China’s Shanshan Wu was spotted wearing the Mercurial Vapor version of Cristiano Ronaldo’s latest signature cleat, the CR7 Silverware.
Wu scored the only goal in China’s 1-0 win over Cameroon, booking her country’s place in the quarter-finals of the World Cup.
No guessing who her favourite player is if her cleats are anything to go by.
Carl Jenkinson – adidas f50 adiZero
As if there wasn’t already enough football this summer, last week saw the start of the Under-21 European Championships in the Czech Republic. Carl Jenkinson caught our eye while in action for England as the Arsenal defender opted to stick with the, now redundant, adidas f50 adiZero. As we found out last week, Jenkinson is one of a handful of players who have opted against switching into either of adidas’ two brand new silos.
Amadine Henry – Nike Mercurial Vapor
Perhaps channeling her namesake, Thierry, Amadine Henry scored one of the goals of the Women’s World Cup during France’s 5-0 demolition of Mexico. The Lyon midfielder was wearing the special Mercurial Vapor colourway released in the lead up to the World Cup. Though designed to fit with the USWNT away kit, we’ve seen these colourways all over Canada this summer.
Darko Brasanac – adidas adiPure 11Pro
Another spot from the U21 Euros was the Czech Republic’s Darko Brasanac in the Hunt pack adiPure 11Pro. Released back in November of last year, the Hunt pack was one of the more novel of last season, primarily because all the colourways were glow in the dark.
Yumi Kang – Mizuno Morelia Neo Japan
South Korea’s Yumi Kang was spotted in the premium Mizuno Morelia Neo Japan. Part of the ‘Made in Japan’ collection, the Neo Japan feature the most elite leather upper around, Scotchguard K-Leather. Combine that with a great looking colourway and we can completely understand why Yumi Kang has opted for them.
Kenti Robles – adidas f50 adiZero
Kenti Robles donned her watermelon-esque custom f50 adiZero for Mexico’s match against France. Unlike any official colourway we’ve seen, we can only assume the defender took to miAdidas to create this colourway. We’re always big fans of custom jobs and this one is no different.
Slavoljub Srnic – adidas f50 adiZero
That being said, we reckon that Srnic’s custom colourway takes the cake. Playing in the U21 Euros, the Serb was spotted in this red/white colourway that goes perfectly with his kit. Like Robles, we presume this was done on miAdidas.
Tim Cahill – New Balance Furon
Finally this week, Tim Cahill debuted the New Balance Furon, one of the brand’s two new silos. Released alongside the New Balance Visaro, the Furon has been designated as the cleat for attackers. New Balance had been teasing these new cleats for an entire season so its great to see them finally revealed and on pitch.
That does it for this week’s cleat spotting! See something we missed? Let us know by commenting in the section below!