Boots are a footballer’s tools. Without them, they would be lost on the pitch. But boots aren’t just functional, they are a statement too. A team all wear the same kit, but in their choice of footwear, players have free reign to stand out from the crowd as they cross the white line.
This is true from the World Cup down to Sunday League. If you’re reading this, the likelihood is that you belong to the second camp. Perhaps you’ve got a game against your local rivals next weekend and you’re looking for something a little bit special to wear on your feet, something beyond the cheap plastic you’ll find at your local sports store.
With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of the top ten websites where you can get your hands on a classic pair of football boots.
As the name suggests, Classicfootballshirts are a site which focuses primarily on iconic football shirts. But they have a huge range of boots too – 1273 pairs to be precise.
You’ll find new and in-the-box boots from as far back as the 1980s, as well as a whole host of modern classics. Because of their specialist nature, some boots are only available in one size, but others have multiple sizes available.
There are dozens of limited edition boots on display and the whole Classicfootballshirts experience is a thoroughly enjoyable nostalgia trip. We can’t speak highly enough about this independent stockist.
We’ll start off by saying that the Bootsfinder website itself is probably the most aesthetically-pleasing and well-designed of all the pages on this list. The black colour scheme gives the optics a real sense of elan, and the visual treats don’t stop there.
The hundreds of different boots on offer at Bootsfinder are a real feast for the eyeballs. Bootsfinder offers both brand new and pre-owned football boots. There is a section dedicated to special edition, ultra-rare on-pitch footwear which we really recommend checking out. Even if you’re not planning on buying, it’s worth it for the trip down memory lane alone.
If you’re looking to sell a pair of classic football boots you think might be worth something, there is an option to do so too.
3. Pro:Direct Soccer
You’ve probably heard of Pro:Direct before. They are one of the biggest names in football kit and are known worldwide for their huge repository of football boots new and old.
If it’s a broad range you’re after, Pro:Direct give you plenty of scope. They stock more football boots than anyone else. You’ll find the latest releases and the timeless classics all in one eye-watering boot bank.
They occasionally offer exclusive products only available at Pro:Direct too.
This one does exactly what it says on the tin. Rareboots4u markets itself as the largest online store for “rare and classic football boots” for a reason.
They have a huge selection of boots from days gone by, available to search for by size or by brand. They are generally very well-priced too – always a plus.
There’s also a Boot Blog where you can read up about the latest news in boot collecting or find out about upcoming releases. Overall, a quality website for the boot enthusiast.
5. Classic Boots Matter
They’re right, classic boots DO matter.
This website offers a dazzling selection of brand new, vintage boots. Every brand is well catered for, with hundreds of choices for the discerning boot admirer.
Classic Boots Matter was established in 2017 and the page’s modern genesis is reflected in the way they display the boots on offer. The boot photography is to an excellent standard and really sells the boots to the prospective customer.
Tbtclassic football boots are as good as anyone when it comes to connecting boot enthusiasts with the footwear they’ve long lusted after.
Most of their collection is from recent history, so there’s plenty of Total 90s, F50s and Mercurials to be found in a plethora of colours and sizes.
Their Instagram account – followed by nearly 26k people – is proof of how passionate they are about all things boots.
Click on EUnique’s homepage and you’ll be greeted with pictures of a number of pro footballers attesting to the website’s reliability.
And with good reason. They offer thousands of selections, with a huge variety of cleats to their name. Unlike many sites, they also offer just about every size for each boot – so you won’t have to worry about finally locating that boot you’ve been looking for only to discover that they’ve only got it in a size 4!
8. Classic Soccer Cleats
Classic Soccer Cleats are perhaps the best on this list for their pricing and money-off promotions. So if you’re looking to find a bargain, this might be the site for you.
There is often seasonal promotions to be availed of and customers can save 10% on their first order. In terms of their offering, they fare very well also. There are some really rare finds on Classic Soccer Cleats that you’re unlikely to see anywhere else.
Footballboots.co.uk is a little different to anything else offered on this list. It would probably be more accurate to describe their offering as a service than a simple warehouse to customer shop.
They provide boot consultation boots where customers can, with the help of a professional, decide which boot is right for them. Using that knowledge, you’ll be able to find the right boots at the right price.
They have a YouTube channel with over one million subscribers, so they must be doing something right.
10. Lovell Soccer
Lovell Soccer doesn’t just deal in boots. They’ve got thousands of different items from dozens of different categories. You can buy replica shirts, goalkeeping gloves, shin pads, you name it.
They have a dedicated mobile app too, so you can check out their offering that way if that suits you.
Their prices are very modest, proving you don’t always have to break the bank to buy the perfect pair.