The grass has been cut. The lines have been painted. It’s time to head back to the soccer field. Eastbay is here to help make this your best season yet. We’ve got a massive collection of the best soccer gear from the biggest brands, so you’re sure to find the perfect fit. And, to make it easy on you, we even divided our soccer cleats by player type, so you can make sure you lace up the right way. Check it out below:
After bursting onto the scene in 2009, Nike’s Superfly line
became a staple of speed at the professional level. Worn by some of the best
players in the game, the newest Mercurial Superfly has improved traction with a
slightly stiffer chassis and the Nike Aerow Trac zone in the forefoot. These
boots also feature a 360-degree Flyknit Dynamic Fit collar that wraps your foot
for a comfortable, second-skin fit.
Show off your speed with the perfect lightweight boot from
the brand with the three stripes. The adidas X 19.1 cleats offer a thin
SpeedMesh upper for a lightning-quick look and feel. These cleats also utilize
a SpeedFrame outsole for traction and stability that doesn’t weigh your foot
Looking to burn past the back four with devastating
explosiveness? Look no further than the Nike Mercurial Vapor 12 cleats. The
elite version of these boots provides Flyknit technology that is lightweight
and flexible for agile comfort. They also feature a two-part podular plate
system that flexes with your foot for responsive speed with every step.
If your game revolves around displaying flashy footwork and
finding the back of the net, you have to check out the adidas Nemeziz 19.1
cleats. The durable, textile upper and torsion system provide a comfortable,
locked-down fit while the TPU-injected outsole keeps you stable when striking
the ball. These boots will adapt to your foot for customizable style that
stands out on the pitch.
Is precision the name of your game? Then you need to take a
look at the adidas Predator 19.1 cleats. These boots offer a textured control
skin coating for a confident touch when dancing around an opponent or hitting
top corner on a strike. They also have a stretchy collar that wraps around your
foot to provide a snug fit without sacrificing ankle movement.
Take control of your strikes with the Nike Phantom Venom Elite cleats. These innovative boots include blades on the instep to help create spin and direct the flight of the ball. They also feature flywire cables that offer better lockdown to keep your foot securely in place when making that game-winning kick.
Block out all distractions and make the precise play with
Phantom Vision cleats. With an innovative Ghost Lacing system, these cleats feature
a flat surface placed over the laces for clean strikes every time. They also
utilize premier Quadfit mesh construction that fits to your foot like a sock,
offering a comfortable, stable feel.
Nike’s legendary Tiempo cleats continue to be one of the
most reliable choices on the market. The Tiempo Legend 8 Elite cleats feature
soft, premium kangaroo leather that delivers unrivaled touch and control. They
also utilize a flyknit tongue and quad-fit mesh lining for a supportive,
comfortable feel all game long.
Lace up a pair of adidas Copa 19.1 cleats and instantly
improve your first touch. These boots also feature super soft kangaroo leather
that helps you orchestrate in comfort while a molded vamp brings you closer to
the ball for confident control.
But to dominate on the soccer field,
you’ll need more than just the best cleats – you’ll need the latest apparel and
equipment too. Here’s a quick rundown of the added pieces you can grab to
complete your game.
Maximize your potential by training in Nike Strike Apparel. Made with lightweight, breathable Dri-FIT material, Strike apparel is engineered to keep you cool and comfortable throughout a day on the pitch. The Nike Strike Shorts are a top choice for the serious soccer player. Featuring zippered pockets for secure storage space and an elastic waistband with a flat drawcord for a snug fit, these shorts are a must-have. To shop the rest of our Strike collection, visit eastbay.com.
We also carry a variety of Nike Academy apparel, available in men’s, women’s, and kids’ sizes. Two of our hottest items from the Academy line are the Women’s Knit Tank and the Men’s Knit Hoodie. The tank features a racerback design that allows a natural range of motion while the hoodie is constructed of Dri-FIT fabric and a multipanel hood for warmth and comfort in less-than-ideal weather conditions.
Finally, if you’re team adidas, we recommend shopping our selection of Tango apparel. Designed to be the perfect combination of style and performance, adidas Tango apparel is built for the soccer obsessed. One of our favorite items is the Tango Logo Jersey T-shirt because it combines the iconic adidas look with comfortable, lightweight fabric so you can look good and play even better.
Get the protection you need with the Nike Flylite Shin Guards. These guards are lightweight and flexible, so they won’t get in the way when making plays. Geometric columns and webbing replace traditional foam, holding the guard up off your leg to keep you dry and comfortable. For added protection when heading a volley or just playing physical, we recommend checking out the Storelli Sports ExoShield Head Guard. Weighing only eight ounces, this head guard is built with combat-grade viscoelastic foam that conforms to your head for maximum security and fit.
Of course, there is no soccer game without a soccer ball. The Nike Magia Soccer Ball is the perfect choice for any surface in any conditions. The Nike Aerowtac grooves provide a perfect flight pattern while a textured casing gives this ball incredible touch and feel. Another solid choice is the adidas Context 19 ball. The thermally bonded, seamless surface gives the player complete control and reliable performance with every kick.
