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Football News > Football Boots Spotting

On the final day of a fantastic Premier League season, our ever-increasing army of boot-spotters were on hand to report back with their most interesting boot spots. This week we've got a mix of new and old boots, along with some customised boots and a nice surprise from Russia...


Luka Modric (Tottenham)
Nike Vapor Superfly I

Robin Van Persie (Arsenal)
adidas Predator X

Luka Modric must be frustrating Nike, as they've tried all season to get him into new boots, then right at the end of the season in consecutive games he changes his boots! Modric was playing in the yellow Superfly I football boots against Burnley, and to be fair he struck a great goal!

We noticed two differences about Robin Van Persie's adidas Predator X football boots. Firstly, Van Persie has asked for the PowerSwerve sole-plates, and secondly, we noticed he has gone for a tongue rather than a wrap around collar.



Didier Drogba (Chelsea)
Nike Vapor Superfly I

Wade Elliot (Burnley)
adidas adiPure I

We just had to feature Golden Boot winner Didier Drogba, who has been in scintillating form this season. The powerful striker has stuck with his Superfly I football boots despite the launch of the Superfly II, and has continued to promote the Nike RED campaign.

Another player preferring to stick with his old football boots is Wade Elliot. The Burnley player was sporting a pair of blue adiPure I football boots, a popular choice amongst adiPure fans, and proving they can still perform after scoring against Spurs.



George Elokobi (Wolves)
Umbro Stealth Pro

Alessandro Diamanti (West Ham)
Nike Tiempo Legend II

Elokobi is just one of a number of players switching into Umbro's new Stealth Pro football boots. One of the most recent boot ranges on the market, the Stealth Pro is Umbro's speed boot. We also couldn't help but notice Ebanks-Blake's blaze T90 Laser II's.

In our opinion black and volt is a classic colourway, that looks good no matter what the boot or the brand. And these Legend II football boots were an interesting choice from Diamanti, who has worn Nike CTR360 football boots fort he majority of the season.



Jack Cork (Burnley)
Puma Powercat 1.10

Darren Bent (Sunderland)
Umbro Speciali

Youngster Jack Cork missed out on the celebrations at Stamford Bridge, after spending the season on loan at Burnley. But the former Puma King wearer, will be pleased to have scored his first Premier League goal, wearing the Puma PowerCat football boots.

A very subtle and classy change from Darren Bent, who has been wearing the white/black Umbro Speciali football boots with the Sunderland away kit. The Speciali's have proven a great choice for Darren Bent this season, who netted an impressive 24 Premier League goals.



Oleksandr Aliyev (Lokomotiv)
Nike Vapor IV


We wandered whether Oleksandr Aliyev has taken a sneaky look at the SoccerBible Global Gallery for his boot inspiration! We were tipped off by a SoccerBible fan that the Russian midfielder had been sporting a pair of citron Vapors with RED laces, and we have to say with the kit and pitch colour combination, Aliyev's boots look great!




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Only published comments... May 10 2010, 12:04 PM by Editor



Naoise said:

May 10, 2010 5:19 PM

Luketallison said:

second chelsea forever !!!

May 10, 2010 5:53 PM

Matt24 said:

that makes me third...

Seems like not everybody likes the new boots...

Van Persie made some changes, Drogba wears the old ones the lokomotiv player wears vapor iV. There are even some adipure I's and legend II's

May 10, 2010 6:04 PM

benny buff said:

it doesn't matter what boots you wear as long as their comfy and the boot feels good on you

May 10, 2010 6:43 PM

benny buff said:

it doesn't matter what boots you wear as long as their comfy and the boot feels good on you

May 10, 2010 6:43 PM

benny buff said:

it doesn't matter what boots you wear as long as their comfy and the boot feels good on you

May 10, 2010 6:43 PM

benny buff said:

it doesn't matter what boots you wear as long as their comfy and the boot feels good on you

May 10, 2010 6:43 PM

Hala.Madrid said:

drogba is wearing the black soleplate with black studs!

May 10, 2010 7:54 PM

AE7 said:

Go Chelsea good job. good spotting.

May 10, 2010 8:35 PM

NP9 said:

Hala.Madrid - Yeah Drogba's Superfly I's have the Vapor IV SL's carbon fibre soleplate.

