How are football boots tested at Kipsta?

(Image credit: Kipsta)

Being the football boot enthusiast that it is, FourFourTwo was excited, recently, to receive an invite to the headquarters of Kipsta – the footballing branch of French sportswear giant Decathlon – to see how they develop, test and manufacture their football boots. 

It was like a trip to Willy Wonka's, with lab-coated eggheads scurrying around behind glass windows performing experiments on items of sportswear. FFT is committed to providing the very best football boots reviews and the visit provided us with an opportunity to find out as much as possible about how boots are tested before reaching shops. 

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Ed McCambridge
Staff Writer

Ed is a staff writer at FourFourTwo, working across the magazine and website. A German speaker, he’s been working as a football reporter in Berlin since 2015, predominantly covering the Bundesliga and Germany's national team. Favourite FFT features include an exclusive interview with Jude Bellingham following the youngster’s move to Borussia Dortmund in 2020, a history of the Berlin Derby since the fall of the Wall and a celebration of Kevin Keegan’s playing career.