So, a soccer story is appropriate.
In 1968, I was head of the Yarden Camp which was the under-the-tent section. I was then informed that I was to be in charge of the delegation traveling from Camp Betar to Canada for the Zionist Youth Movement Maccabiah.
One element was soccer and a game played was Betar vs. Shomriyah.
The shmutzniks showed up with sneakers and some even went barefoot. I presume they were the Israeli kids of the shlichim.
I looked at our side and most of the players seemed to be wearing heavy shoes, even boots. That would weigh down their running ability and it seemed strange.
I asked on of our madrichim what was doing and the answer I received was:
"we won't be kicking only the ball."