2Vocabulary English to english Football = Soccer Boot = Shoe Stud = CleatPitch = Field
3The Beginning Forms of the game has been played for 2,500 years. Mostly as recreation for soldiers or as a violent form of settling disputes.Modern Football era began in England, 1863, as a separation from Rugby.Eventually popularity brought it into the international realm resulting in the FIFA establishment in France, 1904.
4Quick Background The world’s most popular sport! Object of the game is to score the ball into the opponents goal.The team with more goals at the end of allotted time wins.
5Scoring GoalsA player can score using the body parts used to propel the ball during the course of play; except for the hands and arms.Primarily with the feet due to higher velocity and greater control applied to the ball.
6Functional Masters Football boots must serve 3 and ½ Masters: PerformanceInjury PreventionComfortAesthetics (the ½)Since a shoe that meets the highest level of each criteria doesn’t exist, there is always a trade off.This compromise is seen through the history of the boot.
7Football Boot HistoryBoots reflected the 19th century fashions and materials.Boot design met the demands of the wet and sometimes snowy pitch conditions seen in the UK.
8Football Boot HistoryEarly soccer was very slow and not spectator friendly500g shoeVery little change in design until the mid 20th century!
9Football Boot HistoryEarly developments in lighter construction came from the even earlier knowledge of the stronger physical properties of Kangaroo leather compared to Bovine leather.
10Football Boot HistoryThe warmer weather translated to cooler, lighter, and lower cut footwear in organized games.Recreational players primarily played barefootBy the first World Cup in 1930, advances in travel and telecommunications allowed players and fans to experience the faster, and more exciting, Latin and Mediterranean forms of football.
11Football Boot HistoryFor traction on the pitch the earliest players fixed metal spikes to the bottom of their shoes.This was quickly disallowed due to obvious safety concerns.
12Football Boot History Early studs were plugs made from leather. Most popular stud placement were two on the heel and four distally.
13Football Boot History1922 Adolf “Adi” Dassler provides a replaceable cleat design to adjust to pitch conditions.By 1951, molded designs increases the number of cleats up to 14 on each shoe.Maximum stud length and minimum tip diameter limits on molded boots were set.Decreased injuries to both the wearer and opposing players.
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24The Right Boot?Professionals and National teams staff podiatrists or pedorthists.Athletes can practice in several types of boots before making a decision.Sponsorships decide.The other 99% of footballers don’t have that luxury.Must try on and find room to jog and cut.Gambling on the right shoe, if found purchase duplicate pairs.