What the 10 Best Defenders Wear and Why

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Defenders Boots

When we watch soccer games, the one thing we all usually want to see is goals. But in order to score goals, you need to get past a strategically positioned set of players – or defenders. But as easy as that might seem at times, defenders usually don’t offer up easy goals and they normally defend like their lives depend on it. This involves being physical, reading the game and tackling extremely hard when needed.

As a result, the right footwear is vital. Protection, stability and some sort of technology to help ping long balls are usually the criteria that defenders look for in a new boot. Here, we take a look at what the current 10 Best Defenders are Wearing and Why, in order to see if there is a trend in footwear choice.

Bryan Byrne is the founder of SoccerCleats101, a website created as a valuable source of unbiased information for players looking to find out about soccer footwear. Got a question about boots? Hit up Bryan on Twitter.


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  • pal

    in the photo you provided, ivanovic is sporting the laser iv. not the maestri “iv” (not even released yet.) ;)