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    Football boot advice please

    My son has got himself a place playing for our local youth football team

    he played his first friendly last night (won 1-0) and will have training once a week and play a game once a week, so he needs some decent boots

    so are there any that are recommended or to be avoided? how much will i have to pay to get a good pair? i dont think cheap is the way to go here as he needs to be comfortable, but im not rolling in money, and do i get his shoe size or bigger?

    finally, has anyone seen any offers anywhere?...he he he

    thank you for any help

    46 Comments

    Congrats to him, and you now as a Footie Mum !

    My 8 yr old plays, and we recently kitted him out at JJB with boots for about £12-15, and trackie for £8.

    They have loadsa stuff reduced at the moment. Get there quickly.

    Where's he playing? How old is he?

    Supermod

    Leather Copa Mundials. Adidas. They look classy and last for a while!!

    Sports world or sports direct i tink its called?

    Check out the adidas predators. Should cost under £20 or something?

    Original Poster

    kyalion;2952984

    Congrats to him, and you now as a Footie Mum !My 8 yr old plays, and we … Congrats to him, and you now as a Footie Mum !My 8 yr old plays, and we recently kitted him out at JJB with boots for about £12-15, and trackie for £8.They have loadsa stuff reduced at the moment. Get there quickly. Where's he playing? How old is he?



    thank you, im looking forward to cold winter mornings in a cold field :-D

    hes nearly 14 :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    thank you all, rep will be spread soon

    I would suggest getting him some boots with metal studs now, as he will probably be playing on softer pitches.

    If he is playing on astroturf or harder surfaces, I would recommend moulded (rubber) studs or blades etc.

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    modoc;2953052

    I would suggest getting him some boots with metal studs now, as he will … I would suggest getting him some boots with metal studs now, as he will probably be playing on softer pitches.If he is playing on astroturf or harder surfaces, I would recommend moulded (rubber) studs or blades etc.



    wont be easy to guess as he will be playing away games too

    loupomm;2953038

    thank you, im looking forward to cold winter mornings in a cold field … thank you, im looking forward to cold winter mornings in a cold field :-Dhes nearly 14 :thumbsup:



    If he's 14 it's best to get a decent quality pair as pointed out by others here already. JJB will size him up for correct sizes, so don't worry abut that.
    Don't forget about a tracksuit (we did and he froze a couple of times :oops:)
    Drinks bottle, shin guards, etc....
    You will need a good book, place to sit (car?) and waterproof coat !!

    Oh the joys of being a sideline Mum/Dad

    The best thing is to take him into shops and try them on, either JJB or Sports Direct. make sure he wears the football socks (or similar) that he will be playing in when trying them on.

    Also will he wear socks underneath? I used to wear thin socks underneath my football socks so my ankle pads didnt irritate my skin. Take that into account when buying them too.

    Different boots suit diff people, I usually go for Nike Legends as they are a wider fit (I currently have predators tho and they are very comfy)

    we got a pair of nike 90's they fit well and he says they are comfy

    MarzBarz;2953009

    Sports world or sports direct i tink its called?Check out the adidas … Sports world or sports direct i tink its called?Check out the adidas predators. Should cost under £20 or something?



    Preditors were the in thing when i was playing rugby.
    Then it went to nike vapours which cost my mum £120!
    Now im 18 and earning my own money id never even consider paying this for boots!
    Id rather spend it on a night out later with the lads haha

    BOOTS ARE LIKE YOUR HAIR STYLE AT THIS AGE!
    THEY HAVE TO BE TOP CLASS

    Original Poster

    kyalion;2953071

    If he's 14 it's best to get a decent quality pair as pointed out by … If he's 14 it's best to get a decent quality pair as pointed out by others here already. JJB will size him up for correct sizes, so don't worry abut that. Don't forget about a tracksuit (we did and he froze a couple of times :oops:)Drinks bottle, shin guards, etc....You will need a good book, place to sit (car?) and waterproof coat !!Oh the joys of being a sideline Mum/Dad



    i dont drive :-( lol

    shin guards are on the list :thumbsup: as is a decent unbrella :giggle:

    Original Poster

    Pitbikeboy;2953084

    Preditors were the in thing when i was playing rugby.Then it went to nike … Preditors were the in thing when i was playing rugby.Then it went to nike vapours which cost my mum [COLOR="Magenta"]£120![/COLOR]Now im 18 and earning my own money id never even consider paying this for boots!Id rather spend it on a night out later with the lads haha



    lou *passes out*

    check first as blades may be banned. all the nicest boots and the cheepest seem to be blades i think for this reason , so if your son can wear blades you will have a better choice. good luck

    ding;2953140

    check first as blades may be banned. all the nicest boots and the … check first as blades may be banned. all the nicest boots and the cheepest seem to be blades i think for this reason , so if your son can wear blades you will have a better choice. good luck




    Blades are definately the way to go.

