Extended tongue & size
The quality of the extended tongue is very poor, you can see the edge of the foam is very irregular and inferior. Also, the size of my feet is quite small, but the size of the shoe is not as same as the regular line. Can I return and replace one in US size 5.5 to me?
21 April 2014
You can't go wrong with adidas when it comes to football/soccer.
The Mundial Team are ideal for turf play (yes... obviously) but also for great for grass-play on firmer pitches. Here in Georgia it doesn't rain as much as it does back in the UK, so I can play in turf shoes on grass, even in the rain, pretty much year round.
I broke in the MT's by wearing them around the house on and off for a few days... then to the store etc... just taking it easy... gradually wearing them more & more (ONLY for the break-in period though, now I only use the for training/matches on turf/grass)
They were a little snug out of the box - my left foot is 9.5 US and my right is a 9 US - I purchased an 8.5 US. Now, two weeks later... they fit like a glove... That'll be the Kangaroo leather.
When I was choosing which shoes to purchase I picked the MT's for these reasons:
1. I trust Adidas when it comes to Football (Period).
2. This shoe has been around 30-years (and wouldn't still be here if it wasn't relevant).
3. Kangaroo leather - it doesn't get softer than this...
4. When you break in these shoes, its like playing in glove like slippers... and I like playing in slippers!
5. Touch & Feel: Slipper like boots = good touch without loss of protection.
6. Protection: I deal with "big-footed / stampy / pushy" defenders for 90 mins, I need to feel protected and lightweight boots just don't cut it.
To the critics that say they're too heavy or only good for defenders... The 5 or 6oz difference between these shoes and a super light cleat really is nothing, even if you're a striker or a winger you can wear these shoes.
On that note... If you're slow I doubt it's because of the shoes... i.e. wearing the same shoes as Ronaldo or Messi will not make you the next Ronaldo or Messi... (Which makes me wonder what shoes they wore during the formative years of their respective careers - I doubt they were 1oz carbon fiber slippers!).
So for the youngsters out there... You'll adapt to the weight difference, and you'll get stronger doing it. And for the older guys like me, it's a no brainer - these are so comfortable it's ridiculous... you'll forget about your shoes and just focus on the game.
Hopefully I've convinced you to go ahead and buy these great shoes. If you look after them properly, they'll last for years.
On that note:
1. Clean and towel dry after wear (a little warm water should do it).
2. Stuff with newspaper to absorb water.
3. Leave to dry overnight out of direct sunlight and away from heat.
4. Invest in some 'leather food' from England, to treat, nourish and protect the best turf shoes you'll ever own.
Hopefully you'll find this review helpful. There are a lot of shoes out there, but not many as good as these.
14 January 2013
These Shoes Keep Me in the Game
Some number of years ago I realized that wearing cleats, molded or otherwise, was no longer a comfortable experience, so if I was going to continue to referee I needed to find a shoe that I could work in and not regret it at the end of the match. I was hooked after my first pair of Team Mundial Turf Studs. The fit and durability (I do clean and polish them before each match.) are the key features for me. I can get about a year and a half out of a pair, so I feel the purchase is money well spent.
As long as I continue to referee and adidas continues to offer the Team Mundial Turf Stud, this will be my shoe of choice.
Thanks adidas for keeping me in the game !
30 October 2011
Great performer on all surfaces
I've been playing with this shoe exclusively on turf and even grass fields and have to say that is as close to the "jack-of-all-trades" shoe as you're gonna find. From soccer of all flavors to ultimate frisbee to football, I've never been let down by these and they have stayed comfortable to the bitter end. I'm buying a new pair because after 4 years (and two new insoles) the shoe finally blew up and the sole nearly ripped clean off. Considering how often I used them, 4 years is an amazing life span. The only complaint I have is that the insoles are not removable, but that is to be expected from a performance-minded shoe. I would recommend these shoes to all players, but do be aware that leather stretches, so what is tight out of the box will be perfect, and what is perfect may eventually get a bit loose, etc.
03 April 2012
Classic versatility and trusted performance
I've been wearing this shoe for almost 2 decades. It performs beautifully on several different playing surfaces (astro turf and field turf for sure, but I've also had success with them on dry grass, dirt and sand fields), providing traction and comfort. With all the new technology and advancements made in the footwear industry, I keep coming back to the Mundial Team for their trusted quality, performance and comfort.
17 June 2012
Best overall all purpose soccer shoes I've worn
Soft leather, no break-in period, excellent foot support, no impact on your knees, works perfect in turf, played in wet grass without slipping once (and I play striker), improves ball contact and power, yes its not as light as the latest cleats but the slight weight means nothing compared to its significant higher comfort and feel, durable and built strong....is there anything else left to be said to why this shoe is the best for use in all pitch types? GO GET IT! There's a reason why it's never liquidated or on sale.
11 June 2012
Form is temporary Class is permanent
Both the Team Mundial and Copa Mundial are without doubt comfortable, stylish and hard wearing. When you can wear high quality Kangaroo skin sports shoes would you pay more for something in plastic?
If it isn't broke don't fix it these products stand the test of time and will be around long after the brightly coloured two tone plastic alternatives are consigned to fashion bin.
Wouldn't buy anything else other than Adidas World Cup boots that is.................
10 July 2012
Excellent shoes for referees
As a professional assistant referee, this shoes offer maximum comfort and grip in any kind of surface call it grass or turff!
15 June 2012
the perfect exercise shoes for men or women
I don't play soccer but I wear these for exercise classes. I have bought other Adidas indoor soccer shoes before, but this is a must have for exercise classes. It's worth every penny I spent. The real leather is very soft and fits my feet like a glove, providing the stability that I need for my aerobics/pilates exercise class. The sole also provides stability for my feet allowing me to concentrate on the movements I need for the exercises instead of trying to balance my feet as I follow the trainer in class. I highly recommend this style of Adidas for anyone who does pilates or aerobics or Zumba classes.
05 January 2011
Good shoes. But, buy half size smaller. They stretch that much after only 3 hours of usage.
04 April 2014