The football season is back and with it so are some of the most iconic boot designs ever created. Here's FHM's picks, that will take anyones game to the next level, be it hungover Sunday League or tripping up Ronaldo on a national stage...

 


Cruyff Match Black Kangaroo Leather FG Boots – Black - £114.99

The boot:

A brand established by Dutch legend Johan Cruyff. A pioneer of the Total Football philosophy, this is a cleat designed for beautiful, technical ball mastery. The magic wand of boots. Made from super-soft Italian Calf and Kangeroo leather, it’s like a hug for your foot. 

Who wore it:

Aside from the obvious, Johan Cruyff, the brand’s been seen on the feet of legends like Marco Van Basten and Dennis Bergkamp. 

Pub fact:

Aside from being brilliant, Dennis Bergkamp is shit scared of planes and affectionaly known by friends as ‘The Non-Flying Dutchman”.

 


Pantofola d'Oro Lazzarini Canguro Combi – Black - £119.99

 

The boot:

Lightweight and flexible the boot’s designed for hard, dry ground and focused on giving you added traction and stability.

Who wore it:

Among others, Welsh international John Charles was one of the earlier customers, best remembered for us spells at Leeds and Juventus.

Pub fact:

John Charles was nicknamed Il Gigante Buono meaning, The Gentle Giant due to him standing tall at 6 foot 2 inch and his philosophy of never kicking or intentionally hurting opposing players.

 


Nike Premier FG Boots - Black/White - £99.99

 

The boot:

A soft and light, kangaroo and goat leather combo, created to give you an all over natural ball feel and optimum grip this is an evolution of the 94’ Nike Tiempo and the first shoe to ever carry the ‘swoosh’, 1971’s The Nike.

Who wore it:

The original Nike Tiempo was wore by Brazil’s Romario and Italy’s Paolo Maldini in the 1994 World Cup Final. 

Pub fact:

The name ‘Nike’ is a reference to the Greek Goddess of victory.

 


Adidas Copa Mundial FG - Black/White - £84.99

The boot:

For more than 20 years, the Copa Mundial boots have thrived as one of the world’s most popular and loved football boots. A trusted and timeless black and white classic, they’re simple no thrills and they get the job done.

Who wore it:

Practically all of the greats of donned a pair at some point but premier ambassador of the boot has to be Beckenbauer.

Pub fact:

Since 2001 the Adidas Copa Mundial has officially been the best-selling boot in the entire world.

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