We spotted Max Kruse wearing this yet to be released adidas Predator Instinct colourway in training last week, and the German has taken things one step further by wearing them in game.
While adidas have stipulated that unreleased boots are to be worn only in training, the fact that this was a friendly match may mean that Kruse was not totally in the wrong. Nonetheless a great opportunity for us to take another look at this new colourway.
Lukas Podolski – adidas f50 adiZero ‘Pure Leather’
Lukas Podolski made his debut for Inter in the limited edition adiZero ‘Pure Leather’. Podolski has been with adidas for the past ten years, and is a self confessed ‘boot-head’ so it is no surprise that he has managed to get his hands on one of five hundred pairs this ultra-classy boot. Interestingly enough Podolski switched out of the boot this weekend and back into the regular adiZero, indicating that adidas have may have only allowed him to wear them just the one time.
Shinji Okazaki – Mizuno Basara
The latest Asian Cup, this year held in Australia, is fully underway. For us boot spotters it is an absolute gold mine, as demonstrated by the fact that two of this week’s boot spots come from the competition. One spot that caught our eye was Japan’s Shinji Okazaki wearing the latest Mizuno Basara colourway. Okazaki seems to be the only high-profile player who wears the Basara, and therefore has almost immediately been switched into this brand new colourway.
Lazar Markovic – Mizuno Morelia Neo
Lazar Markovic stepped out of the shadows this weekend with an impressive performance for Liverpool against Sunderland. The Serbian is a Mizuno man, making him one of the few in the Premier League who is sponsored by the Japanese brand. Over the weekend he was wearing the latest Morelia Neo colourway, a great looking red/white/black boot that we imagine goes perfectly with the Liverpool home kit.
Fernandinho – adidas adiPure 11Pro
After wearing the release colourway of the adiPure 11Pro since its release, Fernandinho popped up in a blacked out version of the boot this weekend. Indicating that his contract with adidas has come to an end, the black out nonetheless looks pretty awesome thanks to the one stretch of colour on the tongue.
Server Djeparov – adidas Predator Instinct Crazylight
Two times Asian Footballer of the Year Server Djeparov was spotted in the Predator Instinct Crazylight. Released post-World Cup the Instinct Crazylight was one of the better Crazylight boots released, alongside the adiZero Crazylight. Worn briefly by a couple of high profile players, including Chelsea’s Oscar, it has now more or less faded into obscurity despite only being released three months ago.
Bobby Zamora – Under Armour Blur Carbon III
Bobby Zamora has been a long-time Under Armour man, signing with the brand way back in 2006 when it was only just getting into football boots. Now the QPR man spends his days in the Blur Carbon III, UA’s speed boot that has floundered since its release a couple years back. Nonetheless it has to be said that the leather white/silver/black colourway that he has made his own looks great.
Tramon Williams – Nike Mercurial Superly CR7
Finally this week we are changing codes and switching over to handegg, otherwise known as American Football. Its always interesting to see non-football players wearing football boots and Tramon Williams has done exactly that. The Green Bay cornerback was wearing Cristiano Ronaldo’s bespoke Mercurial Superflys against the Cowboys, making the “CR7” on the side look just a little bit out of place. Could it be that Williams is a massive Ronaldo fan?