7-on-7 football is growing at a rapid rate year after year. Thanks to its fast-paced play and high-scoring nature, it’s a great way for skill position players to keep improving as they prep for their fall sports season. A major perk that comes with playing 7-on-7 is the gear — most leagues allow athletes to wear flashier cleats, gloves, and clothing than they’re allowed during the fall football season. So what gear will help you stand out this year? We turned to arena football corner and YT star I Know Football for his expert picks on this season’s top 7 on 7 football gear.
“You’ve got padding in the Achilles area here too, but you have some gripped ribbing at the bottom. If you wear cleats with NikeGrip tech, this gripped ribbing works in perfect sync with those cleats.”
There’s no secret to becoming one of the best wide receivers in the game. Julian Edelman knows there’s a thin line between being good and being great, between making history and coming up short.
Down 28-20 with less than three minutes remaining on football’s biggest stage, Edelman made one of the best catches in championship-game history. After a tipped pass, Edelman readjusted his route, raced to the ball, beating three defenders, and scooped the ball up just before it hit the ground. It was a turning point in the game, and the rest is history.
Edelman has trusted Cutters Gloves to make those types of miraculous plays since high school. Cutters look good, feel great, and deliver the grip that’s helped him become a superstar. He’s made seemingly impossible catches become an everyday occurrence with the help of Cutters, and now, he’s getting his very own signature gloves.
The JE11 by Cutters Signature Series Gloves utilize Air C-TACK® Extreme Grip to help make ridiculous catches with ease. Cutters worked with Edelman himself to create gloves that provide secure, flexible comfort, and better breathability for the ultimate performance on the field.
“Nothing gives me more confidence or a bigger advantage than Cutters,” Edelman said. “Well, that and a ton of hard work. I’m excited to share my passion for Cutters with fans and fellow athletes – the gloves look great, feel amazing, and the C-TACK technology delivers crazy grip in all conditions.”
So don’t drop the ball. Be one of the first to own the special-edition JE11 by Cutters Signature Series Gloves, available now at eastbay.com. And stay tuned for even more from Julian Edelman’s signature collection as the JE11 by Cutters line continues to expand.
With the exception of cleats, when you think baseball, you don’t typically think adidas. But this year, the sporting goods giant is on a mission to change the perception of its brand within the realm of America’s pastime.
Producing premium offerings in the way of bats, batting gloves, fielding gloves, and cleats, adidas is covering all the bases when it comes to setting you up with the top-level gear you need to Prepare To Win.
Built for the all-around hitter, the X1 comes in at $199.99. It’s a single-piece bat, constructed from a high-quality Damascus aluminum alloy, engineered for its durability, strength, and flexibility. The flexibility and strength of the alloy allowed adidas to squeeze an insane amount of pop out of the thin-walled barrel, and by packaging it in a one-piece design, they created the perfect balance of barrel pop paired with handle stiffness. Built with a balanced swing weight, the X1 flies through the zone at high speeds, making it easier to get around on fast pitches.
The X2 on the other hand, was designed with the power hitter in mind. It utilizes the same high-performance Damascus alloy found in the X1, but pairs it with adidas’ Permalock Connection Technology, to create a bat that launches balls off the bat like nothing you’ve ever swung before. The Permalock Connection Technology also serves another purpose: reducing vibration from off-center hits, while mimicking the handle stiffness of a one-piece bat to enhance energy transfer. Built with an end-heavy swing weight, the barrel of the X2 drives through the zone with more inertia than a balanced bat, producing harder, longer hits. The X2 comes in at $299.99.
The goal was to create a batting glove that could serve as the perfect link between the hands and the bat. And with highly detailed craftsmanship and premium quality materials, the EQT batting gloves do not disappoint. Sheepskin leather provides a luxury feel with unparalleled bat feel, while perforated back-of-hand areas provide strategic ventilation, fighting sweat that can negatively affect grip and concentration. The EQT batting gloves retail for $44.99
For baseball players, a glove is something special – something you become so close with that you end up knowing it better than the back of your hand. Every glove needs to have three essential qualities to make it worthy of the player it serves: fit, feel, and control. The EQT fielder’s glove series embodies all three, giving you a glove that you can rely on inning after inning, season after season. Full-grain Pro K3 cowhide leather is extremely durable, yet incredibly lightweight, making for a tough, maneuverable defensive weapon. USA Deerskin lines the finger pockets, while deer-tanned cowhide lines the palm, cushioning the hand and providing excellent comfort. The EQT fielder’s glove series comes in a number of different styles and sizes, suitable for every position on the diamond, and is priced at $219.99.
Featuring adidas’ revolutionary Boost cushioning, the Engery Boost Icon is a true player’s cleat. Traditional metal cleats, while great for traction, can cause foot fatigue and discomfort in the later stages of games. The use of Boost cushioning eliminates this discomfort, while delivering energy return unmatched by any other cushioning technology on the market. On top of that, the Damascus upper has been outfitted with shockvent windows to ventilate your feet and keep you cool and comfortable. An ICONTRAX 7-cleat configuration rounds out the cleat, providing exceptional traction on the base paths and in the field. The Energy Boost Icon retails for $149.99.