No. 21 – Stylo Matchmakers
Released: Circa 1970’s
Highlight: George Best boot of choice when he played.
This is the only selection on the list where we choose a company rather than a particular boot. Why? Well, not only did George Best wear the Style Matchmaker for large parts of his career, he also played a role in designing the boot. And with other players like Kevin Keegan, Trevor Francis and Steve Heighway swearing by the performance offered by the boots through their careers, the company deserves a shoutout. Most of their designs were cutting edge for their time and they pushed the boundaries with side lacing rather than center, with the intent of “maximizing comfort, better ball control and more shooting power”.