Boots, Boots and More Boots
There are boots, boots and more boots. There are choices between blades and studs. There are choices of material; kangaroo, calf, cow, and synthetic. There are boots for swerve, for power, for speed, there are position specific boots. One boot weighs just 5.3 ounces, which to me is almost like paying $350 for air. There are colors, colors and more colors. You can be as loud or subdued (although I have not seen any camo boots…yet) as you want. Didier Drogba (Chelsea, Ivory Coast) stated that he feels like he get more passes when he wears loud colored boots. But how, as parents and players, do we make reasonable, responsible decisions? As a parent I want my daughters to have the best they need, for their level of play. Which brings us to the million dollar (well actually several hundred dollar) question: what is the best boot, for the money, for the level of play?
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