The Not-So-Everyday Boots For The Everyday Man

ronaldo football boots

Let’s face it; we all want to be Cristiano Ronaldo. We want his looks, his fortune, his beautiful girlfriend, and most importantly his ability with the ball at his feet. That’s why over a million of us flock to play 5-a-side every week. To escape the daily drudge of work, don our Madrid shirts and become him.

Of course, it’s not just Ronaldo, we all have our favourites. Messi, Bale, Gerrard, Rooney, Barton for the ruffians. Then there’s the second most important decision – the boots.

The history of football boots is extensive and picking the right ones has never been more difficult. You can have every colour of the rainbow, often in one boot, laces or none, and pretty much whatever else you may wish for, and this year you couldn’t ask for a finer selection…

Predator 1994 Boots

predator 1994 boots

Although we’re going to start with a look into the past. 20 years ago Adidas changed the face of football forever with the Predator. Re-released to celebrate the range’s historic birthday are the originals, and a must have for any collector, fanatic, or stylish footballer.

The crocodile effect and iconic rubber elements return, but with a modern twist. The upper is now made of Hybridtouch, Adidas’ special leather emulating synthetic, making them lighter, more durable and offering better touch than ever before. Perhaps not a boot for a cold, Tuesday night at the leisure centre at £260, but it’s difficult not to get excited about the return of a legend.

Concave Quantum2

Concave Quantum 2

From a veteran of the game to a relative newcomer and the Concave Quantum2. The boots have been worn by over 40 players in the Premier League including John O’Shea and Wes Brown and has Kenny Dalglish as an investor in the product.

Their special technology is designed to increase the sweet spot by four times and increase power by up to 15%. The upper contains a reinforced cushioning called MetaGuard and has a number of features to help protect the foot including the dreaded metatarsal.

Nike Mercurial Superfly

nike football boots

Nike wowed us all with their Superfly technology earlier this year and have since released several colourways including some for astroturf. The latest comes courtesy of Cristiano Ronaldo and the CR7 boot.

Released just weeks ago, they got their first outing in the El Clasico as Ronaldo bagged himself a goal in their 3-1 victory. Less brash than the previous luminous offerings, these all black boots have all the class of the great man himself, with a revolutionary flyknit upper and signature white swoosh.

Under Armour Clutchfit Force

Clutchfit, football boot, under armour

Under Armour are slowly making waves in the world of football, sponsoring the likes of Tottenham Hotspur and an increasing number of players. The Clutchfit Force is perhaps their finest offering, with a ‘second skin’ moulding to your ankle and a rubber outer to give a supreme touch and feel for the ball.

It’s one of the most comfortable boots on the market with a foot-forming 4D Foam and Micro G cushioning for the best possible performance.

Adidas Primeknit

Adidas Primeknit

As worn by Luis Suarez, they won’t give you the urge to get bitey, but they will bring you a little closer to banging in the goals for fun.

Adidas are once again leading the way when it comes to the next generation boot with the world’s first fully knitted cleat. It combines the comfort and responsiveness of playing barefoot without sacrificing the traditional Adidas look. It comes in a rainbow of colours, and is the real standout boot for both today and tomorrow.


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