Destination Special Collections : Bob Kap

Bob Kap, a Serbian soccer coach who moved to Texas to coach the Dallas Tornado Soccer Team in 1967, ended up changing the way players kicked in the NFL. He convinced teams to utilize European style kicking, where the inside of the foot, instead of the toe, hits the ball allowing for more accuracy and power. He also introduced cleats that have the laces positioned to the outside, allowing for less interference from the laces. These shoes have been pointed out on this news clipping.