Canterbury rugby boots

Here we have five of the most popular types of Canterbury rugby boot, choose the best fit for your style of play.

Canterbury of New Zealand were founded by John Lane, Pringle Walker and Alfred Rudkin. The company first made woollen garments but things took off when after the Great War, when the New Zealand national team (the All Blacks) asked them to produce a team strip. The company continued to support the team for 75 years and since that time has become the largest dedicated rugby brand in the world. Which is why international forwards such as Andrew Sheridan and Duncan & Adam Jones wear their boots.

Canterbury boots for rugby players

Canterbury have an established reputation for producing rugby boots made for the specific needs of rugby players. Outsoles are tailored for tight forwards, loose forwards and backs, different player weights and hard or soft ground. Shanks support the foot while running, and uppers have built-in support systems to prevent excessive movement. Their motto is Dedicated rugby boots for dedicated rugby players.

Brand names

Rampage a studded boot with its full length internal lace locking strap system. For the wider foot offering strength, stability and durability. Zygo for the narrow foot, is a unique boot technology that increases kicking distance, power and imparts more spin on to a ball. Specially developed pods are positioned on the front to improve control and on the side to improve grip. The pods are specifically formulated to reduce energy loss in the interaction between boot and ball, this allows the ball to leave the foot with greater speed.

WERO for the bigger player with excellent mobility. Foot Type: Medium width and medium foot volume, made from Kangaroo and Nappa upper, with external strapping support system, TPR heel counter, hydrophobic mesh lining, moulded PU sock liner with poron inserts, 2 density TPR insole and Pebax outsole with TPU/Aluminium studs.

If you want to find out more on the World's original rugby brand, check out their wikipedia entry or visit CanterburyNZ.com the official website.