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Football boots nostalgla


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Staff member
Aug 14, 2009
Westcliff riviera
While I was watching Iceland and Hungary yesterday I was fascinated by the various colours and styles of football boot today's player wear. It also got me thinking back to what my first pair of boots looked like. When I went to infants school you weren't allowed to play organised football until you were in your final year before junior school. This made my first year playing a proper match 1958. My boots looked similar to the picture below and I can still remember my old man nailing new studs into my boots when needed and giving them a regular 'good' coat of dubbin.

As boots developed so did mine with a pair of black Adidas boots with the three stripes being my next prized possession. But I cannot forget my first pair complete with hard toe cap which enabled me to develop my treasured toe punt tactic. This remained part of my game for a very long time as a centre half that always wanted to be a centre forward. One thing is for certain from my first pair of boots until they finally got hung up I did not suffer from some of the foot injuries that players get today, simply because boots then were built to protect the foot. I'll stop now because that last bit sounded a bit old.

So, what were your first pair like?