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10 best football gear

With just over a week to go until the start of the new season, here are the crucial pieces of kit and training aides to get you match-ready

Will Dean
Thursday 07 August 2014 16:56

If you play five-a-side, chances are your season never stopped.

But if you’re in an 11-a-side team, the new season will be starting and it’s time to replace those holey old socks.

Here’s our pick of 10 great footballing buys – new and classic – to get you through the winter and beyond. From kit by Nike, Adidas and Puma to hardware to help you up your game, we hope there’s something for every player.

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Verdict

Football, pleasingly, remains a game you can play without spending a fortune. But if we could recommend splurging on one key item, it’s got to be the Adidas Copa Mundial boots. Comfy, strong and durable to last you not just this season, but the next couple. And, like all boots should be, black and white.

Buy now

1. Adidas Copa Mundials, £110

2. 2014/15 AS Roma home kit, £90

3. Mitre Vandis football, £15

4. Nike Mercurial Lite shinpads, £18

5. Crazy Catch Professional Double Trouble Rebounder, £169

6. Kickster Pro 3600 Ultra Portable Goal, £88.99

7. Nike Magista Opus, £160

8. Nike FC Eiffel Tower T -shirt, £22

9. Puma King Allround Mens Astroturf Trainers, £59.99

10. Reusch Keon Pro GK gloves, £24.99

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