A week dominated by international fixtures brought with it plenty of boot spots. Here are the best of the lot.
Besart Berisha – adidas F50 adiZero Crazylight
Melbourne Victory striker Besart Beshira gave us our first full glimpse at one of adidas’ latest creations, the f50 adiZero Crazylight. Set only to be officially unveiled later this month, Berisha looks to have got his hands on adidas’ new feather-light boot ahead of schedule. Keep your eyes peeled for more on this new 135 gram adiZero in the very near future.
Thomas Ince – Nike Mercurial Vapor X
Despite being the face of Warrior Sport’s speed boot, the Superheat, Thomas Ince seems to have ended his relationship with the brand and joined up with Nike. The up-and-coming 22 year old was spotted in the Nike Mercurial Vapor X while in action for the England under-21s .
Robbie Weir – Nike T90 Laser II
Robbie Weir gave us a look at a boot that we have not seen in quite a long time, the Nike T90 Laser II. Released back in 2007 and worn by the likes of Gennaro Gattuso, Torsten Frings and a young Wayne Rooney it was one of the hottest boots on the market at the time. The yellow colorway Weir is wearing was the release colorway for the boot and is the one most synonymous with it.
David Villa – adidas F50 adiZero
It took just fifteen minutes for David Villa to make his impact on the A-League. The Spaniard scored on his debut with Melbourne City and was assisted by his other high-profile teammate Damien Duff. Villa is a big adidas man, and as expected scored the goal wearing the latest F50 adiZero colorway.
Paul Pogba – Nike Magista Obra
Despite being one of the best young talents in world football, Paul Pogba has yet to sign a major contract with one of the big boot manufacturers. Despite recently wearing the adidas Predator Instinct, including the Accelerator remake, Pogba switched into the Magista Obra while on international duty with France. This is not the first time that Pogba has switched between Nike and adidas so we will definitely be keeping our eyes peeled to see what boot he sticks with.
Luis Garcia – Warrior Sports Gambler
Former Liverpool player and journey-man Luis Garcia made his debut for his 13th club this week. Garcia, who plays for Atletico de Kolkata in the brand new Indian Super League, was spotted training in the pink cancer-awareness Warrior Sports Gambler colorway.
Yasuhito Endo – Umbro Accerator
Japan’s most-capped player Yasuhito Endo was spotted in his trademark Umbro Accerator. Endo is so synonymous with the Japan-only boot that he was even given his own bespoke colorway to wear in the World Cup, but has since switched out of it. As it is near impossible to find the Accerator out of Japan, not much is known about it apart from that it is more or less like the Umbro Speciali.
Pepe – Umbro Speciali IV
Finally this week, Pepe more or less confirmed that he is back with Umbro after ending his relationship with Nike. The defender was spotted in the brand new Speciali IV colorway, dubbed “Team Royal”, while on international duty with Portugal. Pepe had previously been with Umbro, but was one of many players who left them for Nike when the two split a couple of years ago.