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Football and Technology


Football Footwear

Football boots

In the early days of football, players wore rugged boots which were very stable and protected the players' feet ... more

The development of football shoes

From the middle of the 20th century, lighter football shoes became increasingly popular in Europe, allowing to adopt a much faster, more athletic and sophisticated style of game ... more


The most striking component of a football shoe is the sole. Depending on the playing surface, outsoles feature several studs or cleats, or many nubs ... more

Additional shoe components

Measures for enhancing the technical skills of players, above all, their ball handling, shooting power and accuracy, have been proposed since the early days of football footwear ... more