Arguably the most popular sport in the world, soccer is played 365 days a year. While it is played outside mostly, indoor leagues are popping up all the time, especially in the winter. And when playing inside, you’ll need a quality pair of indoor soccer shoes.
Unlike the spiked cleats worn when playing outdoors on grass, indoor soccer shoes have rubber outsoles to maximize grip and traction on indoor surfaces like wooden gymnasium floors. They’re more like a sneaker, and constructed to keep your feet comfortable and stable, while promoting breathability and performance. They can also be used when playing on harder outdoor surfaces. And, of course, indoor soccer shoes aren’t limited to only when playing. They can be worn casually as they tend to be stylishly designed.
Whether for yourself or as a gift for a soccer lover, you’ll be sure find something to your liking.
Note: the following list is in no particular order
1. Adidas Performance Men’s Samba Classic Indoor Soccer Shoe
The Samba Classic is one of the best-selling indoor soccer shoes ever. It’s one of the originals and continues to be one of the most popular. The Classic design is unmistakable and is a progression of the Samba Original, which is more of a casual walking shoe, though you can certainly play indoor soccer with the Original. The Classic features a full grain upper leather which offers stability and comfort, as does the lightweight EVA insole. The gum rubber outsole provides maximum grip on indoor surfaces and won’t leave any marks. If this isn’t your style, check out the Samba Original here.
Price: From $41.26 to $90.00, depending on size, color, seller, and availability
- One of the highest selling indoor soccer shoe ever
- Full grain leather upper
- Excellent grip on all indoor surfaces
- Could take a few times of wear to break in
- Excellent grip on all indoor surfaces
2. Adidas Performance Men’s Samba Millennium Indoor Soccer Shoe
The Millennium is another step in the evolution of the Samba model using newer Adidas technology and a slightly different look. Adidas has added Torsion System technology, which is designed to provide more stability in the midfoot area. Comfort is what this shoe is all about as it features a full grain leather upper, a synthetic inner lining, and a lightweight die-cut EVA midsole. And the Millennium’s rubber outsole won’t make marks on polished indoor surfaces. Browse a wider selection of Adidas indoor soccer shoes here.
Price: From $47.54 to $79.00, depending on size, color, seller, and availability
- Non-marking gum rubber outsole for maximum grip
- Adidas’ Torsion System for midfoot stability
- Full grain leather upper for comfort and soft feel
- Some users preferred the original Samba
- Some users felt the shoe doesn’t fit true to size
Find more Adidas Performance Men’s Samba Millennium Indoor Soccer Shoe information and reviews here.
3. Puma Men’s Invicto Sala Soccer Shoe
The Astro Invicto Soccer Shoe by Puma offers a comfortable, stylish sneaker which can be worn for indoor games as well as when you’re casually hanging out. Made of leather and natural suede, the Invicto Sala offers extreme comfort and stability thanks to its lace closure and secure fit. As for performance, the rubber outer sole will give you excellent traction and grip during play on harder indoor surfaces, and even on most outdoor surfaces. The rubber toe reinforcement provides protection and durability, as well. And most of the models can be had for under $50.
Price: From $25.16 to $99.99, depending on size, color, seller, and availability
- Stylish color schemes
- Rubber sole for traction and grip
- Doubles as both a casual and athletic shoe
- Some users feel the shoe is too narrow
- Some users feel the overall size runs small
4. Nike Men’s Mercurial Victory V IC Indoor Soccer Shoe
Made of trophy touch synthetic leather with micro texture detailing, the Nike Men’s Mercurial Victory V IC Indoor Soccer Shoe offers a soft feel and functionality in and out of the gym. An internal cage will keep your foot locked down and secure so you can make all the cuts and movements you need to during your indoor soccer match. And you’ll get peak performance thanks to the non-marking rubber outsole. This will enable you to get maximum traction, grip and explosion on those hard indoor soccer surfaces. All this and extreme comfort as the midsole is made with a contoured sockliner with textile top cloth to give you extra cushioning. The Mercurial Victory V IC Indoor Soccer Shoe is available in over 10 different colors.
