Creative Soccer Culture

Global Boot Spotting

A prime drop from adidas has appeared on the pitches of the Premier League this week, while several brands’ future plans continue to be revealed in the form of prototypes getting more game time. It’s Monday, which means its time for some Boot Spotting. Sitting comfortably? Let’s begin…

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Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea) adidas F50 X Ghosted adizero

This week, adidas took a trip down 'Memory Lane', launching six special edition boots that merged the F50 Adizero with the adidas X Ghosted. Callum Hudson-Odoi has previously been seen in the OG colourway from the 2010 World Cup in training, and this week he wore them in an official match in Chelsea's Europa League triumph over Sevilla.

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Timo Werner (Chelsea) adidas F50 X Ghosted

Next up from the 'Memory Lane' Pack was Hudson-Odoi's teammate, Timo Werner, who played against Leeds United in the F50 Adizero Prime X Ghosted boot, which took the upper from the 2011 release and placed it on top of the modern day X Ghosted soleplate.

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Son Heung-Min (Tottenham Hotspur) adidas F50 X Ghosted

The third and last of the six to be on show from the 'Memory Lane' Pack this week came on the feet of Tottenham's Son in the North London Derby. Bringing the Chameleon x Crazylight into the modern day seemed to work for the Spurs attacker, as he curled home a beauty from distance against Arsenal.

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Hector Bellerin (Arsenal) Nike Premier II

The Nike Premier II is a gem of a boot that's overlooked by the pros of top-tier football in favour of the latest innovative releases, in line with their' contracts with the brands. But what if you don't have a contract? Then you're free to wear whatever you choose, and it speaks volumes for the Nike Premier II that Hector Bellerin chose to wear them this week in the North London Derby.

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Timothy Weah (Lille OSC) adidas Nemeziz .1

It had seemed that Timothy Weah was all but a New Balance man, with the USA international having been spotted in a couple upcoming colourways from the American brand. But that has now been cast into doubt, after he was spotted wearing the adidas 'Precision to Blur' Nemeziz .1 in Lille's 2-1 win over Monaco.

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Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur) Next-gen adidas Predator

As we role towards the end of one year and the beginning of another there's a host of prototypes being put through their paces. First up this week is the new Predator+ on the feet of Dele, and it features a tweak to the aesthetics, upping the level of aggression on show.

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Willian (Arsenal) Next-gen PUMA Future

Another that we've seen a lot of recently is the next-gen PUMA Future, and the latest player to be seen in it was Arsenal's Willian, who wore it in the North London derby against Spurs. With players starting to wear this in matches, it can't be far of a release, so expect this one early next year.

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Wi­lmar Barrios (Zenit St Petersburg) Next-gen adidas COPA.1

The adidas COPA looks set for a wavy new update early next year, and Wi­lmar Barrios wore it in Zenit's Champions League defeat against Club Brugge this week. Indications suggest that the COPA has had some pretty significant retooling.

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Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa) Nike Tiempo Legend V

Tyrone Mings continues to enjoy working his way through Nike's Tiempo back catalogue, and this week he selected the Legend V model in the 'Highlight Pack' from 2015. Big and bold was the order of the day, with the bright colourings dominating all four silos in the pack.

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Yusuf Yazici (Lille OSC) adidas F50 adizero Messi Mirosar10

Another throwback F50 design, but this one, on the feet of Lille OSC midfielder Yusuf Yazici, is the OG – no modern updates here, this is pure throwback fire. Adidas created the F50 adizero Messi Mirosa10 as a tribute to Messi’s hometown in Rosario, Argentina.

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