Football boots, with another names of cleats or soccer shoes, are a sort of footwear worn during playing association football/ soccer. The shoes used for grass pitches are designed with studs on the bottom to aid grip. The modern “boots” are no longer truly boots for they do not cover the ankle. The first pair of football boots in record was for Henry VIII of England, ordered from the Great Wardrobe in 1526.
Nowadays, there are different kinds of soccer shoes used by the football players according to different types of surface, kind of sport and the player’s position in the game. The shoes are classified by several standard such as the cuts of boot and particularly stud arrangements. For example, as for the hard fields, known as Firm Ground, the players wear the shoes with plastic studs; and for the well-grass or soft field, they wear another sort of shoes with stud made of metal or rubber. (It is easy to distinguish different shoes by their names; eg. FG, SF, AG, etc.) There is another type of cleats named indoor cleats used only for the sporting held indoor.
The association football/ soccer is the biggest sporting all over the world. The sales of the related merchandise is unaccountable which all the time brings big profit to the companies and organizations. Therefore, there are more and more companies and sections got involved into the business with footwear for soccer. The most well-known brands are Nike, Adidas and Umbro.
It is interesting that the ancient soccer shoes were ever available only in black; during the time, there are more color ways used in design of the shoes, such as green, red, white, yellow, blue, silver and gold, etc.
At present, several flagship soccer shoes are well known as Nike Mercurial Vapor worn by Cristiano Ronaldo; Nike Total 90 cleats worn by Wayne Rooney; adidas adiPure shoes worn by Ricardo Izecson Dos Santos Leite and also the Speciali boot worn by Michael Owen by Umbro.
The article is to do introduction of soccer shoes; the brand name companies and different types of the boots.