The results are in for the Footy Boots poll on whether modern football boots contribute to football players’ foot injuries.
With voting now closed, a very tight result saw 53% of Footy-Boots voters being of the opinion that modern football boots do not contribute to foot injuries, and 47% believing that modern football boots are one of the causes of the recent spate of foot injuries.
Football boots contribute to foot injuries – the experts opinion.
Of the opinion that modern football boots contribute to foot injuries, is ex Liverpool winger Craig Johnston, who created the Adidas Predator. Johnston believes that it is only a matter of time before a player gets so badly injured that he sues a major football boot brand.
Carlisle United’s physio, Neil Dalton, was on the sidelines watching his team take on Newcastle United in a pre-season friendly, when Joey Barton suffered his metatarsal fracture whilst wearing his bladed Nike Total 90 Lasers. Dalton believes that modern football boots don’t have enough protection, which is possibly why we’re seeing more of this kind of injury.
Sir Alex Ferguson is such a critic of the new type of lightweight bladed football boots that he has banned his players from wearing them.
Football boots don’t contribute to foot injuries – the experts opinion.
Charlie Brooks, Head of Corporate Communications for Nike, has gone on record saying both Nike and Wayne Rooney are absolutely confident that the Nike Total 90 Laser had nothing to do with the England striker’s injury. He went on to remark that one-fifth of Premiership players were wearing the Nike Total 90 Laser on the first weekend of the Premiership season, a pretty impressive market share for the Nike football boot brand.