5 mistakes not to make with your football boots
If you’re reading this, you probably love football boots too. If so, you must not commit any of these mistakes.
See you in a few lines to find out.
1. BUYING A BOOT THAT DOESN’T FIT YOU
We know and we see it, today we are all very influenced by marketing, but when we buy a boot, we must still know how to make a difference. That is to say that you should not buy a boot just because you find it pretty or just because it is the boot of your idol. Indeed, it is not because you have the shoes of Ronaldo or Mbappé or Neymar that you will play like them. When you buy your soccer boot, the number one criterion should be comfortable, and that’s how the pros choose their boots too. On the same principle, don’t try to go one size bigger or smaller than your usual size because the boot you want is not available in your size, you might regret it. And if you still can’t decide which boot to buy.
2. BUY FAKE
Counterfeit, yes we know that many of you have probably already bought fake, whether it’s jerseys, sneakers, or even football boots. And we don’t blame you for that, some of us have already succumbed to it. And we understand that it can be tempting because it is very similar, there is sometimes almost no difference and especially because it is not expensive. But for soccer boots, we advise you to avoid them. Of course, the product will be similar in appearance, but unlike jerseys or sneakers, there is a real technological aspect in soccer boots that will not be as present in counterfeits. This means that you may end up with a boot that is not as good, not as well developed, and may even cause you to get injured because it is not made for soccer.
3. NOT CHOOSING THE RIGHT SOLE
Here is a subject that intrigues you. Many of you ask us if you can play with this or that type of sole on this or that type of field. To be clear, there are several types of soles that all have a preferred terrain. Screw-in studs, molded studs, synthetic studs, turf studs, etc. To make sure you don’t make a mistake, check out our specially designed guide on the subject.
4. PLAY DIRECTLY WITH YOUR NEW BOOTS
What do I do? I buy a new boot, I’m not going to wait to play with it. We all agree that this is the first thing we want to do, but we all know that it can sometimes cause bad sensations, for example, you can be too tight or have blisters. To fight against that, it will be necessary to “break” its boot. For that there are several ways: Start by twisting it in all directions Wear your new studs at home Wear your boot progressively, first in the warm-up, then in training, and finally, during games Soak your boots in warm water to soften them
5. DO NOT MAINTAIN YOUR BOOTS
This is probably the most common mistake, and also the one you should never make. If you want to keep your boot for a long time and not have to buy new ones: maintain them! But be careful not to do it anyhow. First of all, forget about the washing machine. Sure, they’ll be clean, but they’re likely to get damaged much faster. Secondly, we don’t wash them directly under the shower, soaking our boots after each use will damage them again.
Instead, we advise you to take a wet brush and scrub your boot with it. And thirdly, empty your bag as soon as you get home and don’t leave your shoes lying around inside it. First of all to avoid bad smells, but also to avoid that they get crushed, lose their shape, and get damaged. Prefer to take them out, leave them in the open air to dry properly, and if they are wet, you can stuff them with a newspaper that will absorb this moisture.