What to consider when choosing futsal and indoor soccer shoes

Indoor soccer and futsal shoes are very different from soccer cleats. The main difference is in the outsole: while outdoor soccer cleats have studs, futsal shoes lack studs and come with a durable rubber outsole

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When it comes to choosing indoor soccer or futsal shoes, there are some aspects to consider

1. Surface

Futsal and indoor soccer can be played on hard courts, with surfaces very similar to those of basketball courts or gyms. Indoor soccer can also be played on turf.

2. Position and playing style

Depending on your position, whether you are an attacking player or a defensive one, you might want to consider different models that better adapt to your needs. Goalkeepers may have different needs from other players:

  • Attacking players usually prefer lighter shoes that allow for more agile movements and a good strike area.
  • Defensive players, however, usually focus on the protection and durability of shoes since they are in closer contact with their opponents.  
  • Goalkeepers like shoes with traction, as they usually need to repeatedly move laterally. That’s why additional grip and traction in the outsole are very important to them.

3. Good fit and comfort

Comfort is very personal and depends on each player's anatomy and needs. Your shoes must fit properly and be neither too tight nor too loose, as both extremes may produce excessive friction and be unpleasant to wear or, even worse, lead to injuries.

Senda’s footwear catalog offers different models that have been developed to cover different players’ needs

Ushuaia Pro 2.0 Futsal Shoe
Built for Speed, Made for Comfort.

  • Enhanced Stability
  • Advanced Cushioning
  • Super Lightweight
  • Comfortable Fit
  • Highly Flexible
  • Increased Breathability
  • Premium Microfiber

Ushuaia Club 2.0 Futsal Shoe
Pay Less, Play More.

  • Enhanced Stability
  • Advanced Cushioning
  • Super Lightweight
  • Comfortable Fit
  • Highly Flexible

Now that you have more information on futsal and indoor soccer shoes, pick the right shoes for you, get into the court, play at your best level and have fun!

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