JD Sports | January 14, 2022

Boot Room Part 1: Defenders & Midfielders

Need to freshen up your game and hit the pitch in brand-new heat? Our collection of football boots has you covered! With stacks of silhouettes from the biggest football brands in the game, we’ve got sizes from infants right through to men and women.

Can’t decide what pair to get and how they’ll suit your style of play? Stay locked in as we’re runnin’ through some of the Premier League’s hottest ballers right now. In this part we’ll be lookin’ at the defensive side of things, from centre backs to holding midfielders, check out who’s wearing what below…🔽🔽

Ruben Dias

Ranked as one of the best central defenders in the world since joining Man City at the start of their 2020/21 campaign, the 24-year-old has been reppin’ the latest Phantom GT2 Elite FG football boots from Nike.


As part of their ‘Recharge’ pack, these boots land in a Sapphire and Grey Fog colourway and have All Conditions Control (ACC) tech that’s built for a reliable touch in wet and dry conditions. Perfect for a constant passer of the ball that starts City’s build-up play, they offer him a precise touch when passing and dribbling out from the back with a grippy texture across the top.


Lightweight yet durable, the Flyknit construction wraps around his foot for a sock-like fit. They also provide the support he needs to turn sharply when dropping back to chase after a long ball.


Not just Dias, but City teammates Kevin De Bruyne, Rodri and Nathan Ake also rep these boots to keep them in control when playing the Guardiola way.


Virgil Van Dijk

Another consistent player at the top of their game is Virgil Van Dijk, ever since his big money move to Liverpool, he instantly created a rock-solid defence for the likes of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané to play with freedom up top.


He’s currently lacing up in the Nike Tiempo Legend 9 Elite FG boots every time he steps out on the pitch. Keeping it slick in the ‘Recharge’ colour pack, these redesigned classics are the lightest Tiempo to date, adding an attacking edge to his pacey game.


Built from premium leather in the upper, they’re backed by soft foam pods for added precision when bringing down high balls and picking out the perfect pass. Equipped with an adaptive mesh tongue for a fresh feel, they’re sat on a super-cushioned insole for long-lasting comfort.


With an upgraded plate that reduces bulk whilst staying strong to absorb every impact, they’re finished with ultra-grippy studs to the outsole, as well signature Swoosh logos and iconic Tiempo branding to the heel.



Stepping into midfield, one of Europe’s most composed central midfielders is Jorginho. Playing at the heart of Chelsea and Italy’s midfield, he stands out in these Future Z 1.2 FG football boots from PUMA.


Landing in the ‘Under The Lights’ pack, that’s split into Green Glare, Elektro Aqua and Spellbound colourways, these boots take the pitch by storm. With unbeatable features that help the Prem star dictate The Blues’ tempo, the ultra-lightweight design has a flexible, textured upper that’s ideal for players on the half turn.


Always looking over at his next move, the Dynamic Motion System outsole allows him to move with freedom whilst staying supported – ready for every challenge.


With a secure lace closure that offers a snug fit, they’re finished with the iconic PUMA Cat logo to the tongue.


With a huge range of boots droppin’ in tonnes of colourways, find your ideal pair right here and stay locked in for part 2 coming soon…

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