A BEAUTIFUL boot, fashioned by some of Lancashire's most distinctive designers could soon become a must-have accessory for any cultured football fan.

Your average supporter might have his or her favourite pair of Adidas Spezial or Nikes for the game, which have seen them through promotion elation or relegation heartache.

But for the real connoisseurs of the beautiful game, there's now the bijou Brunshaw Boot named after the thoroughfare many Burnley fans use to attend home games.

Whalley-based LANX Shoes has teamed up with Burnley's John Spencer Textiles and the Clarets to launch the footwear.

The shoemaker has already forged partnerships with the likes of Burnley FC, Sale Sharks and Lancashire CC.

And for this project, the idea has been to incorporate a checked weave, made by John Spencer designer Laurence Alder, with claret and blue threads, into the finished leather footwear.

Debbie Catterall, managing director at the textiles firm, said: "We employ 45 people at the mill, many of whom are avid Clarets fans.

"Both ourselves and the club were formed in the late 1800s and have remained an integral part of the town. We are thrilled to have woven some of this history into a new fabric and hope that fans will take pride in wearing a pair of shoes with such a special link."

Marco Vaghetti, of LANX, which recently opened its new premises in Mitton Road, Whalley, said the boots could just as easily be used to the game as down the pub.

And James Forsyth, the football club's retail head, added: "With the Brunshaw Boot, we have a unique style which is made even more special with our own personalised claret and blue tweed, making this the perfect Christmas present."

One hundred pairs have been stocked in the club's store, at Turf Moor, and they are also being made available online.

The club has also recently partnered with LANX on their limited-edition Dixon shoe, which proved popular among the Burnley faithful.