Mundial Team Leather TF Cleats
Great hard ground soccer shoe
A long period of drought meant my preferred Adizero F50 boots just hurt too much and couldn't get a stud in the ground, so bought a pair of these after seeing the reviews and using other cheaper 'astroturf (UK)' boots. Initially, these gave me really bad heel blisters which I put down to breaking in the leather and the hot weather. After a few weeks was getting desperate so put in a pair of $5 latex insoles and now they fit superbly (I must have flat feet). I can't speak highly enough of these and haven't worn the F50s since (although I miss them!). Feel, control and shot power all good. Am looking to replace my ageing indoor runners with a pair of the Mundial indoors as a result.
March 27, 2014
I love these shoes. Mundial's are a classic boot, and I dont think they've changed much in the last 20 years - there is a reason for that!
At a time where a lot of the boots have synthetic materials for better weight and waterproofing - these ones are made with durable leather, which i prefer. A great colour too. No Complaints!
May 31, 2012
Best overall all purpose soccer shoes I've worn
Soft leather, no break-in period, excellent foot support, no impact on your knees, works perfect in turf, played in wet grass without slipping once (and I play striker), improves ball contact and power, yes its not as light as the latest cleats but the slight weight means nothing compared to its significant higher comfort and feel, durable and built strong....is there anything else left to be said to why this shoe is the best for use in all pitch types? GO GET IT! There's a reason why it's never liquidated or on sale.
June 11, 2012
Excellent shoes for referees
As a professional assistant referee, this shoes offer maximum comfort and grip in any kind of surface call it grass or turff!
June 15, 2012
Standing the test of time
I've been wearing these shoes for more than 20 years as a player, coach and referee. There is no substitute. Great arch support for a soccer shoe, pliable leather means they shape to your foot quickly, and you can wear them all day. I hope adidas continues to make this shoe for years to come.
February 28, 2014
These Shoes Keep Me in the Game
Some number of years ago I realized that wearing cleats, molded or otherwise, was no longer a comfortable experience, so if I was going to continue to referee I needed to find a shoe that I could work in and not regret it at the end of the match. I was hooked after my first pair of Team Mundial Turf Studs. The fit and durability (I do clean and polish them before each match.) are the key features for me. I can get about a year and a half out of a pair, so I feel the purchase is money well spent.
As long as I continue to referee and adidas continues to offer the Team Mundial Turf Stud, this will be my shoe of choice.
Thanks adidas for keeping me in the game !
October 30, 2011
Great performer on all surfaces
I've been playing with this shoe exclusively on turf and even grass fields and have to say that is as close to the "jack-of-all-trades" shoe as you're gonna find. From soccer of all flavors to ultimate frisbee to football, I've never been let down by these and they have stayed comfortable to the bitter end. I'm buying a new pair because after 4 years (and two new insoles) the shoe finally blew up and the sole nearly ripped clean off. Considering how often I used them, 4 years is an amazing life span. The only complaint I have is that the insoles are not removable, but that is to be expected from a performance-minded shoe. I would recommend these shoes to all players, but do be aware that leather stretches, so what is tight out of the box will be perfect, and what is perfect may eventually get a bit loose, etc.
April 3, 2012
You can't go wrong with adidas when it comes to football/soccer.
The Mundial Team are ideal for turf play (yes... obviously) but also for great for grass-play on firmer pitches. Here in Georgia it doesn't rain as much as it does back in the UK, so I can play in turf shoes on grass, even in the rain, pretty much year round.
I broke in the MT's by wearing them around the house on and off for a few days... then to the store etc... just taking it easy... gradually wearing them more & more (ONLY for the break-in period though, now I only use the for training/matches on turf/grass)
They were a little snug out of the box - my left foot is 9.5 US and my right is a 9 US - I purchased an 8.5 US. Now, two weeks later... they fit like a glove... That'll be the Kangaroo leather.
When I was choosing which shoes to purchase I picked the MT's for these reasons:
1. I trust Adidas when it comes to Football (Period).
2. This shoe has been around 30-years (and wouldn't still be here if it wasn't relevant).
3. Kangaroo leather - it doesn't get softer than this...
4. When you break in these shoes, its like playing in glove like slippers... and I like playing in slippers!
5. Touch & Feel: Slipper like boots = good touch without loss of protection.
6. Protection: I deal with "big-footed / stampy / pushy" defenders for 90 mins, I need to feel protected and lightweight boots just don't cut it.
To the critics that say they're too heavy or only good for defenders... The 5 or 6oz difference between these shoes and a super light cleat really is nothing, even if you're a striker or a winger you can wear these shoes.
On that note... If you're slow I doubt it's because of the shoes... i.e. wearing the same shoes as Ronaldo or Messi will not make you the next Ronaldo or Messi... (Which makes me wonder what shoes they wore during the formative years of their respective careers - I doubt they were 1oz carbon fiber slippers!).
So for the youngsters out there... You'll adapt to the weight difference, and you'll get stronger doing it. And for the older guys like me, it's a no brainer - these are so comfortable it's ridiculous... you'll forget about your shoes and just focus on the game.
Hopefully I've convinced you to go ahead and buy these great shoes. If you look after them properly, they'll last for years.
On that note:
1. Clean and towel dry after wear (a little warm water should do it).
2. Stuff with newspaper to absorb water.
3. Leave to dry overnight out of direct sunlight and away from heat.
4. Invest in some 'leather food' from England, to treat, nourish and protect the best turf shoes you'll ever own.
Hopefully you'll find this review helpful. There are a lot of shoes out there, but not many as good as these.
January 14, 2013
the perfect exercise shoes for men or women
I don't play soccer but I wear these for exercise classes. I have bought other Adidas indoor soccer shoes before, but this is a must have for exercise classes. It's worth every penny I spent. The real leather is very soft and fits my feet like a glove, providing the stability that I need for my aerobics/pilates exercise class. The sole also provides stability for my feet allowing me to concentrate on the movements I need for the exercises instead of trying to balance my feet as I follow the trainer in class. I highly recommend this style of Adidas for anyone who does pilates or aerobics or Zumba classes.
January 5, 2011
Classic versatility and trusted performance
I've been wearing this shoe for almost 2 decades. It performs beautifully on several different playing surfaces (astro turf and field turf for sure, but I've also had success with them on dry grass, dirt and sand fields), providing traction and comfort. With all the new technology and advancements made in the footwear industry, I keep coming back to the Mundial Team for their trusted quality, performance and comfort.
June 17, 2012