Competition: Three Boots That Will Change The World

by Back Page Football

It may have started with jumpers for goal posts, but few would disagree that football is one of the most fast paced industries when it comes to technological advances. Whether it’s goal line technology, shirts that evaporate sweat or boots which are meant to resemble a natural foot – it’s all there.

It’s the latter that this post is going to take an in-depth look on, with the football boot industry producing some of the most eyebrow raising-designs over the years. We’re not just talking about those yellow and green eyesores that are regularly seen in Premier League games either – here are three boots that are completely transforming the whole industry.

Sondico Touch

sondico-touch-bootsIt would be fair to say this first boot is a little different to the others that will be looked at. It might not contain the computer chip (more on that later), but there are strong suggestions that the Sondico Touch could push some of its premium rivals to the wire over the next couple of years.

For years, Sondico have been the leader in goalkeeper gloves. Now, they are attempting to replicate their success with football boots and use the exact same technology as many of the mainstream  brand that currently dominate the market. The Touch boots still have that same Kangaroo leather lining, the moulded leather outsole and even the revolutionary triangular studs. The only difference is that they don’t have the big brand price attached – despite Sondico’s overall reputation.

If you would like to see what all the fuss is about and be in with a chance of winning a pair of Sondico Touch boots from SportsDirect.com, just comment on this article with what you think has been the best development in football over the past ten years.
Adidas miCoach

adidas-F50-adizero-miCoach-500x333Remember we spoke about that computer chip? Enter the Adidas miCoach boots.

If there ever was an example of technology and football being pieced together this is it – with boots in the miCoach series holding a chip that can report back  your performance to either your PC or iPhone. It’s like having constant access to a Prozone app – with this technology tracking everything from the amount of ground you’ve covered to your top speed on the day.

Nike Magista

nike-magista-obra-fgThe final game-changer arrives in the form of the Nike Magista boots. These have taken the world by storm over the last couple of weeks and won’t be available for the average Sunday League player until later in the year.

In short, they’re not a boot – they’re a sock. They take advantage of Flyknit technology and according to Nike, feel like an extension of the foot for the player. They are tailored around the foot and with Andreas Iniesta being the main endorser, this could prove to be the next big leap in the football boot industry following their eventual release.

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5 Responses

  1. mark prankerd says:

    One of the biggest developments in football I would say is prozone.
    Its an essential part of the game now, identifying strengths and weaknesses of your team and more importantly your oppositions team.
    Prozone and heart rate monitors can measure a players exact level of fitness which can help players in the modern game extend their careers a hell of alot longer.. Gone are the days of players reaching 30 and thinking its over at the top level, players like ryan giggs playing at 40, frank lampard 36 are still going strong.

  2. Ian says:

    My thought on the most amazing change is the viable cheap ways to measure and track your performance. From heart rate to speed to shot power. For less than my first pair of soccer boots I can get technology that will record all my heart rate for an entire game and allow me to save it for analysis over time.

    It allows an amateur to have access to the same information only the most wealthy use to have. This has helped my game immensely letting me know that my game would suffer after twenty minutes. From that I changed my exercise routine to address this and at forty I’m in the best shape of my life.

  3. Matt slater says:

    I would have to disagree mark prankerd, the biggest development In football would have to be goal line technology. The stakes in the modern game are without doubt astronomical and this has cleared any issues regarding if a goal is counted or not.

  4. george james says:

    Well Matt although you make a valid point I feel that is aspect that is only relevant perhaps in a few games a season. The impact of the ear piece in the modern game has a much wider scope. With referees now able to communicate to linesman and for the conversations to be recorded and then analysed after the game means for much more clarity. Moreover, lessons can learnt, such as this weekend Arsenal fiasco. Such technology is only going to reach out further in the coming years with the FA s looking likely to vote in favour of radio communication between players and coaches as seen in the Belgium league.

  5. Joshua Burke says:

    The FA Charter Standard kitemark, which recognises and rewards high quality levels of provision in club and grassroots football. The kitemark is awarded to clubs and leagues that are well run, sustainable, which place child protection, quality coaching and safety paramount. Launched in 2001 it now has 6800 clubs, with 653 advanced level Community Clubs and 300 leagues. and has improved coaching, increased number of participants, the number of girls’ football teams and standards of safeguarding children. A step in the right direction in our attempt to make up the proposed 10 year gap between our development and that of Germany and Spain.

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