If you had to name the greatest thing about Argentina, what would it be?

You’ve certainly got a lot of choice. The Andes mountains, Ladislao Biro – inventor of the ball point pen, gauchos, writer Jorge Luis Borges, the tango, Eva Peron, rugby player Hugo Porta and Maradona to name but a few.

However, in current football terms, if you were asked the same question, chances are many of you would plump for Lionel Messi. 

We would too, which is handy seeing as we are giving you a chance to win a pair of signed Lionel Messi football boots.

We’ve got a pair of the Argentine international’s Adidas F50’s, signed by the young superstar and ready to go to a new home.

To enter this great competition all you have to do is purchase any item from the FSC  Shop and your name will automatically go in the hat. 

There’s no minimum price rule, and the competition is open up until 10th December 2008. And, if you feel the need to go back and make further purchases, your name will be entered in to the competition as many times as you flash the cash. 

Good luck.



Is your futsal game ready for the bold look of Nike's Air Zoom Control II FS Premium?

The Nike Air Zoom Control II FS Premium futsal shoe is a feat of tactile engineering, featuring the streamlined new NikeFive zonal construction for the ultimate in touch, flexibility, and traction on hard court surfaces.

The official colours are Volt/Metallic Silver/Mulberry/Cactus and the shoe is made of Lightweight kangaroo leather and soft synthetic, and has Asymmetrical lacing.


The release of the Super Ligera is imminent, and you should be able to get your hands on them from the back end of October or certainly, early November.


The Nike Tiempo Super Ligera Football Boots are the latest innovative boot brought to you from the Tiempo range.


The design is set to take professional and amateur football to a whole new level, this classically styled kangaroo leather upper is extremley lightweight, flexible, comfortable as well as being extremely durable.

Read all about this latest Nike football Boot Here




Made for those who want to have more ability to make the ball spin, the Nike5 Super Skill has everything you need to dominate the futsal court.

produced in 3 colour ways, the Nike5 Super Skill has some innovations such as " spin point ", which provide greater traction, and a sole with damping Zoom Air, to absorb impact.

Nike recently launched the Battle Of Blocks (Batalha Das Quadras) campaign in Brazil.

A championship of outdoor futsal organized by Nike that will reveal the best team in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.

Last Tuesday, the 2008 FIFA Futsal World Cup kicked off in the Brazilian capital Brasilia and in Rio de Janeiro.  


The Adidas Copa Mundial has been around since 1979 and to this day remains one of the best selling football boots of all time. Released to coincide with the World Cup qualifying campaign for Spain 1982, the boots carry the "Approved by FIFA" mark on the sole, reflecting the new technology two colour bi-density polyurethane construction of the sole unit.

Adidas produce the Copa Mundial in 2 varieties; the hand stitched Copa Mundial is made at the Adidas factory in Germany (which you can see in the video) and is the boot favoured by professionals, whereas the mass market version is made in Indonesia from lower quality materials.



Earlier in the season, Nike offered people the chance to design match-day boots for their favourite player when Arsenal face Man Utd on 08.11.08.

More than 15,000 boot designs were submitted in just two weeks, with some incredible designs thrown into the mix.

Cesc, William, Theo, Carlos, Wayne and Rio choosed their favourite boot from the ten most popular designs. It wasn’t easy, as the players demanded the best boots possible for the biggest game of the season.

The winners of the design contest will all be at the Emirates when Arsenal take on Man Utd to see their designs on the feet of their heroes.

Take a look at the winning designs :


The Ronaldinho DOIS (named DOIS as this is the second football boot in the range and DOIS means ‘two’ in Ronaldinho’s mother tongue, Portuguese), follows its predecessor the Tiempo Ronaldinho football boot, as the unique offering styled and assisted in design by Ronaldinho himself. 

The Brazilian legend with the toothy grin and phenomenal football skills, is the only footballer in the Nike stable to have his very own collection and football boot, the 10R collection.

See how the designers of Nike were inspired to create the new Ronaldinho Dois Football Boots.

Bigger pictures Here and Here

A player with the unique skills of Theo Walcott appreciates the importance of expressing yourself on the pitch -- whether that's with your flair on the ball, or the boots on your feet.

Check out the designs he and kids from the Kickz community project came up with when they spent a day at NikeTown London's iD Studio.

Watch more Nike ID video's in the video section


Eight years in the making, machine and human tested by experts in Australia and with Celtic and Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish as the face of the project, the manufacturer Concave have high hopes for their new football boots which will be launched on to the UK market in the very near future.

Rumours abound as to its alleged performance, make up and look. Apart from a few high placed individuals who know the ins and outs, the exact details of the Concave football boot are being kept a closely guarded secret (or as closely guarded as is possible in this business) before being officially released.

But Footy Boots has gained unique access to the people behind the Concave football boot and they’ll be bringing you exclusive material and images in the days to come.

If you’re a football boot aficionado, general football fan or player, you will get the chance to make your own mind up as to the impact the Concave football boot will have, by visiting Footy Boots over the next couple of weeks.