WHICH SOCCER BALL IS RIGHT FOR ME?

February 04, 2019

Wondering which soccer ball you need? We’ve broken down the basics so you can find your perfect match.

First, what variables should you look at when selecting a soccer ball?

  • Durability - Does it stay round, will panels stay intact?
  • Feel - Liveliness, Response off the foot, Does it get hard in the cold?
  • Air Retention - How often will I have to pump it up?
  • Who is playing with the ball? What is the age of the player, the level of play, and will this be used for games, practice, indoor or outdoor? We have a ball for every scenario.

The construction of the ball changes these variables, and various combinations create different results. Balls are made with different cover materials. The unique feel, durability and function influences which material we selected to best suit that ball's purpose. Balls are either machine stitched, hand sewn, or thermally bonded using heat.  While hand sewn and thermal bonded balls are both high of the highest quality, thermally bonded balls are also water resistant. Bladder material: it's either made from latex, rubber or butyl. Butyl provides maximum air retention and durability. Latex gives the ball a lively touch.

We've broken these factors down in this chart as a quick reference to get you exactly what you're looking for, with more details on each ball below.

THE LINEUP

Soccer Ball Comparison Chart

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PERFECTION THERMO

Our top-of-the-line thermal bonded soccer ball is best for match play. Long-lasting, plays incredibly true, and feels great off your foot. Great air retention so you don't have to pump the ball up as much. Perfect for those playing in muddy or wet conditions. Available in Size 5.

Bottom Line: For serious players: club, high school, and collegiate levels. Not afraid of the rain or harsh winter conditions.

PERFECTION ELITE

Featuring the same exceptional craftsmanship as the Perfection Thermo with one main difference; the Elite is hand sewn with a latex bladder. Available in Size 5.

Bottom Line: For serious players at the club, high school, or collegiate level.

INDOOR SOCCER BALL

Fine-tuned specifically to meet the needs of indoor soccer players, the ST5A will stand up to the tough indoor soccer environment, all while still maintaining its original appearance. Available in Size 5.

Bottom Line: The first ball made specifically for indoor soccer - feels better, plays better, looks better than an outdoor soccer ball used on turf, indoor.

LEXUM

Featuring the same exceptional craftsmanship as the handsewn Elite with a more affordable cover - perfect for practice

Bottom Line: Practice ball for serious players at the club, high school, or collegiate level.

THERMO

The Thermo is great for players who play in wet conditions and are looking for maximum features for the value. Available in sizes 4 & 5.

Bottom Line: For all levels of play. Not afraid of the rain or harsh winter conditions.

TEAM

The Team Soccer Ball makes a great practice ball for all ages, and stands out in durability, featuring a butyl bladder for maximum air retention. A great value for any age, this ball is available in Sizes 3, 4, and 5.

Bottom Line: For players of all ages who want a practice ball that holds up.

Z-SERIES

The Z-Series Soccer Ball line is a favorite among camps, clubs, and teams who need a quality, durable ball for long practices. Featuring multiple colors, you can select the color that matches your team's (or just pick your favorite!). Available in sizes 3, 4, and 5.

Bottom Line: Perfect for practice and ideal for those who want a range of color options

FUTSAL BALLS

Our highly rated Futsal balls are designed specifically for playing indoors on a futsal court. Available in sizes 3 and 4 in both the thermal bonded game ball and the machine stitched practice ball.