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Ahead of their last-16 clash with Barcelona in the Champions League, Manchester City stars Samir Nasri and Fernando have given fans a sneak preview of their latest New Balance boots, using the hashtag #NBBlackOutSquad.

Nasri was wearing a White/Sky Blue prototype on Saturday when the Citizens thrashed Newcastle 5-0, with the midfielder getting on the scoresheet. The boots he’ll be wearing against Barcelona look fairly similar, with the addition of the hashtag.

His teammate Fernando tweeted out a pair of all-black boots, again with the hashtag on the side. New Balance are doing a great job so far of gradually releasing new prototypes to tease the fans.


Details on the boots themselves are still sketchy, but we can make out an internal heel counter and ventilated ankle cuff, meaning the boot is not made entirely of one upper.

We’ll be keeping a close eye on other New Balance stars such as Aaron Ramsey and Marouane Fellaini to see if they get involved in the #NBBlackOutSquad campaign.

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