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Elegance Bourne of Brutality: An Eclectic History of the Football Boot Ian McArthur

Elegance Bourne of Brutality: An Eclectic History of the Football Boot

Ian McArthur

Published June 7th 1995
ISBN : 9781897850763
Hardcover
96 pages
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Interspersed with illustrations, reproductions of advertisements, and anecdotes, this book charts the development of boots from the 19th. century through to the advent of the lightweight boot in the 1950s. From the 1950s boots were mass producedMoreInterspersed with illustrations, reproductions of advertisements, and anecdotes, this book charts the development of boots from the 19th. century through to the advent of the lightweight boot in the 1950s. From the 1950s boots were mass produced for all players (not just professionals) and we entered the age of boots as fashion objects and the world of mega-sponsorship for the worlds leading players. The story of football boots is told in a continuous narrative style, and takes a retrogressive look at football.