    Pitbikeboy;2953177

    Blades are definately the way to go.



    the bladed boots seem to be the nicest, but alot of the youth leagues are banning them due to injuries to the wearer ( twisted knees ) and injuries to the other player due to the blades

    i broke my ancle in 3 places whilst wearing blades!
    Now im wondering if this is the reason.
    Ended my schollership str8 away

    Pitbikeboy;2953240

    i broke my ancle in 3 places whilst wearing blades!Now im wondering if … i broke my ancle in 3 places whilst wearing blades!Now im wondering if this is the reason.Ended my schollership str8 away


    sorry to hear it,:cry: hope you are happy what your doing now tho :-D

    jennie-jack;2953083

    we got a pair of nike 90's they fit well and he says they are comfy



    I agree. I have mouldies and studs ... great boot :thumbsup:

    Try web
    prodirectsoccer.com/hom…asp

    Good site, great selection and sometimes good deals

    well the £12,000 i got paid off when it happend was a nice start...
    i earn £16.142 a year which is not bad for being 18 but when i see my mates playing at wembley its ****

    Just read some other quotes re blades

    I referee a bit in 5 and 7 a side leagues and blades are deffo not allowed!

    hey im a football coach and the best advice i can give you is, blade are a bad idea VERY VERY VERY BAD not only injury wise to your son but also to the other kids he will be playing against....also they are the most lightweight and the stiching rips very easily...best thing to get is molded studs....especially since its going to be winter soon and the ground will freeze over also on away games you may play on astro turf or red ash so u will never no and those are wearable on all surfaces.

    the best brand/type of boots to get are either addias copa mundial's or puma kings...they can take the most wear and tear and are the best value for your money...they may cost a bit more than u were hoping for but remember its ur sons saftey and all these other f50+ and stuff like that preadators and what not cause more injurys.

    if u need any more info u can pm and or even ask me on this as to pass our coaching badges we have to get lectures on all these kinds of things and i have a lot of info at my disposal.

    oh and as for size PERSONALLY i wear boots a size smaller for better control of the ball....but untill ur son has stopped growing make sure they are a SNUG fit or the ball will bounce of the toe on a moment of bad control...

    also wish you son all the best from me!

    What is your maxium budget and what position does your son play?

    How serious is he about football and what kind of standard/division is he in?

    scotland88;2953305

    hey im a football coach and the best advice i can give you is, blade are … hey im a football coach and the best advice i can give you is, blade are a bad idea VERY VERY VERY BAD not only injury wise to your son but also to the other kids he will be playing against....also they are the most lightweight and the stiching rips very easily...best thing to get is molded studs....especially since its going to be winter soon and the ground will freeze over also on away games you may play on astro turf or red ash so u will never no and those are wearable on all surfaces.the best brand/type of boots to get are either addias copa mundial's or puma kings...they can take the most wear and tear and are the best value for your money...they may cost a bit more than u were hoping for but remember its ur sons saftey and all these other f50+ and stuff like that preadators and what not cause more injurys.if u need any more info u can pm and or even ask me on this as to pass our coaching badges we have to get lectures on all these kinds of things and i have a lot of info at my disposal.oh and as for size PERSONALLY i wear boots a size smaller for better control of the ball....but untill ur son has stopped growing make sure they are a SNUG fit or the ball will bounce of the toe on a moment of bad control...also wish you son all the best from me!




    even ill give you some rep haha

    scotland88;2953305

    hey im a football coach and the best advice i can give you is, blade are … hey im a football coach and the best advice i can give you is, blade are a bad idea VERY VERY VERY BAD not only injury wise to your son but also to the other kids he will be playing against....also they are the most lightweight and the stiching rips very easily...best thing to get is molded studs....especially since its going to be winter soon and the ground will freeze over also on away games you may play on astro turf or red ash so u will never no and those are wearable on all surfaces.the best brand/type of boots to get are either addias copa mundial's or puma kings...they can take the most wear and tear and are the best value for your money...they may cost a bit more than u were hoping for but remember its ur sons saftey and all these other f50+ and stuff like that preadators and what not cause more injurys.if u need any more info u can pm and or even ask me on this as to pass our coaching badges we have to get lectures on all these kinds of things and i have a lot of info at my disposal.oh and as for size PERSONALLY i wear boots a size smaller for better control of the ball....but untill ur son has stopped growing make sure they are a SNUG fit or the ball will bounce of the toe on a moment of bad control...also wish you son all the best from me!



    I agree with most of the things you say but -

    *You shouldn't get a moulded pair of boots. They are only useful for hard ground and are useless when it starts to rain a bit.
    *You shouldn't get boots smaller than your foot as this can lead to problems. A players first touch has very little to do with the footware he is wearing, it is all about the players ability.

    But as you said, Copa Mundials/World Cups and Puma Kings are VERY good boots.

