Continuing our look at the best new season rugby boots, it’s time for the heavy hitters; the forwards.
Requiring more support and protection than most backs alternatives, we’ve picked out our Top 5 forwards boots available right now at rugbystore.co.uk.
Continuing to build their position in the rugby boots market, Mizuno have been popular among forwards for their incredibly comfortable boots that deliver everything you need in a game.
The synthetic leather is soft yet durable while the removable internal sockliner guarantees a smooth fit from the first time you wear these boots.
A top quality mid-range pair of forwards rugby boots that will keep you comfortable. For the more traditional players, they are also available in black.
IN A WORD: SNUG
PERFECT FOR: STRONG FORWARDS
Long a favourite among loose forwards, the adidas Kakari combines synthetic and leather for a strong boot that is right at home at the bottom of a breakdown.
Add into that the new cage system that locks your foot in place for ultimate power conversion and you can drive through that tackle or maul without feeling held back by your equipment.
If you’re looking for a trustworthy pair of forwards boots that will last beyond the season then look no further than the adidas Kakari Elite.
IN A WORD: RELIABLE
PERFECT FOR: BACK ROW & ADVENTUROUS SECOND ROWERS
Have a look at the boots of any club forward pack and you’ll always find a few long-term Canterbury fans. With innovative designs, who can blame them?
Designed for big scrum efforts, these boots include a built in toe cage for added protection and the added foam padding improves cushioning when you make big, physical efforts.
Also available in kids sizes, these Canterbury boots suit any forward who will happily wear a slightly bulkier pair to gain far more protection and support than other options.
IN A WORD: SOLID
PERFECT FOR: REGULAR SCRUMMAGING
The top of the line forwards boots from adidas continue to excel in close contact, combining comfort and performance to create a world class product.
Another to use a combination of synthetic and leather material, the high-neck sockliner keeps the whole foot in place, placing you in the most effective position at scrum time.
They may the most expensive on our list but that is testament to the quality they hold. Don’t forget that they’re also available as part of the All Blacks range.
IN A WORD: POWERFUL
PERFECT FOR: FRONT ROW
With enhanced traction and a wider fit, these boots are another that have been specially designed for hard-working front row forwards and locks.
The bio-frame outsole and new Gilbert 18mm studs are superb for keeping you upright while the adaptive lacing system ensures that these boots will fit a wider variety of foot shapes.
With the winter months bringing tough conditions underfoot, you need boots that offer reliable traction. That is exactly what you get with the Gilbert Kaizen 2.0 Power.
IN A WORD: GRIPPY
PERFECT FOR: VERY SOFT GROUND