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6 of the best vintage boots on eBay right now!

May 16, 2017

Every so often the internal nagging that we haven’t updated the blog in a while gets a little too much to bear and we realise we have to get some more content posted. Invariably we resort back to scouring the latest listings on everyones ‘favourite’ online auction site, eBay, to see what gems and occasional bargains are out there.

As always none of these listings are anything to do with us here at The Boot Room and apologies if we’ve drawn attention to any listing you were hoping to grab unnoticed!


  1. adidas Questra Finale Cup moulded – UK9 – £169 Buy It Now



2. diadora Napoli Pro moulded – UK7.5 (?) – £126.63 Buy It Now or Best Offer



3. Nike Air Brasilia 3 FG – UK6 – £89.99 Buy It Now or Best Offer



4. adidas Nova Mundial – screw in – UK7.5 – £110.48 Buy It Now or Best Offer



5. adidas Profi – screw-in – UK9 – £149.91 Buy It Now or Best Offer



6. adidas Stratos Guide – moulded – UK7 – £30 Buy It Now





12 Players in the ‘wrong’ shirts

April 28, 2017

In recognition of ‘Football Shirt Friday‘  – we thought we’d mark the occasion with a post about players in the ‘wrong’ shirts. Alright, they’re not strictly wrong but they’re just not the iconic shirts that these players are readily associated with. As much as we might try to get used to them some of these still just don’t look right…even, in some cases, after all this time. We’ve also only included those clubs that the players played competitive games and not guest appearances in testimonial games etc.


Bobby Moore – Fulham mooro fulham

Martin Peters – Norwich Citymartin-peters-norwich-city

George Best – Hibsbest hibs

Ian Rush – Newcastle Unitedian-rush newcastle

Frank Lampard – Manchester CityFrank-Lampard-mcfc

Kenny Miller – CelticMiller-Celtic-753921

Robbie Fowler – Leeds UnitedRobbie-Fowler-of-Leeds

David Ginola – Evertonginola everton

Terry Butcher – Sunderland and Coventry

John Wark – Middlesbroughjohn-wark-boro

Stuart Pearce – Newcastle Unitedpearce newcastle

Martin Keown – Readingkeown reading


Feel free to add your thoughts/comments/suggestions below!

Also, keep an eye on our Twitter feed to find out which shirt we’ll be wearing!


Here’s how you can get involved in Football Shirt Friday:

  • Wear your football shirt to work and donate £2
  • Hold a Football Shirt Friday in your office, school or community
  • Share your pictures with on FacebookTwitter and Instagram(link is external) using #FootballShirtFriday


An Illustrated History of Football Boots by Dan Leydon

November 3, 2016

Whilst browsing through our Twitter timeline recently we came across these great, fun illustrations from illustrator extraordinaire Dan Leydon  and thought we should share them with you guys!

Dan is based in Sligo, Ireland and has worked for clients such as Nike, Foot Locker, BT Sport, FAI, Juventus and numerous other clubs and brands. You’ll probably have come across his work in some form or other.

We definitely recommend taking a few minutes out of your day to have a browse through his website. You can also follow Dan on Twitter and on Instagram to keep up top date with his excellent work!

I’m sure this won’t be the last time we feature some of his work.








A-Z of football shirt manufacturers

October 3, 2016


Previously on this site we’ve tried to compile a complete A-Z list of football boot brands and also an A-Z list of adidas football boot models (Part 1 A-L and Part 2 M-Z – we’re still missing models for O, X, Y and Z!) and now we’re trying to pull together a list of football shirt / kit manufacturers.

There’s no way this list is exhaustive at the moment and I’m sure there are some glaring omissions – so feel free to let us know which ones we’re missing by adding a comment below – especially if you have anything for O, Q, Y and Z!


A: Admiral, adidas, asics, Avec, Atletica (thanks to @bishopvillered), airness, Acerbis (thanks to @YosefPiperno )

B: Bukta, Burrda,

C: Canterbury, Carlotti, Carbrini, Champion, Chelsea Collection, Charly (Cheers @bishopvillered), Core (via @Tombright486 )

D: Diadora, Dryworld,

E: Ennerre, Erima, Errea,

F: Fila, FG Sport,

G: Gola, Grand Sport (courtesy of @classicshirts ),

H: Henson, Hummel, Hobott,

I: Influence,

J: Joma, JD, Jako (thanks to Malik)

K: Kappa, Kelme (thanks to @bishopvillered)

L: Lonsdale, Lotto, Le Coq Sportif, Legea, League ( Thanks to @fiqofaqor ) ,

M: Mitre, Macron, Mizuno, Mileta, Meyba, Matchwinner,

N: Nike, New Balance,

O: Olympic (Cheers Keith Fordyce!), O’Neills (Courtesy of

P: Puma, Penalty, Pony , Patrick, Punch , Pirma  (Thanks to @ALeedsSupporter ), Paulas Bernera,

Q: Quick

R: Reebok, Reusch (courtesy of @bishopvillered)

S: Sondico, Scoreline, Surridge, Specs (courtesy of @fiqofaqor ),

T: Topper,

U: Umbro, Under Armour, Uhlsport,

V: Vandanel,

W: Warrior,

X: Xara, Xtep (via @enasdhuri ),

Y: Yonex (Massive thanks to @markcurtains ! )

Z: Zeus ( thanks to )

6 of the best vintage football shirts on eBay right now!

