Do soccer players buy their own boots? Here's all you need to know!

Updated on 
January 28, 2022

Many people ask me: "Tom when you become a professional soccer player, do you have to buy your own soccer boots?"

This question was asked so many times that I had to write an article about it!

So do soccer players buy their own boots?

Yes, soccer players do buy their own boots and soccer cleats. Although, some pro soccer players have special sponsorships and deals with brands like Nike, Adidas, and Puma. That means they get new models of the boots for free before every match. Also, if they buy new models depends solely on their own personal preference.

Let's move on to another question about soccer boots!

Do soccer players change boots every game?

Professional soccer players usually change boots every single game - but it is also very personal choice. Some prefer to keep one soccer boots for more games, while others don't mind going straight with the fresh new boots.

If I could give you a small recommendation - never play on game day with fresh new cleats.

It might every uncomfortable for you - and the boots might not fit well which could cause some serious damage to your feet.

I recommend at least 2-3 training sessions in new soccer boots, to get used to them.

Here is also a very cool video showing you what to do:

Cristiano Ronaldo lifetime sponsorship with Nike

One of the most famous soccer players of our generation signed a special contract with Nike since 2016.

Nike is paying around $20 million annually, which makes him one of the best earners in the soccer world.

So I think he is definitely getting a few pairs of new soccer boots, every week or so.

This is just one example that a soccer player doesn't always buy boots by himself.

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