It is quite interesting to know that before the rise of brightly colored football boots or even the black football boots, there is already the existence of brown football boots. The earliest recorded football boot in history dates as far back as 1526, believe it or not. Owned by no less than King Henry VIII and designed by royal shoemaker Cornelius Johnson, the first football boot was made of thick brown leather.
Because the early brown football boots were made of leather, they were also far from being lightweight. However, during the turn of the century, football boot manufacturers such as Nike, Adidas, and Puma have tweaked a lot of their shoes’ attributes including the upper material. They have also added several new features that made these modern football boots as lightweight as possible to cater to the fast-paced football games that we know and love today.
Brown used to be the color of poverty, but nowadays, it is associated with humility, authenticity, and indulgence. Players who choose to wear brown football boots exude strength, reliability, and class. With the advent of synthetic upper materials also came the surge of vibrant colored football boots. Despite the prevalence of flashy colored football boots on the market, the classic and luxurious brown football boots are still here to stay.
Brown football boots from notable brands
Though not as many as the colored, black, or white football boots, brown football boots are still an “in” thing in the football shoe market. Here are some examples of brown football boots from notable brands.
Adidas X17.1 Pure Stealth
Bringing back the old-school look to one of their most advanced football boots, the German shoe magnate released the Adidas x17.1 Pure Stealth pack in an all-brown colorway. The official color of this limited edition brown football boot is Core Black/Trace Olive.
The one-piece Techfit Compression upper of this brown football boot is covered with Non Stop Grip (NSG) similar to the regular Adidas X 17.1 variation. It comes with a chrome external heel counter and soleplate.
Puma King Top FG “Made in Italy” Natural Pack
If there is one modern football boot that looks like it time traveled from the 1800s, it’s the Puma King Top FG “Made in Italy” Natural Pack. This brown football boot has a kangaroo leather upper with the classic fold-over tongue that our football ancestors loved a long time ago.
To keep up with the whole vintage vibe, the outsole of this 278-gram brown football boot also features classic conical studs that offer excellent grip on firm grounds (FG).
Nike Tiempo Ronaldinho 10R Dark Cinder/Gold
This 2006 brown football boot was launched for no other than Ronaldinho during his prime when he was with the Barcelona team. He was the first football player to have his own signature model designed for himself. Not only was this football boot made for him, but he also had a hand in the design of this model as well. This limited edition football boot was initially launched in the Black/Pearl/Gold colorway.
The entire upper of this brown football boot is made of high-quality kangaroo leather. One of Ronaldinho’s major requests is to have a larger striking surface. That is why Nike designed the shoe to have an extended forefoot and minimal stitching on the instep. The leather fold-over tongue covers the entire lacing system.
This brown football boot is accentuated by a gold Nike Swoosh that goes around from the medial to the lateral side of the shoe, similar to what you can find in a Nike Premier Tiempo football boot. On the heel area, there is a three-color stitching design that represents strength, inspiration, and the joy that Ronaldinho has when he is playing football.
This brown football boot features a similar stud pattern as the Nike Tiempo Legend stud pattern. The difference is that the studs themselves are made of a textured thermoplastic material versus the plastic studs of the Nike Tiempo Legend. The soleplate has a metallic gold underlay which is a nice accent to this vintage-looking football boot.
Pantofola D’Oro Lazzarini Combi
This limited edition brown football boot was made in celebration of the company’s 125th anniversary. It is dressed in a premium kangaroo leather upper with a dark brown hue. This brown football boot was hand-crafted the same way the Italian company used to make their football shoes in 1886.
The soleplate of this brown football boot may come in either black or white. It has 18 studs that are molded into the base of the outsole.
Pantofola D’Oro Lazzarini Moro PU
Another classic looking brown football boot is the Pantofola D’Oro Lazzarini Moro PU football boot in the Brown/Black colorway. It uses premium quality calfskin leather for the upper. The black tongue stands out against the brown laces.
Its black soleplate has three white stars as accents. The stud layout of this brown football boot consists of 18 moulded studs.
Under Armour Speedform CRM Hybrid
Veering from the usual natural leather upper, this brown football boot from UA uses a synthetic leather material. It has a sleek, minimalist platform that can enhance the foot’s natural ability to change directions.
The entire upper of the Under Armour Speedform CRM Hybrid, including the tongue and laces, comes in brown. Its lightweight Pebax soleplate, however, comes in black with a combination of removable metal studs and yellow molded studs.
Hummel Roma Heritage Old School Kangaroo Firm Ground Dark Brown
The Hummel Roma Heritage Old School Kangaroo Firm Ground is an old-school football boot that is equipped with modern innovations.
These 276-gram football boots feature a soft kangaroo leather upper with a fold-over tongue over a traditional lacing system. Its cream-colored soleplate comes with 11 conical studs. These brown studs provide excellent traction on firm natural grass.
Frequently asked questions
How to care for brown football boots?
The price for each pair of football boot, whether made of natural leather or synthetic material, is no joke. Therefore, it is imperative that you should take care of your shoe to keep it in tiptop condition and to help prolong its lifespan. Below are some of the practical tips to care for your brown football boots.
- Remove large chunks of mud and dirt from your brown football boots using warm water and a brush or a soft cloth. This should be done after each game or practice session. Never use a washing machine when cleaning your football boots.
- Dry your brown football boots using a dry cloth. Stuffing newspaper inside your shoe can hasten your drying time significantly because newspapers are highly absorbent.
- Never leave your football boots inside their boot bags. Warmth and humidity can cause bacterial growth which may cause bad odor inside the shoe. Instead, use a boot tree when storing your brown football boots to allow ventilation and maintain their natural shape.
- In case your football boot has developed a foul smell, you may put baking soda into each shoe and shake them well ensuring that the powder has penetrated all areas of the shoe.
- Another tip is to leave small pieces of charcoal inside your shoe overnight.
- Do not expose your brown football boots to direct sunlight or any kind of heat source. Leathers tend to crack when exposed to heat.
Which brown football boot should I use when playing on SG surfaces?
There are a variety of brown football boots that are suitable for soft grounds (SG). A good example would be the Pantofola D’Oro Lazzarini Soft Ground .
Are there brown football boots that are recommended for AG surfaces?
Some examples of brown football boots that are recommended for artificial grass (AG) surfaces include the Adidas Predator 18+ FG/AG Lone Hunter in the Trace Olive/Core Black/Bright Orange colorway as well as the and the Nike Hypervenom Phantom II Artificial Grass in the Metallic Bronze/Black colorway.
What are the available brown football boots that have TF and IN variations?
Are there high-top brown football boots on the market today?
Despite the lack of any existing example of the early football boots, they said to be made of thick leather and are ankle high. Nowadays, mid-top and high-top football boots are common. A popular example the Nike Hypervenom Phantom II Special Edition Firm Ground in the Camo colorway with the colors Elm/Light British Tan/White/Black.
This special edition football boot features various shades of brown on its upper. The black Dynamic Fit collar, laces, and the gray Nike Swoosh with black outline create a stark contrast the camouflage effect of this eye-catching football boot. Its all-black soleplate has 11 conical studs and a gray Nike Swoosh design at the midfoot.
2 best brown football boots
- Adidas Predator 18.1 Firm Ground
- Nike Premier II Firm Ground
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