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Football Boot Care

Sep 9, 2008
There are many football codes around the globe. Football codes such as: Gridiron (American Football), Australian Rules Football (AFL), Irish Gaelic Football, Soccer, Rugby Union and Rugby League. In all of these different football codes all of the players have something in common, their football boots (soccer boots or cleats)!

A Footballers cleats are the most important piece of his / her equipment. An instructional guide to looking after soccer boots is presented here.

How To Look After Your Football Boots

After a game or a training session, you need to prepare your football boots for the next time you wear them. Taking care of your football boots improves their performance and increases their lifespan. So to do so please follow these important steps:

1. When you remove your football boots you should always undo the shoelaces properly first.

2. Always remove any soil stuck on the sole of your boots. Either by banging them together (sole to sole) or by using a brush. This is very important! Not just for appearance sake, but to prolong boot life as mud can draw moisture out of the leather and ruin them.

3. Wipe the exterior of the football boots with a damp rag, to clear off any excess soil, mud or turf.

4. Fill your boots with old newpaper to dry the inside of your boots and to ensure that your boots keep their shape. Then put them in a cool shady place to dry. Never heat dry your boots as they age quickly and crack (Dry rot).

5. If you have screw in studs, you should grease them once a 14 days avoid rust.

6. Polish your football boots with either waterproofing spray or boot polish. Never use oil or detergents!

I hope that this instructional guide on football boot care has taught you how to look after your football boots to ensure that they stay in great condition. "Remember a footballer's most important piece of equipment is his or her football boots".
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