Put the date in your diary, Monday 20th July, as the Footy Boots Football Boot Awards are back.
After the amazing success of last year’s competition, the original and best football boot industry awards will be up and running in just over a week and we’re expecting a flood of votes as you decide on which football boots are worthy of the title of Footy Boots Awards Winners.
Always looking to keep things fresh and exciting, we’ve decided to make some changes to the categories so this year’s list looks like this:
Populist Football Boot of the Year
At the Oscars, they have Best Film. At Footy Boots, it’s Best Football Boot. Quite simply, the Daddy!
Panel Football Boot of the Year
Aside from mass sales and mass appeal, our expert panel will be choosing their favourite football boot by considering price, performance, safety, technology, style, longevity and innovation.
Safest Football Boot of the Year
It’s all very well if your football boots look the business, but not so great if you are continually getting injured. You will reward the brand that has our safety at heart.
Outrageous Football Boot of the Year
The category that would be described on TV News as….. and finally. Why, because it’s fun. We’ve seen some extraordinary boots over the last 12 months. Sure to be keenly contested.
Most Innovative Feature
It can’t be too long now before universities start offering courses on football boot technology. There’s just so much of it. But what is the single most outstanding feature that has caught your eye?
Football Shirt of the Year
What a year it’s been for football shirts. Glitzy reveals, major campaigns, stunning images and serious debate. Shirt nominations supplied by the football shirt website, Football Shirt Culture.
So a week away from the start of voting, the questions begin. Can Nike repeat their domination of last year? Can the other brands, led by adidas and PUMA, come back at them? Will the panel vote reflect the public’s view? Has anyone entered Newcastle United’s away kit for 2009 / 10 in next year’s awards already!
Keep checking back on Footy Boots over the next few days as we reveal more details about the Football Boots Awards 2009 and don’t forget the all-important date of Monday 20th July when the voting gets underway.