White boots used to be preserve of a small band of preening narcissists - or flashy pricks as they were commonly known on the terraces. Now they have traversed into the mainstream.
White boots are now the most popular colour of football boot in the Premier League.
This vital research, carried out by the Press Association (their reporters were asked to make a note of 'the base colour of football boot worn by all 220 players in the Premier League' - very scientific), found that 48% of players in the Premier League prefer white boots.
The traditional black, favoured by the no-nonsense troopers that populated the English game in the early to mid-1990s, is not even second in the list. Back in those less tolerant days, eschewing black boots was regarded as a sign of moral weakness and very often incited violence against oneself.
16.4% of players favour green, making it the second most popular colour of football boot. While only 15% of hardy folk have stuck by the old-school black.
Unsurprisingly, Hull have the highest number of black boot wearers, with a total number of six, while Leicester, Everton and most shockingly of all, Stoke, have no black boot wearing traditionalists at all.
Manchester United, West Ham and West Brom offered the most multi-coloured ensemble.
Most Black : Hull City - 6 black, 4 white, 1 green & blue
Most White: Leicester City - 9 white, 1 green, 1 orange/black
Most Multi-Coloured: West Ham - 2 pink, 2 white, 2 green, 2 orange, 2 luminous yellow/green, 1 black