Queensland Reds fly-half Quade Cooper has taken to social media to reveal his new NIKEiD Mercurial Superfly IV boot for the 2015 Super Rugby season. Quade Cooper posted on Instagram saying “Me & my two little brothers @reubenjones_ &@moses.jones are all sorted for the 2015 season”. Quade Cooper is seen wearing the crimson/red coloured Superflys […]
Popular Rugby Boots
With the all new FF80 launched by adidas, they have given the boot designed for loose forwards a new and elegant red and silver design. The new FF80 offers traction and stability on a platter and the new colourway reflects that theme. Most of the new FF80 is red and features a silver wrap-around on […]
adidas have gone all out with their new colourways launching a new Liquid Silver colourway for their speed boot the RS7. The new RS7 features a new glossy silver base to the boot with additional red trim on the laces, heel lining and soleplate. Black colours the trademark adidas three-stripes. The RS7 is a boot […]
The boot designed for the tight-five has a new modern and elegant Liquid Silver colourway added to it’s collection. The new adiPower Kakari silver edition is part of adidas’ new Liquid Silver Pack. Offering large raised studs from heel to toe the Kakari gives your front row an edge and the new colourway follows that […]
adidas have launched a brand new Predator Incurza colourway as part of the three stripe’s new Liquid Silver Pack. With the current Predator Incurza being the most rugby specific boot yet, it features a new modern Liquid Silver design. Expect to see the likes of Daniel Carter step up in this elegant edition when he […]
adidas have launched a brand new Liquid Silver Pack for their four rugby boot ranges the Incurza, FF80, Kakari and RS7. Each of the four new colourways have added a glossy silver to the upper with additional red and black trim colours. Two of the four boots have silver as the primary colour (Incurza & […]
Sprinboks wing Bryan Habana had a special pair of Golden RS7 boots made for him for his 100th cap for South Africa against Australia on the weekend. The new RS7 boots feature a combination of gold and green colours in reflection of the Springbok’s green and yellow colours. The boots feature a gold soleplate and […]
Designed for the loose forwards of the game including Richie McCaw and Kieran Read, adidas have dropped a new colouray for it’s FF80 silo. The new FF80 is mostly black and features red trim on the soleplate, heel, TPU weld while white colours adidas’ signature three stripes. Boasting a super durable and strong Bravo synthetic […]
adidas have officially launched their new Predator Incurza rugby boot which is designed for enhanced power and accuracy. With the Predator Insinct being launched by adidas football for the World Cup, a new Predator Incurza has also been unveiled. This time round the new Incurza takes a more classic design and feel. boasting mostly a […]
Winning the Six of Nations for the second time, departing Ireland captain Brian O’Driscoll wore a customised pair of adidas Predator Incurza boots in his last ever match for his country. The Ireland and Leinster star took to the field with personal touches to the boots adding the letters ‘BOD’ by hand on the upper […]
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.