid reactions on the pitch
  • A flat-knit collar gives you a snug fit

Get them from Sports Direct for £55.00


adidas Predator Edge+

Best for skills

Surface suitable for: Firm ground

The textured upper skin and ribbing, tailored for various ball contact types, set this boot apart for creative players. The FaceFrame soleplate redistributes the weight of the ball to the front of your foot to optimise energy when striking the ball.

Reasons to buy:

  • The control zones of the upper have been optimised for ball contact
  • Comes in a new Solar Red colourway
  • The PRIMEKNIT collar locks you in

Get them from adidas for £130.00


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