"We'll still be happy if we lose. The game's on at the same time as the Beer Festival."
-- Cork City manager Noel O'Mahoney before a game in Munich
When buying your astro turf trainers the primary factor to consider is the sole. There is a vast array of choices, anything from screw in studs to rubber blades. What kind of surface will you be playing on? What time of year will you playing? Indoors or outdoors?
Your position on the pitch plays a huge part in determining what astro turf trainers you wear. The lighter the astro turf trainers are usually means less protection and comfort. Defenders should opt for heavier astro turf trainers which provide better protection. Strikers should opt for lighter astro turf trainers which are faster and more agile.
An essential consideration is how the astro turf trainers feel when you put them on. Some boots like the Adidas Copa Mundial and Adidas World Cup’s are very narrow and may cause discomfort to wide footed players. Conversely the Nike T90 Laser III soccer boots are quite wide. Bear in mind that astro turf trainers will naturally stretch with use. It is that essential that your astro turf trainers are comfortable.
The look of your astro turf trainers should be your final consideration. While not important to performance, factors like colour and style can instil a sense of pride which can help your game.