Champions League, Europa League, FA Cup, Domestic League. The past seven days has had it all. Taking an alternative look back at the week of football we dive into Global Boot Spotting like an agitated Dele Alli after a stray loose ball.
Bernd Thijs (Gent) adidas Gloro 16.1
Gent Coach and former player Bernd Thijs gets us underway this week having turned out on the Wembley turf before his side's 2-2 draw with Tottenham in the all blue adidas Gloro 16.1 from the 'Speed of Light' collection. Block coloured boots. Strong.
Pepe (Real Madrid) Umbro Medusae
Real Madrid snatched victory from the jaws of defeat on Sunday night by coming from 2-0 behind to win 3-2 at Villarreal to ensure they remained at the top of La Liga. Pepe was once again in the Medusae silo, wearing the latest 'Orange Pop' colourway as part of the brand's current on pitch line-up.
Cherrelle Albert (Watford Ladies) Nike Mercurial Vapor
Cherrelle Albert provided one of the best boot spots of the week by slipping into the first ever Nike Mercurial Vapor generation as Watford Ladies lost 3-2 to London Bees. Originally launched back in 2002 as the next level of lightweight innovation, the debut Mercurial Vapor took streamline performance to new places. Let's just hope Albert had a few plasters on her heels.
Michail Antonio (West Ham) Umbro Velocita 3
Michail Antonio was in action on Saturday evening wearing the 'Orange Pop' Umbro Velocita 3. The West Ham attacker helped his side come back to earn a point at Watford but he was in the Vicarage Road showers before the 90 minutes was up having picked up a second yellow card late in the second half.
Yohann Cabaye (Crystal Palace) New Balance Visaro 2.0
Yohann Cabaye laced up the latest New Balance Visaro 2.0 colourway as Crystal Palace recorded a much needed three points with victory over Middlesbrough. The Palace midfielder has had his Visaro boots heavily modified as the rigid graphics that feature on the standard shelf boots are replaced by a much smoother surface.
Kevin Mirallas (Everton) New Balance Furon 2.0
Kevin Mirallas joined Cabaye in the latest New Balance colour updates by wearing the "Alpha Orange" Furon 2.0. The Everton winger is one of the more recent recruits to the New Balance squad as the brand look to increase their Premier League numbers.
Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle United) Puma evoPOWER 1.3
Jonjo Shelvey looks close to be joining PUMA having worn the evoPOWER in his last two games for Newcastle. The former Liverpool man was wearing a complete blacked out edition of the evoPOWER 1.3 against Aston Villa in midweek before switching into the secondary evoPOWER Vigor 1 colourway on Saturday against Bristol City. Shelvey had previously been wearing the Nike Mercurial Vapor this season.
Natasha Harding (Liverpool Ladies) Concave Volt +
Concave continue their recent surge into professional player recruitment by landing their brand new Volt + colourway on the feet of Liverpool Ladies forward Natasha Harding. The latest blue and white collection sits across the trio of Concave silos, led by the Volt and followed by the Halo and Aura.
Danijel Milićević (Gent) Nike Tiempo 6
Gent booked their place in the next round of the Europa League at the expense of Tottenham Hotspur under the Wembley arch on Thursday night. Daniel Milićević provided the pick of the boot spotting out of the fluorescent Belgians by wearing a custom white and gold Nike Tiempo Legend 6 colourway.
Eljero Elia (Feyenoord) adidas F50 adizero
Eljero Elia took things back to 2014 this weekend by wearing the adidas 'Battle Pack' F50 adizero, originally launched to be worn at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The Dutch winger helped his Feyenoord side take a huge step closer to lifting the Eredivisie title by beating PSV Eindhoven 2-1 to extended their lead at the top of the table.
Josh Mitchell (Eastern FC) Nike Air Zoom T90 II
If you didn't catch much of the AFC Champions League Group Stages this week then the chances are you missed Eastern FC's Josh Mitchell wearing the Nike Air Zoom T90 II. Launched way back in 2002, the same year of the Mercurial Vapor, the Air Zoom T90 II was one of the most recognised boots on pitch of a generation with the likes of Paul Scholes, Luis Figo, Roberto Carlos and a young Wayne Rooney all wearing them.
Fraser Forster (Southampton) Under Armour Clutchfit 3.0
Even Fraser Forster's big old red size 12's weren't enough to put Zlatan Ibrahimovic off on Sunday as Manchester United lifted the EFL Cup at Wembley. Forster, who has recently signed with Under Armour switched into the brand new all red Clutchfit 3.0 boots for the game – a boot that is set to drop later this week.
Marco Borriello (Cagliari) Nike Mercurial Superfly V
Marco Borriello must be the longest serving black out player in Europe's top leagues. The Cagliari man has been wearing blacked out editions of the Nike Mercurial Superfly series since 2014, suggesting he simply likes the stealth look. Either that, or he's very patiently awaiting a boot deal. Borriello has added further personalisation to his footwear by including his squad number on the instep and the image of small chap on the outstep of his boots, could be Gareth Barry, can't really see.