RAISE YOUR GAME. PLAY UPLIFTED.

No matter the code, no matter the conditions and no matter your playing ability, choose a boot that helps you uplift your game. ​​

High-tech footy boots ensure maximum speed and performance whilst training and on game day. ​

The innovative HG10mm heel raise technology reduces strain on limbs which helps with a forward-leaning posture and allowing faster momentum and directional changes​

#LiveUplifted

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MENACE 4​

​Lightweight and responsive, the MENACE 4 lets you stay light on your feet. The microfibre upper delivers an extremely light boot, perfect for speed and agility.

LETHAL TIGREOR IT FF 2​

​The LETHAL TIGREOR helps to keep you on the field for longer. The kangaroo leather upper is designed for a soft and flexible fee providing exceptional support.

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LETHAL TESTIMONIAL 4 IT​

​A lightweight, high-performance boot that keeps you fast on your feet. Featuring a fold over tongue that locks in the fit and conceals the top of the laces and kangaroo leather upper to guarantee comfort and fit, every wear.​

LETHAL TIGREOR IT FF 2

The LETHAL TIGREOR is specifically developed for women to comfortably fit the shape of the female foot. Offering lightweight comfort and a soft and flexible feel, this boot supports all codes of play.

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Lessen Risk of Football Injury without Sacrificing your Performance

Here at ASICS, we maintain our approach of protecting football players through superior research and development. 

HG10mm is a 10mm Heel Gradient (or rise) which can help alleviate stress on the lower limbs. It shifts the wearer forward in a position to engage the first metatarsal, or ball of the foot - putting them in a better or more responsive position to take off and/or change direction.

In recent years, across all codes and at all levels - injuries to the lower limbs have become all too common on the football field. Especially on the firm ground surfaces we have in Australia. By alleviating the stress on the lower limbs, ASICS HG10mm aims to lessen the potential risk of injury while delivering fast response and performance to the wearer.

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Emma Poynton

Podiatrist | Western Bulldogs

Emma Poynton is a clinical Sports Podiatrist with over 15 years’ experience and is the Podiatrist for the Western Bulldogs Football Club, a role she has had since 2014.

Emma also currently consults clinically for clients from multiple sporting codes across all levels of competition, from junior to elite.

Emma, being a former athlete (Athletics, Ice Hockey), knows first-hand the importance for athletes to be fitted into the correct footwear to maximise both comfort and performance.

Q&A with Emma Poynton

How should my football boot fit?

When buying football boots, you need to consider the fit and ask: how does this boot assist in injury prevention?

To find the right fit, you need to have a secure fit around the heel and about a thumb’s width worth of room at the end of the boot from your longest toe. It is best recommended to try boots on with your football socks so you can get the proper feel instore. A boot that is too small or too big can result in heel slippage, blisters, increased wear and tear to the boot and discomfort for players.

For injury prevention, I always suggest you aim for a boot with a raised heel, also known as a heel gradient, as this helps reduce the stress to your legs and feet.

What is HG10mm and why is it important?


HG10mm is specific to ASICS Football boots and used in all of their range. Working alongside health professionals, ASICS developed and implemented a 10mm Heel Gradient (or Heel Raise) into all of their boots.

What occurs when your heel sits slightly higher in the boot in comparison to your forefoot? A heel gradient is important as it helps to reduce the stress placed onto your lower limbs during training and games.

In choosing ASICS boots you are automatically taking the next step in your injury prevention.

What do I need to know about studs?


The studs used vary across football codes and ground conditions. Most boots have moulded (plastic) studs which are approved for use across the different football codes.

The forefoot of a boot typically has small circular studs which give players good traction underfoot and release faster in comparison to other stud types. For larger or different shape studs, you usually want these under the heel, as it gives more grip and helps to stabilize your foot.

If you are looking at purchasing boots with metal studs, it is important to check you are allowed to play with metal studs as many codes / leagues do not permit their use.

Are there boots that are better suited to different foot problems? Ie. Orthotics and Sesamoiditis?



Part of managing any complex feet is to first do what we can to prevent injuries or aggravate a past injury. For injury prevention, I always recommend going with ASICS football boots because of their HG10mm raised heel which assists with this.

When considering other factors such as accommodating an orthotic, check that the boot has a removeable sock liner. Taking the sock liner out will give you more depth to fit your orthotic. In addition, look for a boot with a more accommodating forefoot width such as the LETHAL TESTIMONIAL 4 IT, GEL-LETHAL 18 or the LETHAL ULTIMATE FF.

For the specific problem of Sesamoiditis there can be a variety of approaches. However, two factors to look for are:

  • A full-length midsole which will provide more cushioning underfoot. Boots which include a full-length midsole are the LETHAL ULTIMATE FF and GEL-LETHAL 18.
  • More studs to help spread the load and reduce pressure to the sesamoid site. Boots with high stud layout are the LETHAL ULTIMATE FF and GEL-LETHAL 18.

As a tertiary option, the LETHAL TIGREOR offers more studs, and a shortened stud over the sesamoid site to reduce pressure. In addition the Solyte Polymer outsole is more forgiving when compared to nylon outsole.

What is different about the Women's boots?

For a long time women were required to wear men’s boots, which didn’t acknowledge the smaller shape of a woman’s foot. ASICS recognised the need to develop a specific women’s boot that caters to this.

In working with their medical partners, the ASICS women’s football boot offers a redesigned toebox and a smaller instep to reduce heel slippage and deliver a better overall fit.