Here at Extra Time we love to hype up the brands’ latest and greatest innovations, which all the top professionals will wear on-pitch. But what about the boots that follow the same design details of the top-end models, but don’t necessarily feature every single latest tech update? These boots often don’t get the appreciation that they deserve, or they simply go under the radar. There are some great options out there that represent excellent value for money, so here are five cracking football boots that you can bag for under the £100 mark.Read Article
Own The Elements: Soleplates
“He could be in here… No! He’s down, he slipped!” It’s the worst thing that can happen in winter football: you’re a few steps away from scoring a winning goal, and you lose your footing. Chance gone, embarrassment factor 100.
Sometimes, it’s not even like you lose your balance, your feet just seem to give way. Why? Because you’re wearing a boot with the wrong type of soleplate for the pitch you’re playing on. One of the most important decisions in football is made before you even step onto the grass, so read on to find out how to choose the right soleplate for the right surface every time.
Own The Elements: AccessoriesWinter football is tough. Cold. Rain. Darkness. It’s grim, especially in the UK. There are solutions though – accessories, equipment and clothing that will have you enjoying your football like Ronaldinho in the height of summer. Rub your hands together then as we run through some of the best accessories for football in the winter.Read Article
The Future Of Football - Train Smarter With PLAYR
“Football intelligence always triumphs.” It’s a common mantra among top players. Most of the time they’re referring to in-game situations, but the idea applies to every aspect of football – including training. The message is simple: train smart, or be left behind.
It’s truer than ever in the modern game, where every little decision can be the difference between victory and defeat. That’s why you need to train good habits, and most importantly, the right habits, to excel in your position, as Wales FA Head of Performance Tony Strudwick explained when we spoke to him about PLAYR’s revolutionary smart training devices.
Premier League Football Boots Stats - Gameweek 03
What a weekend that was in the Premier League! We're through round 17 of the matches so time to find out which boots helped create the headlines on the pitch as our resident Pro:Direct Product Doctor brings you the insight behind this weeks' football boot stats.