Last week, we compiled a list containing 10 of the nicest football kits to ever feature in the Premier League since its inception in 1992. It got some fairly critical feedback, to be fair, but it's all a matter of opinion, isn't it? Those who disagreed were completely wrong, though, and that's final.
Anyway, this time around it's the boots turn, oh yes. Football boots, glorious football boots. They've sort of lost their way a bit in the last five years or so, with manufacturers seemingly just churning out a constant flow of new designs to keep things 'fresh' and 'interesting'. Truth is, they're just not what they used to be. With most pairs now costing upward of £200 and looking like a toddler has been let loose with a crayon on a blank canvas, it's fair to say that the glory days are now firmly behind us.
The 90's was a great era for football boots, with Italian brand Lotto storming the market with a whole host of different simple-yet-effective designs, which saw loads of Saturday League has-been's thinking they were the next big thing in Serie A whilst spraying some questionable passes across their local dog shit-ridden playing field.
Adidas also produced some fantastic boots, with the early edition Predators kicking off something really special for the German manufactures. Ronaldo, the original one, scored a bucket load of goals wearing the very first pair of Nike Mercurial's in the late 90's, and looked well cool doing it.
The turn of the century came and 2002 saw the best boots in history made - the Adidas Predator Mania. Available in an array of different colourways, Beckham's cream/red/black version were quite simply unbelievable. They'll never be beaten, that's a fact. This list is dedicated to boots from 2004 onwards however, the previous 15 years only. They're all Adidas and Nike, cos, well, they're just head and shoulders above anyone else really. If you've got any suggestions though, be sure to let us know on @FootyAccums. Be polite, please.