Old School meets new school in today's boot spots!


Written by Mathias

Got a little case of the Monday blues? Well let’s cure them with an installment of boot spots, where we bring you the best from around the world.

Riley Woodcock (Sydney FC) - Nike CTR360 Maestri III Current Blue/Black/Volt

The Australian League is always a good source of boot spots and as we went hunting it delivered once more. Riley Woodcock rolled back the years and rocked a pair of Nike CTR360 Maestri III Current Blue/Black/Volt. Words can hardly describe how much we miss the CTR boots, so always good to see someone repping them still.

Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) - Nike Mercurial Superfly IV CR7 Natural Diamond

#ICYMI there was a little casual kickabout played in Barcelona this Saturday. In the El Clasico, Cristiano Ronaldo gave the world the first look at the second chapter of his career-story, told in football boots. CR7 treated his new boots to a scoring debut, as he told the Camp Nou to “calma”.

Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) - adidas X 15.1 & adidas X 15+ SL

The other Real Madrid goalscorer in the game was Karim Benzema, who also had new boots on display. Last week he wore the X 15+ SL for the first time, but during the El Clasico he switched to the also new X 15.1 White/Semi Solar Slime boots. Turns out that was a wise decision, because those were the boots he equalised in.

N’Golo Kante (Leicester City) - adidas X15+ SL

Also in the adidas X15+ SL is newly capped France international N’Golo Kante, who unlike Benzema stayed in the boots throughout the match. Nothing really remains to be said about N’Golo Kante’s season - he is immense and is one of the driving forces behind what looks more and more like a Premier League title.

Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) - Nike Hypervenom Phantom II Radiant Reveal

Jamie Vardy played for England last week and scored in the Nike Hypervenom Phantom II Camo Pack. They however only got one game, before he was back in the Radiant Reveal Pack boots again. A bit of a shame, but hey, these looks pretty stellar too.

Alejandro Faurlin (Queens Park Rangers) - adidas Predator Absolute

Aaaaww! Alejandro Faurlin just became one of our favourite players, because this weekend he rocked a pair of adidas Predator Absolute in possibly the classiest colourway ever. Massive brofist from us.

Harry Novillo (Melbourne City FC) - PUMA evoSPEED SL Fresh

It was about 25 degree when Melbourne played last week (Yeah, we googled the weather forecast), so that might have resulted in players feet getting a little warm. Not Harry Novillo though, who wore the PUMA evoSPEED SL Fresh, which are made with a breathable upper to keep your feet cool. A pretty unique technology, but if you have problems with getting overheated feet, one you’re happy to see introduced.

Bruce Djite (Adelaide United FC) - Nike Hypervenom Phantom II Rainbow laces

As if turquoise boots weren’t eye-catching enough already Bruce Djite takes things one step further by adding the rainbow laces. Not only that, but it’s also in support of a great cause, as it supports the fight against homophobia in football. Good style from Bruce Djite.

Derlis González (Paraguay) - Nike Mercurial Vapor Custom design

Lastly there was a very special spot coming out of Paraguay this week, with Derlis González playing in a customised pair of Nike Mercurial Vapor boots. The Paraguay-inspired boots are made by the artist Lili Cantero, who can be very proud with the work done on these. Also, it’s awesome to see Hulk in the Mizuno Morelia Neo Origami boots.