Unisport Boot Spots | What pro player boots caught our eye


Written by Mathias

The busiest week of football this season by a mile. The Champions League is back and the biggest european leagues were far from short of action.

Andrea Pirlo (New York City FC) - Nike Tiempo Pirlo

The Nike Tiempo boots inspired by Pirlo’s love of fine wine has been on the pitch for a couple of weeks, but last week Nike presented it officially and today it was made available for sale. They are nothing short of majestic and it is absolutely about time that Andrea Pirlo got a signature boot.

Alex Iwobi (Arsenal) - Nike Mercurial Superfly IV Custom

Alex Iwobi has really got a hold of his spot on the Arsenal team and is looking to feature quite frequently this season. Against PSG he stepped onto the pitch in a pair of customised Nike Mercurial Superfly IV. He was however quickly shepherded into the correct colourway by Nike, when he played in the Premier League this weekend. He is definitely done being an academy player in blackout boots and can expect a big boy contract.

Paul Pogba (Manchester United) - adidas ACE 16+ PureControl #Pogboom

Speaking of big boy contracts. Paul Pogba continues to play absolutely atrociously and now it looks like he might have the audacity to blame it on the boots. (Alright, probably not why, but we like to stir things up) He cracked out a pair of boots from back when his form was better, but that didn’t make much difference. It gave us another to enjoy the stunning and incredibly rare adidas ACE 16+ PureControl Pogboom boots.

Radamel Falcao (Monaco) - PUMA evoSPEED SL Blackout

Quite the kit match. Radamel Falcao is at the end of the 5 year contract he signed with PUMA in 2011 and that's why he is playing in blackouted evoSPEED. His stock has certainly dropped since then and it will be interesting to see if they want to resign.

Kevin Mirallas & Alvaro Negredo (Everton & Middlesbrough) - New Balance Furon II Apex Limited Edition

A double showing of the Limited Edition Apex Furon II in this Saturday’s Premier League fixture. The boot is inspired by the peregrine falcon and being top of the food chain. The Furon boot is already getting a lot of new fans and if you tried the mesh upper you would instantly understand why.

Olivier Giroud & Antoine Griezmann (Arsenal & Atletico Madrid) - PUMA evoPOWER Graphic & PUMA evoSPEED Graphic

Two dangermen in signature boots. Griezmann and Giroud have been presented with new Graphic boots from PUMA that are inspired by tribal skulls. The boots got their on-pitch debuts this week in the Champions League. That evoPOWER is certainly an eye-catcher.