Today, the black soccer cleat or the football boot, is a staple when playing the game. However, the soccer cleats that we know today hasn’t always been like that. The soccer cleat has evolved from a pair of boots that King Henry the VIII of England wore. From there, the pair of boots evolved to the cleats that even average people can now wear. If you’re interested in knowing how they evolved over time, here’s a brief history:
Tudor Period of England
The predecessor of soccer cleats came from a pair of leather boots made by Cornelius Johnson for King Henry VIII. It’s important to take note that there is no record at all as to whether King Henry VIII was an enthusiastic soccer player or not. However, his handmade boots served as the inspiration for modern day soccer shoes. In the next 300 years, the game of soccer became really popular and shoemakers started making modifications to further fit the game (such as including nails at the bottom).