    Pitbikeboy;2953353

    even ill give you some rep haha



    cheers buddy !:thumbsup:

    The JFK;2953355

    I agree with most of the things you say but -*You shouldn't get a moulded … I agree with most of the things you say but -*You shouldn't get a moulded pair of boots. They are only useful for hard ground and are useless when it starts to rain a bit. *You shouldn't get boots smaller than your foot as this can lead to problems. A players first touch has very little to do with the footware he is wearing, it is all about the players ability.But as you said, Copa Mundials/World Cups and Puma Kings are VERY good boots.



    buddy i said PERSONALLY about the smaller size....and the size of your boots has LOTS to do with it.....

    also the boots are not useless when it rains and gets muddy.,.studs might be made specifically for that but molded studs are EXACTLY what the little guy needs....i can gurantee you and put my whole coaching/football career on the line that if molded studs are bought they will get alot more use and be better in the long run than studs

    i make my son wear football socks when he trys on new boots

    scotland88;2953376

    buddy i said PERSONALLY about the smaller size....and the size of your … buddy i said PERSONALLY about the smaller size....and the size of your boots has LOTS to do with it.....also the boots are not useless when it rains and gets muddy.,.studs might be made specifically for that but molded studs are EXACTLY what the little guy needs....i can gurantee you and put my whole coaching/football career on the line that if molded studs are bought they will get alot more use and be better in the long run than studs



    I don't know what the weather is like in Scotland but here in England i use screw in studs for about 3/4 of the season. I only tend to wear mouldeds for a few weeks at the start and end of the season.

    However i do regually wear mouldeds in training regardless of the weather as they as slighly more 'friendlier'.

    I once met a man who always used screw ins, even in the summer simply because they heard more if you got kicked with them:thumbsup:

    He told me that "rubbers are for friendlies" :whistling:

    ding;2953385

    i make my son wear football socks when he trys on new boots



    Modern day football socks are not much, if at all thicker than a regualar sports sock (Nike/Adidas ect.) so TBH it doesn't make any difference.

    Banned

    Jeez, I have to buy, studs, blades and astroturf each time:x And he has expensive tastes.

    Just bought

    http://www.sportsdirect.com/images/products/08904438_m.jpg

    http://www.galaxysports.co.uk/images/detailed/d_1439.jpg

    and

    http://img.idealo.com/folder/Product/949/9/949988/produktbild_mittel/nike-steam-aero-astro-turf.gif

    The little swine:x

    And he is only 8.

    Prissymiss;2953508

    Jeez, I have to buy, studs, blades and astroturf each time:x And he has … Jeez, I have to buy, studs, blades and astroturf each time:x And he has expensive tastes.Just bought And he is only 8.




    Wow...spoilt kid :lol:

    I wish I had a mum like you :lol:

    Prissymiss;2953508

    Jeez, I have to buy, studs, blades and astroturf each time:x And he has … Jeez, I have to buy, studs, blades and astroturf each time:x And he has expensive tastes.Just bought andThe little swine:xAnd he is only 8.




    learn to say

    [SIZE="5"]no[/SIZE]

    Banned

    modoc;2953612

    Wow...spoilt kid :lol:I wish I had a mum like you :lol:



    He sure is, but then I can afford it:-D

    Banned

    ding;2953637

    learn to say



    I do when it matters and I expect something in return:thumbsup:

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    scotland88;2953305

    hey im a football coach and the best advice i can give you is, blade are … hey im a football coach and the best advice i can give you is, blade are a bad idea VERY VERY VERY BAD not only injury wise to your son but also to the other kids he will be playing against....also they are the most lightweight and the stiching rips very easily...best thing to get is molded studs....especially since its going to be winter soon and the ground will freeze over also on away games you may play on astro turf or red ash so u will never no and those are wearable on all surfaces.the best brand/type of boots to get are either addias copa mundial's or puma kings...they can take the most wear and tear and are the best value for your money...they may cost a bit more than u were hoping for but remember its ur sons saftey and all these other f50+ and stuff like that preadators and what not cause more injurys.if u need any more info u can pm and or even ask me on this as to pass our coaching badges we have to get lectures on all these kinds of things and i have a lot of info at my disposal.oh and as for size PERSONALLY i wear boots a size smaller for better control of the ball....but untill ur son has stopped growing make sure they are a SNUG fit or the ball will bounce of the toe on a moment of bad control...also wish you son all the best from me!



    thank you - great advice!

    The JFK;2953315

    What is your maxium budget and what position does your son play?How … What is your maxium budget and what position does your son play?How serious is he about football and what kind of standard/division is he in?



    dont realy have a budget as such, would like to get him a good pair but i also have joining fees to pay lol, def under £50

    he plays centre mid field, or something like that :-D

    yes he is serious :thumbsup:


    THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR ADVICE

    Original Poster

    Prissymiss;2953641

    He sure is, but then I can afford it:-D



    wanna adopt on of mine :? :-D

    Banned

    loupomm;2953674

    wanna adopt on of mine :? :-D



    Hell no, he is at that age. I don't want to be known as Mrs Robinson:w00t:

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    Prissymiss;2953702

    Hell no, he is at that age. I don't want to be known as Mrs Robinson:w00t:



    :w00t:

    fair point :thumbsup:

    Banned

    loupomm;2953712

    :w00t:fair point :thumbsup:



    Showing my age now:w00t:

    Should have said MILF:thumbsup:
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