Firm Ground Rugby Boots
We are often asked what the difference is between FG and SG rugby boots by our customers. It's pretty simple really - FG stands for firm ground and SG stands for soft ground rugby boots.
Firm Ground rugby boots are boots that feature firm moulded studs that are most suitable for firm grass pitches or artificial 3G pitches. The studs are usually made of durable materials such as rubber or plastic, and they are strategically placed on the sole of the boot to maximize traction and minimize the risk of slipping or sliding. These studs are not replaceable if they wear out. They are most suited to players who play in the back line where traction for pushing in scrums, mauls and rucks is not quite as important.
Firm ground rugby boots also provide excellent support and protection for the feet, with features such as external heel counters, cushioned midsoles, and supportive uppers that help prevent injuries and provide a comfortable fit. They are typically made from high-quality materials such as leather or synthetic fabrics, and they may include features such as breathable mesh panels or waterproof membranes to help keep the feet dry and comfortable.
We stock rugby boots from the game's biggest brands - Adidas, Canterbury and Mizuno Rugby Boots. All three brands make Firm Ground boots, sometimes borrowed from their football boot collections, which will be light and comfortable.