recommends tootsboots for blacked out football boots!

As you probably know already, here at we’ve got a slight (make that an unhealthy) passion for football boots.

Especially those classic ‘blacked out’ editions that rarely get released from the major brands.

So you can appreciate our sheer delight when tootsboots – a company specialising in the ‘blackout’ process of a football boot – got in touch with us!

We’ve since sent two pairs to be blacked out and as you can see from the photos below, the results are simply stunning…

Professional footballers are also taking note; with Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Danny Batth donned his blacked out Nike T90 Lasers against Chelsea in the Capital One Cup!

What’s more, they also supply DIY kits if you want to have a go yourself.

In a nutshell*, here is how to ‘Blackout’ your boots professionally…

Step 1 – Begin by preparing the surface of the boot

The first stage is all about removing the top ‘shine’ of the boot until it appears dull.

Step 2 – The Blackout

This is the part where you use a flat head brush as well as the dauber to neatly fill in the boot with the dye.

Step 3 – The Finish

Using the cotton pad, you then gently apply a light, even layer of surface finisher onto the boot.

*This of course is a very simplified version of events. You receive a full guide when buying a DIY kit…

It’s fair to say that are big fans of the work of tootsboots – there’s just something truly special about a blacked out football boot!

Go to to check it out for yourself!

What do you think of the process? What boots would you like to see blacked out? Let us know in the comments section below or on our Twitter and Facebookpages.

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