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A Selection Of The Most Iconic Football Boots Ever Made

A Selection Of The Most Iconic Football Boots Ever Made

At the age of nine, on a brisk December morning, I ventured into the Cumbrian wilderness to buy a classic pair of 2004 Reebok Strikezone Pro Baleni III - the boot iconic for being one of the first silos to completely hide laces.

It was a moment i'll never forget.

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From the Premier League to Sunday League, a player rarely forgets their first pair of football boots.

Nothing compares to the joy of scoring your first goal with a new pair of cleats. You convince yourself that these boots make you a better player. Without them, you are worthless. 'Just another player'.

A pair of boots define you on the field. If you walk out of the dressing room in a pair of luminous green Nike Vapours, then you're going to get snapped. No doubt about it.

On the other hand, a pair of Adidas Predators will earn you respect. A cultured midfielder with frightening passing accuracy defines this boots' legacy.

It now appears as though the iconic boot will be getting a re-release very soon. The original 'Preds' came to prominence in 2002, and have since been worn by some of the greats, including David Beckham and Steven Gerrard among others.

Football boots have evolved dramatically in recent years but for the majority, a boot from years past will be your ultimate favourite.

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It got us thinking, what are the greatest and most iconic boots of all time?

Nike Air Zoom Total 90 II

First released: 2003
Worn by: Wayne Rooney, Luis Figo, Paul Scholes

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Nike Air Zoom Total 90 III
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First Released: 2004
Worn by: Wayne Rooney, Wesley Sneijder, Roberto Carlos

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Nike Mercurial Vapour II


First released: 2002
Worn by: Thierry Henry, Ronaldo, Cristiano Ronaldo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Didier Drogba

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Adidas F50 Spider

First released: 2004
Worn by: David Villa, Arjen Robben, Ashley Cole

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Puma King:

First released: 1968
Notable wearers: Johan Cruyff, Eusebio, Pele, Diego Maradona

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Adidas Predator Precision

First released: 2000
Worn by: Zinedine Zidane, Steven Gerrard, Raul

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Adidas Predator Mania

First released: 2002
Worn by: David Beckham, Steven Gerrard, Alessandro Del Piero and Zinedine ZIdane


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Copa Mundial

First released: 1979
Worn by: Diego Maradona, Pele, Zinedine Zidane

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Diadora Brasil Pro:

First released: 1984
Worn by: Gary Neville, Roy Keane, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer


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What a time to be alive.

Topics: Football, Football boots

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some of the biggest names in sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

 

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