Thursday, May 11, 2006

boots...........................

i have been playing soccer for as long as i can remember. let`s say forty years, for arguement`s sake. in that time i`ve worn all manner of boots. i was the first boy at school in england to have boots with green stripes on. under the lights they glowed. very cool. i have had hand-made pairs when i was paid to play and i`ve paid top dollar for pairs when i paid to play as i got older. never have i worn plastic boots. plastic boots were cheap and would tear your feet to bits after 90 minutes on the field.
until now.
the pair of boots in the picture are made entirely of composite materials. i`m not sure of the name of all of the materials but there isn`t any leather in there whatsoever.
i was hesitant to try them at first but after 10 minutes in them on the field i was convinced they are the best boots i`ve ever worn.
though they are kind of shiny.............

4 comments:

anu said...

They look really nice Dr.

But won't plastic make your feet hot and sweaty, in the sun?

dr.alistair said...

it was hot today and my feet were fine. no more hot than leather. there are so many advantages to the new materials in these boots and i could go on forever about them but the main thing is that i`m happy to have access to such technology for the game i love. and the ball goes wher i want it to. (some of the time.)

Anonymous said...

You mentioned that you were paid to play when younger.Who paid you to play ?

dr.alistair said...

i signed with the toronto blizzard of the old nasl in 1980 and played semi-pro in montreal with lusostar in 1979. i had schollboy trials with grimsby town and ipswich town in 1977.