Though on the surface a pretty pedestrian spot, James Rodriguez’s adidas Ace15 are anything but ordinary. As we will soon find out, James isn’t alone in being a big name player who has customised his new adidas boot with something from the now-discontinued f50.
One of the Ace15’s biggest features is its radical stud configuration which, adidas claim, has been crafted to increase ball control. However, James has snubbed this feature and opted for the old f50 stud configuration. Intriguing.
Memphis Depay – Under Armour Speedform
The first of a couple of UA spots this week is Memphis Depay’s new UA Speedform. Officially unveiled last week as a Manchester United player (and a very important one at that), Depay is by far and away UA’s biggest player. As a result, the brand have released this custom, orange/gold pair of the Speedform to go with the iconic Dutch home strip.
Bastian Schweinsteiger – adidas X15
Schweinsteiger is known for being a particularly picky player when it comes to cleats. This was most evident a couple of years back when prior to his switch into the f50, the Bayern man wore an adiPure IV disguised as an adiPure 11Pro. It seems Schweinsteiger isn’t too enthused about the X15 either, as he’s had a pair of the adiZero F50 disguised to look like adidas’ latest boot. It’s a good disguise, but not one that’s got us fooled.
Alexis Sanchez – Nike Mercurial Superfly
Alexis Sanchez was widely touted as a player who would be wearing the recently released Mercurial Superfly Silver Storm come Copa America. However, the Chillean superstar has shunned Nike’s latest release, opting instead for the more patriotic Intense Heat colourway. Released back in March to signify the business end of the season they are, admittedly, a really great match with the Chilean home kit.
Lauren Holiday – Under Armour Clutchfit
WNT midfielder, Lauren Holiday, was spotted in this very patriotic UA Clutchfit colourway for the US’s titanic clash against Sweden. UA are strongly represented at this year’s Women’s World Cup and with great looking colourways like this, we imagine they’ll be turning a considerable number of heads. Holiday’s red, white and blue colourway seems to be a custom job, though UA did release a similar one prior to last summer’s World Cup.
Zinedine Zidane – adidas Ace15
He may have retired back in 2006, but Zinedine Zidane is still a big name in world football. So much so, it seems, that adidas have put him in their new ace15. While other players were wearing boots from decades past, Zizou was rocking the, more classy, leather version of the Ace15. Featuring a super soft k-leather upper, this is definitely the boot in adidas’ new line for the purists.
Kaylyn Kyle (photo is the Belanger one) – Under Armour Clutchfit
After wearing a Canadian-inspired Under Armour Clutchfit colourway last week, Kaylyn Kyle was spotted in a considerably brighter colourway during training. Canada face the Netherlands tonight and will be looking to clinch top spot in their group. We imagine Kyle will be back in the Canadian Clutchfit for the crunch match, though we’d love to see this wacky ones on pitch.
Gareth Bale – adidas f50 adiZero
Finally this week, Gareth Bale completely snubbed adidas’ new line by opting to stick in the f50 adiZero instead. Bale is meant to be one of the main wearers of the new X15, but for whatever reason chose to wear his old f50s instead during Wales’ massive 1-0 win over Belgium. We’ll be keeping a special eye out for him in the coming days to see if he switches over or stays put.
That does it for this week’s cleat spotting! See something we missed? Let us know by commenting in the section below!