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  • A Guide to Picking out a Pair of Football Boots

    06 May 2013

    Picking out a new pair of football boots is a lot of fun, but it is also something that needs to be taken very seriously. The wrong pair of boots can really hamper a player's game. Even if they are giving maximum effort, players can lose their edge if they are wearing the wrong pair of boots. On the other hand, the right pair of football boots will make players feel like they are floating over the pitch. They will move faster and smoother, igniting their teammates with their great play. For players looking to get the perfect pair of boots, follow this guide for success.

    Position
    The first thing to consider when selecting the right pair of boots is the position you play. Players who play midfield or defense will want a stiffer boot that will hold up to the constant challenges they are making on the ball. These boots for defensive players will be a little heavier, which will slow players down just a tad. However, this is worth it because these heavier boots will protect the feet during rough tackles on the pitch.

    On the other hand, wing players and strikers want to get a lightweight football boot that will allow them to make the best use of their speed. Players who get these lighter boots will have a major advantage over their defensive counterparts when they are both racing for a loose ball. They will be able to gain a step on the slower defenders, which will lead to a lot more breakaway opportunities during a match. This will, hopefully, lead to a lot more goals as well.

    Two Pairs Are Better than One
    Besides the weight and stiffness of the boot, the other important thing to consider is the spikes on the boot. There are two types of spikes. One type is a fixed blade that is great for hard ground. These fixed blade boots are the fastest variety available, but they give poor footing to players playing on a sloppy pitch.

    That is why players usually have two pairs of boots. When the pitch starts to get a little sloppy, then players can wear their studded boots. These studs can be changed out for different lengths, depending on the condition of the pitch. These shoes with studs will make players a little slower, but they offer the maximum traction available.

    All About the Fit
    It is important to get the right style of football boots for your game, but it is equally important to get a pair that fits well. Take ample time at the store to make sure that the boots you are considering fit perfectly. Run around in them to get a true idea of how they will feel in action. Picking out the perfect pair of boots will instantly boost your game.

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