Not all boots do the same job and different boots are needed depending on your position. Rather than trying to identify the five best boots overall on rugbystore.co.uk we decided on 5 categories and picked the best boots within those categories.
Those categories are: the best boots made for backs (positions 9-15), the best boots for forwards (positions 1-8), the best boots for those taking the all important penalties and other kicks, the best all rounder boots available at rugbystore.co.uk for non-specialists and finally the best pair of boots for under £50 for those on a budget. Picking one pair of boots for each of these categories is no easy task but in our Top 5 you'll find the boots that excel in their field.
Every position in rugby is tough but the forwards are the real workhorses on the pitch. What makes a forward's boot great? Superb traction, stability and comfort. Forwards need boots that help them dominate the scrum and bash through the opposition defence.
Backs may catch flack for their flashy boots at the club but there is no denying the improvement a good pair of boots can bring to your game. Backs need boots to help them speed past defenders, chase down attackers and change direction quicker than you can turn your head.
When it comes to kicking, precision is key. Kickers need to be accurate and consistent and their boots need to reflect those skills. They are also usually the player that will need to chase the high ball, so their boots also need to help them keep up the pace.
Sometimes you just want a reliable boot that you can count on to get the job done. Maybe you're a utility player who may need to play in a number of positions. Some boots are made to just be great all round rugby boots.
If you're on a budget, wanting something simple or just looking to give rugby a try before investing a lot in new boots, this category is for you. While these boots don't feature as many state of the art technologies that you'll find in the other boots in the list, they are a great value alternative. These boots achieve everything you would want from a classic rugby boot.