The Best Ultimate Frisbee Cleats | Aaron’s Top 5 Shoes this 2017
Finding the best cleats for ultimate frisbee yourself is going to make a huge difference in your game. When I first started out, I went to the local sports monopoly store and bought whatever was on sale. I didn’t know what the difference between spikes or studs and their layout on the shoe. Now that I’ve gotten more experience, I’m going to share some of my top ultimate frisbee shoes to help you get your best foot forward and get your game on!
Let’s start off with what is, in my opinion, one of the best ultimate frisbee cleats you can own.
#1 – Adidas Copa Mundial Leather FG Cleats
Created in 1979, the Adidas Copa Mundial is the original top selling kangaroo leather shoe which has proven itself to be the best overall ultimate frisbee shoe time and time again. Originally only available in black, there is now a white leather model available. This shoe moulded to my feet after just a few uses and lasted me season after season. Unlike synthetic materials, the leather is strong and durable.
The Adidas Copa is no entry level shoe, so if that’s what you’re looking for then continue reading down below for some alternative options. It’s also not going to win any design contests compared to something made by UnderArmour or Nike. If, however, you’re in the market for the best footwear for the sport, then stop reading and get yourself a pair. Check out more reviews and see what makes these ultimate frisbee cleats so great.
- Leather upper
- Synthetic lining for comfort
- Die-cut EVA insole for lightweight comfort
- Durable outsole for firm natural grounds
#2 – PUMA Women’s Spirit FG
PUMA really nailed it with the Women’s Spirit FG cleats. These leather ultimate frisbee shoes have a combination of conical and traction studs, which are best for turf and great in dirt. They’re ideal for ultimate and great for those on a tight budget, at about $40 a pair.
If you need to wear thicker than average socks, go a half-size up. There’s lot of information here to help you find the right size.
- ComfortLast offers glove-like fit
- Integrated external heel counter
- TPU outsole with injected conical and traction bladed studs
#3 – Adidas 11Questra FG Cleats
Running in third place we have the adidas 11Questra FG cleats featuring adidas’s TRAXION™ FG outsole. They love coming up with fancy names for what is essentially the plastic moulding which forms and holds the actual ultimate frisbee shoes grips. In this case it’s supposed to help with firm and natural surfaces – so a good option for pretty much any situation where you need some aggressive grip. The Synthetic-Leather upper and the insoles is human made, not purely a machine creation, and because of this it has a softer glove like hold on your foot which is very comfortable.
These ultimate frisbee cleats have the Vamp stitching (that criss cross stitching on the front) which helps with the durability and comfort of the toe area. This is a really good thing because that’s where shoes typically get a lot of wear and tear. These aren’t kangaroo leather like the Adidas Copa Mundial above but they’re more affordable for those with a tighter budget. They’re still made by a company with a solid reputation. The heel on this years model has been updated to include more heel support than previous years.
- Comfort is key to winning matches and this firm ground boot has a soft upper that fits like a glove and features strategic stitching for the perfect shape
- Synthetic-Leather upper for comfort and perfect touch
#4 – Nike Hypervenom Phelon Fg Soccer Cleat
Nike has come up with a unique texture to their Hypervenom Phelon Fg Soccer shoes. Both the Mens and Women’s models have a waffle-weave pattern which is meant to greatly improve ball feel and control. Why do I mention this for an ultimate frisbee cleat? Well let’s face it, a lot of you play a variety of sports. Why not get something that’s flexible enough to work with another sport like soccer.
These ultimate frisbee cleats are made of synthetic materials and feature a full-length TPU (Thermo Polyurethane) plate. This TPU plate material was engineered to provide lightness, strength and flexibility which are obviously important for the best ultimate frisbee cleats. The shoe pattern has been designed to give the player a lot of agility and traction on firm, natural surfaces. Again, this is a more budget-friendly ultimate frisbee shoe but a solid performer and includes some unique features like the waffle-weave pattern. I’m not going to lie, the color selection for these frisbee cleats is a bit odd but there’s a lot of variety so you’ll probably be able to find the right match you’re looking for. I like the skull and bones tattoo on the women’s model, it’s a nice touch.
- Glove like fit
- Molded sockliner cushions to reduce stud pressure, keeping your feet fresh all game
- Traction patterns and specifically placed studs for increased agility
#5 – Under Armour Men’s UA Nitro Icon Low MC
If you asked me what I thought of Under Armour 5 years ago, I’d probably have said that they’re trendy but not going anywhere. Well, that would certainly have been wrong. Under Armour is definitely one of my favorite shoe ultimate frisbee shoe manufacturers now and they have a solid ‘footing’ in the industry. I think what I like most about their shoes is that they really get the design right. I’ve seen shoe after shoe from various companies, all with the same look like a cookie cutter made them.
Under Armour seems to have taken their own approach and come up with some really unique designs. If you’re read my other reviews, you’ll see that I’ve recommended the UA Saber Mid’s, but for ultimate I think that’s too much shoe. These Banshee Low MC’s are a great ultimate frisbee cleat and surprisingly affordable for an UA product. Positive point for these shoes is that they’re a great fit out of the box and true to their sizing. They’re lightweight so you’ll have more agility on the field. Read the reviews, it’s a great shoe.
- TPU coated textile upper combines lightweight mesh with a supportive coating for superior breathability & comfort
- Internal bootie system hugs the foot to provide support & keep you locked in for every change of direction