The “George Best Stylo Matchmakers” were of course endorsed by George Best in the late 1960’s after he signed with Stylo in 1968.
This particular pair is part of a private Manchester collection and has lost its laces, but the printed signature remains.
They have been worn and there is mud residue still on the soles. Today you can see these and what’s left a small old original Stylo Matchmakers collection, in the National Football Museum, Manchester. Although in 2018, this nostalgic, stylish piece of British history was brought back to market, the George Best Stylo Matchmakers are back.
George Best signed and designed Heirship Sixty Eightl Stylo Matchmakers. Before that, soccer shoes were usually completely black or even brown. Stylo Matchmakers also added a ‘Quality Bar’ to its designs.
When George Best announced his support for ads, Stylo Matchmakers sales increased. Stylo has sold over one million pairs of soccer shoes around the world. In the months that followed, Best also designed and created his own fashion line with the Stylo Matchmakers team.
At the age of 22, while wearing Stylo Matchmakers, Best undoubtedly helped Manchester United win. They won two league titles and a European Cup. He also called for the Ballon d d’Or Award, an annual football award that is considered a prestigious individual award for soccer players and became the youngest footballer of the year.
Signing the deal with Stylo Matchmakers was pioneering. He led the way for future professional footballers to work alongside sports brands.
REBOOTED 2018 – THE HEIRSHIP SIXTY-EIGHT
Today, you can relive this incredible sixties football style wearing the rebooted Stylo Matchmakers Heirship Sixty Eight, design of course made famous by George Best as well as Trevor Francis, Steve Heighway and many more.
With these boots you can play like the legend himself: