The Tyger Paw Story
As a lifelong football fan I have been involved in playing, coaching and managing for more than 25 years. In that time, players’ kit, especially footwear, has evolved dramatically.
Like many amateur and Sunday League footballers I cleaned my boots with whatever was available after the match – scrubbing brush, keys, biro – .all the time, wondering why there was no tool especially designed for the cleaning of boots.
There was a time when black boots were all you could get. Now you can buy white boots, blue boots, orange boots, gold boots, titanium boots, personalised boots. . . . .sportswear giants such as Nike and Adidas can provide them. You want your name, address and telephone number on your boots? No problem. ‘Just do it’.
But there’s a price to pay. With a top end pair now costing upwards of £200, many footballers are desperate to prolong the life of their kit.
Enter the Paw! With the help of 3di, a truly excellent design company, I set out to create an effective, reasonably priced brush that could be used specifically for the cleaning of studded or cleated footwear, and which would help keep those expensive boots in good condition for longer.
The Technical Stuff: TygerPaw is constructed of ThermoPlasic Elastomer (TPE), a non-abrasive material which is strong, durable and waterproof. The base of the brush is made up of bristles of differing lengths and tensile strengths which quickly and efficiently remove ingrained dirt, grass and mud.
I hope you get as much pleasure from using the TygerPaw as I’ve had designing it. I can confidently say that it is the ideal tool for cleaning sports footwear.