Used by number eights and loose forwards, the FF80 Pro is purely designed for enhanced lightweight comfort and stability. You will have seen the FF80 Pro laced-up and headlined by Richie McCaw and Kieran Read at their successful 2015 Rugby World Cup campaign. DESIGN & COLOUR-WAY: The FF80 template offers for some slick colour-ways due […]
Popular Rugby Boots
The adiPower Kakari 3.0 is adidas’ supportive and comfort-infused silo within their rugby boot range. Commonly worn by props and flankers, we laced-up and tested the All-Blacks exclusive blackout colour-way used in the 2015 Rugby World Cup of which were worn by Dane Coles, Owen Franks and Tony Woodcock. DESIGN & COLOUR-WAY: The no-nonsense colour-way […]
Posing as arguably the highest quality and most popular rugby boot on the market, the adidas Predator Incurza in the exclusive All-Blacks 2015 RWC colour-way was laced-up and put through its paces. The fourth generation Predator Incurza is the most rugby-specific Predator yet, boasting two zones for kicking and symmetrical lacing. The zones are located […]
adidas hand their no-nonsense adiPower Kakari 3.0 a contrasting Yellow/Black colour-update. Constructed with protection, support, and comfort at the forefront of design criteria, the adiPower Kakari 3.0 is a popular boot among props and flankers including World Cup winners Owen Franks and Dane Coles. The lightweight yet strong Bravo upper has been given an updated […]
adidas’ innovative FF80 Pro undergoes a brand-new Yellow/Black colour transformation. Specifically designed for number 8’s and loose forwards, the adidas FF80 Pro proves highly popular within the rugby world of which saw the successful All-Blacks players of Richie McCaw and Kieron Read lace-up in the blackout edition for the 2015 RWC. Offering a more visually […]
adidas hand their Crazyquick Malice a buzz of colour through the brand-new Black/Yellow paint-job. Designed by adidas for the wingers and full-backs of whom demand a lightweight construction and specific flex zones to optimise rapid changes in direction and acceleration, the newest member of the Crazyquick family poses in a distinctive Black/Yellow colour-way. The synthetic […]
adidas hand their power and precision Predator Incurza a striking Black/Yellow colour-update. Laced-up by the World Rugby Player of The Year, Dan Carter, the Predator Incurza has been master-crafted to provide kicking players like the All-Blacks number 10 an advantage through rubberised striking zones. Seeing a nostalgic yet powerful visual within the 2015 Rugby World […]
A golden moment in golden style for Australia’s Matt Giteau as adidas mark his 100th test cap with a dazzling pair of Predator Incurza’s. The Wallabies’ experienced and fan favourite utility player of Matt Giteau took to the Twickenham pitch for Australia’s crunch-tie against Scotland in their hard-fought Quarter-Final contest which marked the memorable milestone […]
adidas celebrate Ma’a Nonu’s 100th test match through a special edition CrazyQuick Malice paint-job. To mark the All-Black’s inside-centre sensation of Ma’a Nonu’s 100th test match for the rugby fanatic nation, adidas and the player himself collaborated to design a unique boot ready for the All Black’s fixture against Tonga in the Rugby World Cup. […]
Nike’s Tiempo Legend IV experienced its first on-pitch coverage in the Rugby World Cup. The Argentinian utility player, not Javier Mascherano, but Juan Martin Hernandez took to the Leicester City Stadium for their RWC match against Namibia with the aforementioned Fly-Half stealing the headlines not only for helping his team-mates to a convincing 64-19 win […]
It’s important to understand the shape of your feet and your running style. Find out whether you’re flat-footed or have a high arch. Ideally rugby boots will fit snugly, although if your feet are still growing it’s advisable to allow a little bit of room. Different players prefer different fits. As forwards rely on lower [...]
We have been asked the question? “Please could you advise me which boots would be suitable for my son who is starting senior school in September and will need a pair of black rugby boots.” It is pretty certain that at this time of year there will be many of you out there asking the [...]
Rugby Boots History
The original football boot first comes into records with Henry VIII in 1526 when he called for a pair of leather football boots. However the man in the street would not yet have had this pleasure as both football and rugby boots did not exist in the early days. In the late 1800's players were usually wearing walking, working boots or hobnail boots, which would either come with nails or studs protruding. The sports split into their distinctive games of rugby and soccer and at this time also allowed hacking a players legs as a method of stopping them, so some boots would also have had metal tips to inflict more pain.
In 1889 a law change barred the wearing of projecting nails or iron plates, in 1910 further improvements to enhance safety came when changes specified a cylindrical stud no less than 3/4 inch in diameter and no longer than half the diameter long fixed to the sole by 4 nails. The next change occurred in 1926 when studs had to be leather, circular and fixed by at least 3 nails. Rubber was included in 1948, aluminium in 1953 and approved plastics in 1954. Currently rugby requires an approved rugby boot with studs that carry the IRB marking which can be used for both rugby league and rugby union.
Different boots for different positions
Traditional rugby boots are very similar to football boots, but the thing that makes them different is a high cut designed to give extra support to the ankle. However, more and more players prefer to use football style boots, especially backs, who favour the low cut for extra mobility. So it's important to understand what position you're playing before choosing what kind of rugby boot you want.