We’ve sifted through this week’s domestic action to bring you the best boot spots of the lot.
Per Mertesacker – adidas Predator LZ
More so than the boots he was wearing, it was Per Mertesacker’s laces that caught our eye this weekend. Mertesacker was one of many players in the Premier League and Football league who donned rainbow laces as part of Stonewall’s anti-homophobia campaign. Arsenal are one of the club’s at the forefront of this movement, and so last week a Stonewall released video that featured some of Mertesacker’s teammates giving their support for the campaign.
Lionel Messi – adidas f50 adiZero
Lionel Messi was spotted in the f50 adiZero colourway that we now know he will be wearing only for Barcelona’s domestic matches. Earlier today adidas released Lio’s exclusive UEFA Champions League f50 adiZero, completing his boot line up for this season. Also worth noting was the kit Messi was wearing, as it was the first time Barcelona were wearing a kit that primarily featured the colours of the Catalan flag.
Maximiliano Oliva – Nike GreenSpeed
Maximiliano Oliva treated us to a rare boot spot by turning out in the limited edition Nike GreenSpeed. Released in July of 2012, the GreenSpeed was a concept boot released by Nike demonstrating its ability to create the most environmentally-friendly football boot possible. While the original GreenSpeed was soon followed up by the GS 2, it has been almost two years since we have heard anything new about the unique silo.
Shinji Okazaki – Mizuno Basara
Japan’s inability to progress past the group stage during the World Cup meant that we did not see as much of Mizuno’s latest speed boot, the Basara, as we would have liked. The Basara’s main man, Shinji Okazaki, has continued to wear the boot into the new season, and has so far been impressive scoring five goals in six appearances for Mainz.
Alexis Sanchez – Nike Mercurial Superfly
Sanchez was one of a few Arsenal players who showed off Nike’s up coming colourways during training last week. Arsenal’s new signing was in the yet to be released laser orange/white/black/volt Nike Mercurial Superfly that we suspect he may wear against Dortmund. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled on 365 WSS as we reveal all four of Nike’s new colourways this week.
Djiby Fall – Nike Mercurial Vapor Superfly V
While Sanchez was kicking about in Nike’s newest Superfly, over in Denmark Djiby Fall was wearing a version of the boot released back in 2009. Fall was spotted in the white/pink flash/black Mercurial Vapor Superfly V. Featuring a carbon-fibre outsole, the Superfly V was packed full of technology, including a carbon-fibre outsole that some came to hate.
Frank Lampard – adidas adiPure 11Pro
Chelsea’s all-time leading goalscorer made his Manchester City debut over the weekend and it was as weird as it sounds. Lampard only lasted half the match, with arguably the best aspect of his match being the great colour co-ordination he had going on with his adiPure 11Pros and City’s sky blue kit.
Andre Wisdom – Umbro Geometra Pro 2
While Umbro do not have many (arguably any) top players wearing their boots, the brand has a whole host of young British talent contracted to their books. One of them, Andre Wisdom, was spotted wearing the sleek, simple, black and orange Umbro Geometra 2 that was released back in January.
That does it for this week’s cleat spotting! Let us know if we missed any that you think should’ve been featured!