Football is arguably the most popular sport in America, particularly among teenagers and children. If you have an Internet connection, you can create your own football boot, customising the colour and design fairly easily. The majority of companies that sell football shoes provide a method to personalise your own shoe online.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Find out your size. Before building your football boot, it would be best to eliminate guesswork from the process and find out the size of shoe you will need. The best way to do that is to visit a local sporting goods or shoe store that sells football shoes. Once there, ask a staff member to measure your feet. Then try on the brands of the shoe you are planning to customise to ensure yourself of the best fit.
Find out your options. Most companies give you an option to build your football boots online. Nike has become quite well-known for its easy-to-use NikeiD brand. Meanwhile, Adidas has a line of customisable football shoes on its Mi Adidas site (see References).
Pick your style. After deciding on which brand you will use, you will have to choose the style of football shoe you plan to customise. The process is similar for most brands and shoes. For example, if you decide to go with Nike, there are more than 10 different styles of football shoes from which to choose.
Choose your bases. Every customisable brand involves a first step that gives you the chance to colour the base of your football shoes. Most football shoes have an outside and an inside base, allowing you to choose two different primary colours, or just one if you decide on the same colour for each base. Colours typically range from multiple shades of red, yellow, blue, green and orange, as well as black and white.
Choose your laces. Laces can add pizazz to your football shoe, and each of the major sites come with a wide range of customisable colours. For example, using the Nike Mercurial Talaria, you can choose from traditional colours such as light blue or dark red, as well as newer ones such as fluorescent yellow or even grape.
Colour the tongue. The majority of customisable football shoe brands giving you the option of choosing a colour for the tongue of the boot that differs from the rest. NikeiD and Mi Adidas even provide you with a chance to colour the eyelets through with the laces thread, which rest on top of the tongue.
Finalise your order. After the process of customising your boot is complete and you have chosen a size, you will need to check out and pay. Once the payment goes through, your boots should arrive in 3 to 5 weeks.
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