Top 5 indoor shoes | The 2018 list for indoor specialists


Written by Zlatko

The winter is getting closer and closer which means that the indoor season is more or less kicked off. JayMike and PWG have made their Top 5 list of indoor shoes, which they recommend you to use during the indoor season. Let’s see what the hosts have in store for us.

5 - PhantomVSN Academy

Number 5 on our Top 5 list of indoor shoes is the PhantomVSN Academy and you might think ‘why an Academy shoe?’. Well for 75 Euros you get a lot of value for money, and for some the price isn’t always everything, and again some might argue with you on that. The Phantom VSN Academy offers you a low profile, low toe box, great outsole and a great stability in the upper which also is soft. But you don’t get the same softness as the boots placed number 1 and 2 on this list, but it’s still pretty good for the price you pay. You basically only need grip and stability in indoor football, and that’s what you get from these boots. They are very nice if you only use the indoor season to play for fun and want to keep in shape, before getting back outside. If you are that kind of player that wants to take indoor and futsal more seriously, then you have to go a bit further up our Top 5 list, to find boots matching your ambitions.

4 - adidas Tango X 18.3

We’re keeping the budget down, just for a while, and on the fourth place we find the adidas Tango X 18.3. Again, you might think we’ve lost our minds, but don’t worry, we’re just keeping it real. Normally the X 18+ comes without laces, which is pretty important in indoor. The outsole on indoor shoes are stickier, which is one thing you want from your shoes, and due to the stickiness, you also want your indoor shoes to have laces. The shoes will stop easier on the floor and this means that your feet will slide inside the shoes, if you don’t have laces to tighten up the shoes with. Besides having laces, the 18.3 doesn’t come with the popular BOOST, which is an awesome feature, but PWG states that this isn’t always needed in indoor, because of the 18.3 already comes with a great sole and stability. With other words: Value for money!

3 - Premier II Sala

This indoor shoe is a piece of art and it only costs 80 Euros! You get tons of things, and the most important thing could be the Lunarlon outsole. But you also get a suede upper, low toe box and good amount of stability, which is modelled from the Premier II football boots. PWG is almost speechless about this shoe and also highlights that there isn’t that much padding on the sides, which is in the way of your ankle to move. The lunarlon outsole is magnificent, it’s supportive, has a good amount of shock absorption, while it also gives you a low-profile while being stable. It’s like this shoe is made to play indoor, and doesn’t take to low to break in.

2 - Sala Premier 3 IC

Moving on to second place on the Top 5 list we find the Mizuno Premier 3. Last year Mizuno already made a new shoe, which got in to the Top 5 easy. But this time they have improved a lot, such as the leather has become more flexible, the outsole is improved, they added a sock to the inside of the boot and removed the padding at the ankle for more freedom. But PWG can’t get enough of the flexibility of the shoe, which is out of this world. The Sala Premier 3 doesn’t feel bulky at all and features a lot innovative stuff, which makes your trip to the indoor courts almost perfect. But if you are looking for above the average indoor shoes, then these Mizuno Sala Premier is the way to go.

1 - Joma Top Flex

Are you surprised that it’s Joma on the first place, PWG and JayMike aren’t, even though they have been bashing Joma’s colourways the last couple of years. The shoes are pretty much the same as the ones from last year besides the colour update. The Joma Top Flex comes with a comfortable suede upper, it’s wide, stable and the outsole is the best out there. It’s one of those shoes where you feel that they are specifically tailored for indoor football. But they are also perfect for futsal because of the high-profiled toe box, which you can use for your cheeky toe pokes.

So this was our Top 5 of indoor football shoes for the winter. You can see the full video right below here for a more detailed version with JayMike and PWG, or see their mentionable indoor shoes that didn’t hit the list

See our full selection of indoor shoes right here