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Football Boots : Blades or Studs?

Discussion in 'Football' started by phrase, 29 November 2005.

  1. phrase

    phrase Tactician

    12 December 2002
    Little Mancunia
    Its one of the most debatable issue currently.Boot companys are still endorsing bladed boots while clubs are trying to ban their players from wearing them.Its been said that bladed boots can cause ligament injuries to the knees and ankle.Though this theory is not 100% proven,players from different clubs have been diagnosed having injuries while wearing bladed boots.The theory is that,bladed boots worn by players does grip the ground too much and when a player is turning sharply,the foot tends to 'lag' behind while the body turns.This thus causes the injuries to the ankle and knees especially.Big clubs these days are trying to persuade their top stars not to wear bladed boots.Imposing a ban is unlikely now but who knows in the near future,it could be a reality.

    Give in your views and opinions on this topic.Thanks and Cheers~
  2. lumlum

    lumlum Premiership

    3 August 2003
    I don't know honestly. What I do know is that some people shouldn't be allowed to wear studs with the way they tackle.
  3. Parkin09

    Parkin09 No...I AM SPARTACUS

    7 March 2004
    i recently switched to Puma Shudoh's with Studs after using Pulse's and F50+'s for a while and i have notiched a bit of a differnce and after i heard about Sam parkin at Ipswich getting a gash right across his face after a youth teamplayer wearing blades caught him in the face i thought it would be right to switch i personally agree that blades should be banned in the future as a lot of players are getting nasty injuries from blades
  4. pk9

    pk9 Did you Say BOOTS - Pk

    9 January 2004
    in the boots thread
    Lille, de oranje!
    yup i agree with the ban on bladed boots especially on injuries that may be caused on the player and their opponents. i think the boot companies should try and focus more on that aspect of the boot rather than the boots's appearance (well sort off.)

    but i'am sure they are aware soon there will be more emphasis placed on that area!
  5. IceMan_Bergkamp

    IceMan_Bergkamp Total Football

    9 December 2002
    London, Toronto
    or.... be like India in the 1950 world cup, and get disqualified for wanted to play bare feet! :salute: The stupidity of that FA is like a bottomless well.
  6. Personally I've always been a stud :D

    And boots wise, studs have always suited me down to the ground, blades I've found as too grippy for me.

    Had to buy a new pair this w/e, was in a rush (30 minutes to go to KO), ended up buying silver boots :(

    s'pose I'll just have to live up to their sassyness (cue the left back receiving loads of sliding tackles).
  7. phrase

    phrase Tactician

    12 December 2002
    Little Mancunia
    I've seen some gruesome injuries caused by the bladed boots also.Once was less gruesome but funny.Early this year,we just got brand new umbro kits for our new season.Halfway thru the first half,my stopper was one on one with this striker,wearing a red predator pulse.50-50 ball,both taking a swipe at it.My stopper wins the ball,booted the ball upfield..next thing he knew...his socks was torn...35 degrees across his shin..was that GINSU KNIFE under the striker's boots!!? Hahaha..
  8. Nickybaker

    Nickybaker You want SEVEN?

    15 October 2003
    The one and only Arsenal
    Well I'm a keeper so boots aren't an issue but my moulds have a plastic blade and my soft ground boots are a blade.

    My bigger dilema is fingerbone glove or normal!
  9. SPiTFiRE

    SPiTFiRE Eus├ębio forever

    6 April 2004
    SL Benfica
    Studs without any doubt. :)

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