Tuesday, 15 December 2009

GEORGE BEST FOOTBALL BOOTS - 1969

I always wanted a pair of Georgie's side lacers, but never did get them.
Boo hoo..!!
They just seemed so modern and different to what else was in the shops at the time. I can remember only about 2 guys in all of my primary school owning a pair, but I'm not sure if it was because they were more expensive than your ordinary boots or if they were just more difficult to find in Dundee shops.
Anyway, the Stylo Matchmakers ad comes from a 1969 Rover comic, and if you need to read the small print, just click the image.

13 comments:

  1. Wonder if the schoolboy terms - TOE BASHER and MOOSIE CRAWLER still get used in the playgrounds these days?

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  2. Yes Retro and do laddies still gie a ba' a guid bleesh. If you remember, Davie Narey's goal against Brazil was the more genteel relative of the toe bash i.e. the toe poke.

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  3. Was it these "side-laced" boots that had a plate of thin wood inserted?

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  4. What futba bates had a wee swively thing in the sole that helped you turn quicker?

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  5. i got a pair of these for christmas once which was a great but huge surprise for me , i was the kid that got monkey boots instead of doc martens, target shirt instead of ben shermans a printed t shirt from the lorne st market instead of a fred perry, johnny x'ers instead of levi or wrangler (see a pattern forming ?) so when i opened these i was expecting more like "winfield 4 stripe specials," (the ones you had to pick a stripe off to look like adidas) i think i wore them for a solid month, (i was still sh**e tho ) :) great post GG , cheers

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  6. Don't know the make but there was also a pair of boots around this time with numbers on the various parts with a related instruction book eg number 4; back heel kick number 1; power shot etc. I seem to remember a mate getting a broken leg playing for the Boys Brigade with a number 2; instep straight to shin.I still wince at the sound of the crack.

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  7. Remember going up to Dens in 1980 to see George Best playing for Hibs V Dundee. We won easily that day but although totally unfit he had some great touches. This was the season we also gubbed Celtic 5-1 but got relegated. Deleights of being a dee supporter

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  8. The cheapo football boots to avoid were by Gola.
    Even their white flash was a cross between Adidas and Puma!

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  9. My memory of that Hibs match was a Glesgae mate of mine saying what a pleasure it was to see two footballing geniuses on the park at the same time, one being Best, the other our current gaffer Sir Jocky

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  10. A reminder that you can see 2 photos of Georgie wearing a DFC top on the Dundee Futba Shrine. Just put Best in it's search box.

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  11. my first pair of bates were tommy docherty's. i got them in 1960. they were hand downs from a rich cousin who lived in southport. i also got an old strip of his, problem was: i was 7 and he was 12 and for some wierd reason he was a stockport county supporter. thing was, i was hoping for a lone ranger suit and gun.

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  12. i had a pair of the side laced ones they were purple and black i also had several pairs of lawrence 101s which no one ive spoke to remembers

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  13. I had the centre lacing version, they were nasty plastic jobbies. Terry Cooper at Leeds had the coolest boots, he was the first player I ever saw wearing white boots

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