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adidas / January 2024

FOOTBALL SURFACE TYPE: MULTI GROUND

The next generation of playing surfaces for the next generation of players. Find out how to make your game future proof.

Football is a game of speed, skill, and agility, and choosing the right football boots is crucial for enhancing your performance on the pitch. The choice of football boots can significantly impact your comfort, stability, traction, and overall performance. One of the essential factors to consider when choosing football boots is the type of ground you will be playing on. In this article, we will guide you on how to choose multi-ground football boots that will help you perform at your best, regardless of the surface.

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WHAT IS MULTI GROUND?

Multi Ground surface football boots are designed to deliver performance across varying pitch surfaces. They help you get real grip on all types of Artificial Ground (AG), like artificial and hybrid grass systems or dig in on the hardest of Hard Ground (HG), like sand and soil pitches.


WHAT TYPES OF HYBRID GRASS DO EXIST?

Hybrid natural surfaces are grown within a base of synthetic fibers. These fibers account for less than 5% of the total grass coverage which is why they are known as ‘natural’.

Hybrid synthetic surfaces are constructed around an artificial grass carpet using sand or organic materials as infill (in place of rubber). It’s known as synthetic as it needs the same maintenance as an artificial grass surface.


HOW DOES ARTIFICAL GROUND SURFACE BEHAVE?

It looks the same as natural grass, behaves the same way, but is made of synthetic fiber that is much more abrasive. It’s an all-weather surface that is infilled with a mixture of sand and recycled rubber granules and stands up really well to heavy, repeated use. Artificial grass blades are longer than natural grass which gives the surface a much deeper feel.


WHAT ARE THE BEST BOOTS FOR MULTI GROUND SURFACES?

Multi Ground (MG) boots are designed with multiple features to give you maximum grip and enhanced acceleration. Multi stud configurations work best on multiple artificial surfaces like artificial grass and but also perform on dry, short grassed pitches and hard ground.


WHAT DO THEY LOOK LIKE?

The outsole is designed to boost acceleration and help with your directional stability on different surfaces. Artificial surfaces and hard ground cause the highest amount of pressure for players when they are running, so the studs should be configured to distribute this pressure equally around the soleplate.


When to Use Multi Ground Football Boots?

Multi ground football boots are designed to be versatile and suitable for use on different playing surfaces. They are ideal for players who often switch between playing on firm ground (FG) and artificial turf (AG), or for those who play on mixed surfaces where different types of studs are required.

Multi Ground (MG) boots can be used on normal grass but don’t forget the studs are shorter which could lead to loss of traction on rainy days. Do wear grip socks to get the best fit and reduce slippage inside the boots.


Are Multi-Ground Boots Good on Soft Ground?

Multi ground football boots can be used on soft ground, but may not provide the same level of traction as boots with specific stud configurations designed for soft ground. The mix of shorter and longer studs on multi ground boots may not penetrate as deeply into soft ground as longer studs, which can lead to a loss of traction and stability.


Can You Use Multi Ground Studs on Grass?

While multi ground football boots can be used on grass, they are not specifically designed for this surface. Players who predominantly play on natural grass may benefit from using boots with specific stud configurations designed for this surface. These boots typically feature longer studs that are designed to penetrate more deeply into natural grass, providing better traction and stability.

adidas / January 2024
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