When playing in official football games, can one play with bare feet, or with trainers, or do they have to wear specific football shoes?
Footwear is required in all official games of football. Trainers/runners are fine - specialised football shoes/boots are not required, although you may have trouble keeping your footing on natural turf fields in trainers/runners.
The compulsory equipment of a player comprises the following separate items:
- a shirt with sleeves
- socks – tape or any material applied or worn externally must be the same colour as that part of the sock it is applied to or covers
- shinguards – these must be made of a suitable material to provide reasonable protection and covered by the socks