September 29, 2016

OMG ! What on earth is happening? 2 posts in 2 days!

As well as being boot fans we’re obviously also shirt and kit fans and so, striking while the iron is hot, we’re following up last nights post with another! This time we’re highlighting 6 of the best vintage football shirts on ebay right now. As always, none of these auctions have anything to do with us at The Boot Room and apologies if we’ve blown up the auction you were watching and you were hoping to grab a steal!

  1. Real Madrid home – Hummel – 1989 – €199.90 Buy It Now or Best Offers-l16006 
  2.  Auxerre – Uhlsport – £129.00 Buy It Now



3. Minnesota Kicks – Admiral – Starting bid $44.99



4. Fiorentina – Ennerre – 1983/85 – currently at £55.00



5. Bari – adidas – 1990 (?) – currently at €20.50



6. Unknown team – adidas – $35.00 Buy It Now or Best Offer

Just look at that flock sponsor on the front!!!



Happy bidding!

6 of the best vintage boots on eBay right now!

September 28, 2016

Hopefully this won’t be another false dawn and we will return with more regular postings. We know that you’ve heard it before from us but hopefully this time we’ll deliver…

Since this blog started there seems to have been a noticeable increase in the interest of vintage boots and some are now commanding some staggering prices. As such the prices being asked on eBay have gradually been creeping up. There are still some bargains to be had but they are definitely getting harder to find. We regularly browse through the listings, even though a distinct lack of storage space prevents us making many purchases, and here, in our opinion, are 6 of the best boots available  boots on eBay right now. As an fyi none of these listings are anything to do with us here at The Boot Room.


  1. adidas Beckenbauer #5 Ice – UK6 – Starting bid £50



Not seen metal tipped studs like those before ^^


2. adidas Questra Finale – UK10.5 – £89 Buy It Now or Best Offer



3. adidas Supernova TRX SG – UK7 – £199.99 Buy It Now or Best Offer



4. diadora Napoli Pro – UK7.5 – €149.00 Buy It Now or Best Offer 



5. Patrick XL90 SG – UK8 – £34.99 Buy It Now



6. diadora Flamengo – UK10.5 – Starting bid £20



Best of luck and happy bidding!

You gotta be good to wear those! 

May 13, 2016

For those of us of a certain age football boots were only ever available in black leather with mainly white detailing. During the summer months you’d find yourself stood staring and coveting the coming seasons boot releases on the wall of your local sports shop. In those days black was the colour that stood out (or rather it didn’t). Sometimes the 3 stripes, swoosh or formstripe may be in a bold orange, yellow or green but that was as adventurous as it got. Very occasionally a brand would take what felt like a bold step at the time by releasing a boot that wasn’t black. I can vividly remember the day in 1986 when our left back pulled out his grey New Balance SC1986‘s – proudly proclaimed as ‘possibly the worlds most expensive boot’ by New Balance – from his bag in the changing room to a stream of what would now be described as ‘banter’.




But New Balance weren’t alone, adidas decided to offer the Profi, their top of the range boot at that time, to the market in navy blue leather.




A few years later and coloured boots became more and more prominent both at pro level and at the grass roots. Anyone daring to wear anything but mainly black boots was instantly singled out as a ‘fancy Dan’ and possibly even a marked man and it wasn’t uncommon to hear shouts of “You better be good to wear those!” from the touchline. But these ‘out-there’ boots no longer look quite so extreme compared to what the boot companies are putting out today and its rare to find, at any level, a player wearing black boots.

As a slow, ponderous centre half who kicked people there’s no way I’d ever feel comfortable wearing any of the boots below (unless my sponsors paid me handsomely) so I guess I’ll just stick to my black Copas, Kings and Morelias and, until he starts relentlessly badgering me for something a little brighter, so will my son – as long as the brands keep producing them…


Nike – What The Mercurialnike-what-the-mercurial-02

Nike Hypervenom Phantom II Neymar Jr. ‘Ousadia Alegria’32493

Concave Volt+ FG Artist Series – Virginia Ben132339

Under Armour Speedform Mother’s Dayunder-armour-speedform-tutti-frutti-2016-boots2b252882529

Puma EvoPower 1.2 Pop Art106455

Puma EvoSpeed 1.3 ALIFE88699

Puma EvoSpeed 1.3 BAPE88698

Pantofola d’Oro La Gazzetta Rossonero FG128115

adidas adizero F50 Yohji Yamamoto Y382135




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