Nearly half of all Premier League footballers wear white boots, incredibly important study reveals
Gone be the days where coloured boots were the preserve of fancy-dans and so-called ‘windy’ footballers.
If the traditionalists had their way, footballers would wear black boots and black boots only, but sadly for said traditionalists, those days are long gone we’re afraid.
Indeed, it’s been proved by cold, hard facts in a study conducted by the Telegraph over the weekend.
The paper noted the colour of boots worn by the players of every single club in Premier League action from last Saturday through to Monday night’s clash between Everton and QPR and the findings are worrying for those who belong firmly in the old school.
The Telegraph found that almost 48 per cent of players (107 out of 220) wore white-coloured boots over the weekend, while only 15 per cent of players wore a traditional black boot despite a recent revival initiated by Cristiano Ronaldo amongst others.
Of the clubs themselves, Leicester were the most unashamedly flamboyant, with nine of their 11 starters wearing white boots, while Hull City players – perhaps influenced by old school manager Steve Bruce – had the biggest representation of black boots, worn by an impressive six of their starting XI.
You can see the club by club breakdown along with some interesting titbits about the range of colours on show here and while the study doesn’t prove anything particularly ground-breaking, it only goes to confirm that the good old black boot is becoming something of an endangered species.
A sad, sad day indeed.