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Been trying to remember the first proper pair of 'branded' football boots I ever had (not including the Gola ones my parents kept getting me). If memory serves me correctly they were a pair of Adidias Santiago for around ?10.99. I eventually upgraded these for the wonderful Adidas Beckenbaur Super ?12.99 before graduating to the Puma King Royal ?14.99 which were a much better version of the modern day Puma King.

In terms of trainers it was definitely the Adidas Kick plus the top selling shoes of the time the good old Dunlop Green Flash both for a total of less than ?12.

Love to know what you all started out in..........

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My first trainers were called something like Sciroccos - can't remember who made them - it was just before the big boom in Reeboks as THE trainers to have. my folks always refused point blank (understandably so) to pay over the odds for trainers so I never had a fashionable pair.

I think my first boots were possibly Diadora's but I can't remember the model. I do remember they has screw in steel studs instead of rubber ones (when they were still legal) and it was a royal pain for my old man to get replacements as they were only stocked in select sports stores.

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My first trainers were called something like Sciroccos - can't remember who made them -

Wasnt it Mitre ?

My first pair of footy boots were Hi-Tec with moulded studs. I still remember my Dad telling me how to clean them with dubbin properley.

My first pair of non branded no green flash trainers were also Hi-Tec, Silver Shadow (i think they are still made) After that it was Reeboks and my fave ever pair of trainers the Pony NFL.

At school in the first year what trainers you had was a sure sign of your playground standing. Whereas at junior school that came down to who you had on your lunchbox.

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I think you are right about it being Mitre - and Silver Shadows - I remember them well!

Nice memory about your old boy and the dubbin - I have the very same memory, except in mine it is my Dad and not yours, funny that. God he used to moan at me if he found my boots three days after the match still caked in mud!

I remember if they got soaked then as soon as I got home I had to take them out of my bag and put newspaper inside them before putting them near, but definitely not too near, the radiator.

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my first were from that legendary "sub-brand" hi-tech. cost 11 quid. a fetching black stripe on black background pattern. a white hi tech logo, so you couldn't pass them off for adidas.

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My first trainers were called something like Sciroccos - can't remember who made them - it was just before the big boom in Reeboks as THE trainers to have. my folks always refused point blank (understandably so) to pay over the odds for trainers so I never had a fashionable pair.

I think my first boots were possibly Diadora's but I can't remember the model. I do remember they has screw in steel studs instead of rubber ones (when they were still legal) and it was a royal pain for my old man to get replacements as they were only stocked in select sports stores.

Sounds like the boots would have been Patrick rather than Diadora because they had various stud fittings which only fitted certain boots and as you say only a few stockists kept them.

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The first pair of boots I can remember were a pair of Lottos, they were alright although I remember they had elastic inside them which used to give my feet cramp if I wore them for an extended period of time, like 4 hours on a summer afternoon kick about. My best pair of boots were a pair of Reebok Integrity Pros, I brought them off my mate (who'd just signed for Notts County as an apprentice) for ?20 I think the RRP was around ?80, he'd only worn them once but didn't get on with them, I thought they were amazing and a bargain to boot!! (sorry for the pun)

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My first pair of Boots were Dunlop moulded studs icon_sad.gif but my favourite ever were the Addidas Hat tricks I had in the mid eighties, nice and soft so you could feel the ball like trainers icon_lol.gif

My trainers at that time were niike wimbledon and Diadora gold which were dear then but Diadora seems to have fallen out of bed a bit now.

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I used to have all sorts of trainers as a kid, but the first ones that I can remember somewhat clearly were a pair of bright orange Nike Air Max shoes. That was 1990ish and they were the first expensive trainers my parents bought me, but this was mainly because the store they were bought from had a big discount sale. I can't remember how much the price was, but I think they must've been something like 50-60% off, or even more. I remember it was a big sports equipment store in Edinburgh. We were on a summer vacation with my family, driving around UK. They only had a few small sizes on discount and none of them were in my preferred blue, but as they were about the coolest trainers in the world at that time(well, that's what me and my friends thought), I didn't mind they were the orange(with black and white) kind. I couldn't find a picture of them, but some of you may know the shoes I'm talking about.

The first football boots that I can remember were these black leather Umbro boots with bright yellow Umbro logos on them. They were a very generic pair of football boots and I think they cost about 15? or 100 Finnish Markkas. I can't remember what the model was.

I'm a small fella and my shoesize is so small that some brands' largest junior size is just fine for me, so I can buy my football boots cheaper because the junior sizes are cheaper than the adult sizes. So the boots I've currently got are Puma King SL(lighter version of the regular Puma King) that I bought some years ago:

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I bought two pairs of them from a discount sale in junior size for less than one pair of the adult King SLs cost, so I haven't had the need to buy boots for years. Well, I mainly play for fun anyway...in the park and the occasional six-a-side tournament here and there. Two pairs of them cost me about 60?/40? and an adult sized pair of them were around 80-100? depending on the store at the time. The other pair is pretty worn out now(still perfectly well usable, though), but the other pair is practically just like new. I can honestly say that it was the best purchase I've ever done when shopping for football boots, or any sports shoes. And the best part of those shoes is that they don't look flashy at all. A lot of the cheaper models have all sorts of gold and silver trimmings and other horrible things. Apart from the soles, these look like just a pair of ordinary black football boots. icon_cool.gif

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