We’ve got some cracking cleat spots this week. Let’s get stuck in.
Yannick Bolasie – Nike Mercurial Superfly
Bolasie has been wearing these CR7 Superflys for so long that he’s slowly transforming into the great man himself. Bolasie turned heads when he switched into these cleverly disguised CR7 Superflys at the beginning of the season, but considering he’s worn these longer than Ronaldo ever did, he’s quickly made them his own.
Kevin Kuranyi – adidas f50 adiZero
Former German international Kevin Kuranyi’s kit/cleat combo game was on point this weekend, as he popped up wearing a suitably blue/white women’s f50 adiZero colourway. Kuranyi has personalised the cleats ever so slightly by having the German flag embroidered on them, suggesting that this may be something of a permanent switch.
Yaya Toure – Puma evoPower 1
What has happened to Yaya Toure? The Man City man has been a shadow of his former self for the majority of the season. Perhaps in an attempt to regain some of his best form, Toure recently switched out of the second generation evoPower, and back into the “pool green” first. Unfortunately for him and City, it didn’t seem to make much of a difference during the Manchester derby.
Alexis Sanchez – Nike Mercurial Superfly
After holding off last week, Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez finally made the switch into the latest Superfly. Released as part of the highlight pack, Sanchez joins the likes of Eden Hazard in wearing this new “intense heat” Mercurial colourway. A solid colourway from Nike to symbolise the business end of the season.
Javier Hernandez – Nike Mercurial Superfly
Over in Spain, Javier Hernandez made the rather surprising switch into the Nike “Shine Through” Mercurial Superfly. Hernandez had previously worn the ‘regular’ Mercurials, but for some reason has gone in the opposite direction of most players by moving into, rather than out of, the Superfly. Nonetheless a switch that has worked as Chicharito was back scoring for Real.
Jordan Ibe – Nike Hypervenom Phantom
One of Liverpool’s youngsters to watch, Jordan Ibe showed off this awesome Hypervenom Phantom in training ahead of his side’s match against Newcastle. Ibe has seemingly taken to NikeID to create his own colourway, putting together a great looking gold/white/black combo. Perhaps even slightly better than the intense heat colourway that Nike just put out.
Andrija Kaluderovic – adidas adiZero Crazylight
We’d almost completely forgotten about the adiZero Crazylight, especially with today’s launch of the insane 99 gram adiZero. Nonetheless, Andrija Kaluderovic was on hand to remind us of this no-holds barred cleat adidas released alongside three other Crazylight cleats. A weight of 140 grams pales in comparison to the new bar set of 99, but still probably an easier cleat to get your hands on if you’re looking for super lightweight.
Thomas Muller – adidas prototype
As per usual we’ve saved the best for last, courtesy of Thomas Muller. Though Walter Gargano donned these adidas prototypes on pitch at the weekend, we couldn’t resist including Muller over him simply because of the level of detail this photo offered. We’ve seen this intriguing black out pop up time and time again in the last couple of months, not only on the feet of Muller but also one Gareth Bale. Rumour has it that this is a completely new cleat from adidas, but we’ll have to wait and see for official confirmation.