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melrose Thu 08-Oct-09 10:31:22

DS1 just started after school football, he is 5. He is desperate for football boots and I am guessing they are a good idea as they will be playing outside all winter, so looking online and v confused. what type does he need, ones with proper studs or just bumpy fixed stud thingies?

notagrannyyet Thu 08-Oct-09 10:41:37

Don't think mine used proper boots at 5, but shinpads were compulsory. At that age I would let him choose....from the cheapest in the range!

melrose Thu 08-Oct-09 10:45:58

Thanks, was definitely going for the cheap option, but v few palces seem to do them small enough (size 11)

Rubyrubyruby Thu 08-Oct-09 10:49:14

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notagrannyyet Thu 08-Oct-09 10:51:09

Mine are all much bigger 16,14,&12 now.

I'm sure I remember buying them at Asda/Tesco not sure if they still stock them.

Doodlez Thu 08-Oct-09 10:52:49

If you can't find what you want with velcro, have a look at these.

I have an 8 year old who can tie a bow but in boots, he just can't get it tight enough yet and the boots flop around on his feet. These locking laces are BRILLIANT!

LunarSea Thu 08-Oct-09 11:17:20

It's the thin end of the wedge at 5 - give it a couple of years and if they get into football enough to join a club they'll probably be wanting astroturf boots (trainer type soles) for training, blades or short moulded stud boots for hard ground and metal studs for soft ground! I'd go for moulded blades for now.

seeker Thu 08-Oct-09 11:21:26

Check with whoever is running the after school football first - the type of surface they are playing on makes a big difference in what they should wear.

LunarSea Thu 08-Oct-09 11:21:35

Just realised that you might not know what "blades" are - sort of elongated shape protrusions rather than round ones - like these. And I'd go for velcro rather than laces if possible. The ones I linked too would probably be a good bet if you've got a Decathlon store anywhere near you.

itsbeingsofearful Thu 08-Oct-09 11:24:14

I'd go for moulded studs or blades, whichever are cheaper. I would also try to get him to the shop, boot sizes seem to be all over the place.

Anything from a 1 to a 3 seems to fit DS, depending on style. And don't forget thick socks and the heel/insole cuff of the shin pads can make a difference

melrose Thu 08-Oct-09 11:36:47

Oh I love Mumsnet, thanks for advice. Is playing on school field. Guess I need socks too then! He ahs some shin pads as were given them by a friend, but the boots she gave us arte too big!

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