May 10, 2010 8:38 PM

MUFC said:

yeah drogba's sole plate is from the SL vapor IV's

May 10, 2010 8:47 PM

serbianfootballplayer said:

when you goes talk about drogba, it should be superfly II not superfly I

May 10, 2010 9:03 PM

Sixstud said:


I don't care how many times you try to sell us on it, Oliyev's boots are horrendous and that whole colour scheme was/is a joke.  Blatant Nike brainwashing, give me a pair of Copas or Morelias over those things anyday.....

May 10, 2010 9:09 PM

gak8 said:

im crying about chealsea right now

@soccerbible- on drogba's description it says The powerful striker has stuck with his Superfly I football boots despite the launch of the Superfly I<-- should be 2

Van persie's boots are soooo bet

nice iv's best vapor ever!!!


May 10, 2010 9:12 PM

pcm19 said:

serbianfootballplayer wat are u talking about?

too bad chelsea won...


May 10, 2010 9:13 PM

F.A Cup Glory said:


May 10, 2010 9:41 PM

rooney_10_MUFC said:

i wear ed laces..... take a picture of me!

May 10, 2010 9:42 PM

rooney_10_MUFC said:

i wear red laces..... take a picture of me!

May 10, 2010 9:43 PM

cronaldo9kaka8 said:

Seriously *** drogba, everybody who is a fan of is needs to stop playing with his ***. Rooney is a much better striker, and he will shine at the world cup and drogba wont do ***, but i do like modrics boots and i also like van persie's alot too, but seriously *** drogba

May 10, 2010 10:25 PM

Melo15 said:

my opinion. the yellow superfly are the best boots ever . the colour is just awesome !

May 10, 2010 10:44 PM

uruguay is better said:

the boots of aliyevs or whatever are grat :)

May 11, 2010 12:10 AM

Steven4vapor said:

van persie finally comes back.

May 11, 2010 4:10 AM

Steven4vapor said:

and i COMPLETELY agree with cronaldo9kaka8

May 11, 2010 4:10 AM

EDITYA_7 said:

love van persie boots....

May 11, 2010 4:25 AM

Dempsey_8_23 said:

Luka Modric is the most underrated player in the Prem

May 11, 2010 4:32 AM

mastershake said:

Yea modricis nasty. would have liked to see him back in the maestri ctr360 though. yellow superflies r nice but the best boot ever is the yellow/blk or white/blk nike laser I's

May 11, 2010 5:28 AM

unomaas said:

Drogba in his Superfly 1's with SL sole plate!  Might as well call it drogba hybridfly's...

May 11, 2010 6:04 AM

Dempsey_8_23 said:


sweet name lol

I loved him in Vapor III's but yeah io would say the dark red Maestri's are the next best thing.

May 11, 2010 6:35 AM

macca14 said:

wow wow, can someone get cronaldo9kaka8 & gak8a pint of bitter!! support ManUtd by any chance lads?

May 11, 2010 7:05 AM

simplyfootball said:

Why does Drogba always wear the same shoe? /:) Overall, very good boot spotting.

May 11, 2010 7:18 AM

football not soccer said:

@sixtud: well said, i was beginning to think i'd gone insane

May 11, 2010 9:14 AM

Dalston said:

Not a Chelsea fan, but you can't criticise Drogba - he's there to score goals and lead the line and that's what he does. He's been one of the best strikers in the world for the last five years or so.

May 11, 2010 11:15 AM

macca14 said:

hear hear Dalston. he's top scorer end of! the stats don't lie!

May 11, 2010 12:32 PM

robinluis said:

David dunn was wearing a navy champions league predator X and a black predator X against villa.

May 11, 2010 4:26 PM

Jorge 11 said:

i had those green cleats lol they are awesome

May 11, 2010 11:43 PM said:

um under drogba  they messed up its suppose to say "despite the launch of the Superfly II"

May 12, 2010 5:17 AM

JG10 said:


May 12, 2010 4:20 PM

austinledford94 said:

i love the green vapor 4, they are such a great color.

May 12, 2010 5:24 PM

manufan123 said:

hate drogba at least rooney doesn`t cry when he does not get to take a penalty all you people that think drogba`s better than rooney is blind

May 13, 2010 8:16 PM

magallon 18 said:

superfly 1 the best

May 25, 2010 7:33 PM

serbianfootballplayer said:

Thankyou for clearing up my comment

August 30, 2010 5:37 AM
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