Price: From $39.99 to $150, depending on size, color, seller, and availability
- Over 10 colors available
- Non-marking rubber outsole
- Some users had issues with sizes running too small or too large
- Some users experienced traction issues on dusty indoor floors
5. Kelme Star 360
I’m sure you’ve heard of Michelin, one of the largest tire manufacturer’s in the world. They’ve joined forces with Kelme to help produce the Star 360 Indoor Soccer Shoe. It combines a comfortable, stylish, and breathable leather upper with Michelin’s innovative rubber compound technology for a unique and very effective sole. You’ll get maximum traction and stability from the rubber sole. The outsole will provide much-needed flexibility and durability on all surfaces, especially indoors. Be consistent and in control of your entire game with the Kelme Star 360.
Price: From $34.07 to $64.07, depending on size, color, seller, and availability
- Michelin rubber technology for extreme traction
- Flexible outsole
- Versatile, also can be worn for racquetball, table tennis, and more
- Runs large, order half size smaller
- Some found the shoe to be narrow in the toe area
6. Nike HypervenomX Finale II Indoor Shoes
New in 2017, the Nike HypervenomX Finale II brings some innovative technology to the indoor soccer shoe world. First of all, the design really stands out. The contrasting color of the breathable mesh upper includes asymmetric lacing, which will expand the “strike zone” for better ball contact on dribbling, passing, and shots. Flywire cables will wrap your midfoot for extra stability and control while cutting on those hard indoor court surfaces. As for comfort, it’s all there, too. Nike’s Zoom Air unit in the heel helps with cushioning and the neoprene collar will conform to your foot for a customized fit and extra flexibility. Browse a wider selection of Nike indoor soccer shoes here.
Price: From $54.99
- Asymmetric lacing for better ball contact
- Flywire cables wrap your midfoot for stability
- Neoprene collar conforms to the foot for flexibility
- Some users feel Nike shoes run narrow
7. Puma Men’s Invicto Fresh
The Invicto Fresh from Puma is a high-performance, comfortable, and sleek-looking shoe. The lightweight upper is made of mesh for extra ventilation and breathability and the synthetic overlays provide stability and durability. Available in 7 different colors, the Invicto Fresh has a low profile and gum rubber outsole which will maximize grip and traction for consistent play. The outsole is also non-marking. Check out a bigger selection of Puma indoor soccer shoes here.
Price: $25.29, price varies depending on size, style, seller, and availability
- Sleek design
- Mesh upper for extra ventilation
- Some users felt the shoe didn’t fit true to size
8. Adidas Performance Men’s Messi 16.3 Indoor Soccer Shoe
As one of the best players in the world, you can expect a shoe with Leo Messi’s name attached to it to be a quality one. Especially considering the worldwide star helped design the shoe. And the moment you put on the adidas Performance Messi 16.3 Indoor Soccer Shoe, you’re ready to play. The synthetic sneakers features an agility touch skin upper which molds perfectly to your foot the first time you put it on, meaning there is no wear-in period. The mono-tongue construction provides a secure fit and will protect your foot from turf debris, leading to more consistent play. Also highlighted by the Messi rubber indoor outsole offers extreme traction and performance on those harder indoor surfaces.
Price: From $38.99 to $116.99, depending on size, color, seller, and availability
- Great traction
- No wear-in period
- Stylish look
- Some users felt the shoe is too narrow
- Can be on the pricey side
9. Diadora Men’s DD-NA 3 R Indoor Soccer Shoe
Diadora has been in the footwear business since the 1940s, but entered the soccer realm in the 70s. The DD-NA 3 R Indoor Shoe features a light, breathable SuprellSoft synthetic upper, an anti-slip lining, and shock-absorbing EVA insole which help provide extreme comfort, flexibility, and support. Also, the non-marking gum rubber outsole ensures excellent traction on all harder indoor surfaces and durability to withstand the rigors of game action.
Price: From $29.99 to $61.56, depending on size, color, seller, and availability
- Shock absorbing EVA insole
- Not the newest model of the shoe
10. Adidas Ace Tango 17+ PureControl IN Shoe
If you’re looking for a different style, but want to keep optimum indoor game performance, then the Adidas Ace Tango 17+ PureControl IN Shoe could be what you need. Featuring Adidas’ Primeknit upper and sock construction, comfort is written all over this shoe. The Primeknit upper wraps the foot much like a sock for extra comfort. The shoe doesn’t have laces, but it is designed to custom fit your foot for extra support while remaining flexible. While it is on the pricey side (about $140), the Ace Tango 17+ PureControl is an innovative shoe that will give peak performance.
- Adidas Primeknit upper wraps the foot extra support and comfort
- Sock construction helps give a custom fit
- Sleek, fashionable design
- Price — approximately $140
- Some might not prefer a shoe without laces
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