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Global Boot Spotting

Another International week has seen plenty of action on the Boot Spotting front, with plenty of New and upcoming releases joined by some special editions and custom creations on pitches across the globe. Ready to see who made the list? Scroll on…

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Lionel Messi (Argentina) adidas X Speedflow .1

Adidas dropped the White Spark Pack back at the end of October, and now their biggest star has made the switch into the X Speedflow .1 from the pack this week. Messi swapped out of his signature 'Unparalleled' colourway for Argentina's 1-0 win over Uruguay this week.

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Jordan Henderson (England) Nike Tiempo Legend 9

The Nike Tiempo Legend 9 arrived late for the Nike Football Recharge pack, and Jordan Henderson is among the many players to have now changed into the current on-pitch colourway. He did so for England's 5-0 win against Albania, a game in which the Liverpool skipper also scored.

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Crysencio Summerville (Netherlands U21) Nike Mercurial Superfly KM Flames

Kylian Mbappe notched a hattrick for France this week in his signature boots, but he's not the only one to be repping them this week, with Netherlands U21 player Crysencio Summerville also spotted in them in the game against Bulgaria U21.

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Memphis Depay (Netherlands) Unknown blackout boot

Memphis Depay was spotted in a mystery blackout boot during Netherlands training this week. The Dutch star is seemingly without a boot contract since his deal with Under Armour expired, however he has been wearing the American brand a fair bit recently, so our money is on this being a next-gen boot from them.

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Stephen Eustaquio (Canada) Nike Mercurial Superfly CR7

More signature edition style on the feet of other players, with Canada's Stephen Eustaquio opting for the Cristiano Ronaldo's 'Spark Positivity' Nike Mercurial Superfly drop, which launched back in June.

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Jonathan David (Canada) adidas F50 X Ghosted

Sticking with Canada's World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica, and Jonathan David netted the only goal in the game, doing so in the special edition adidas X Ghosted, which dropped back in December, bringing the past outer aesthetics from 2010 onto the current silo's tech.

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Sergio Ramos (PSG) Mizuno Morelia Neo III Beta

While we await his debut for PSG, it seems that the team is not the only thing Sergio Ramos has changed recently. A stalwart in Nike's ranks, the Spaniard's contract with the Swoosh expired and it now seems likely that he will sign with Mizuno, having been spotted getting up to speed in a blacked out Morelia Neo III β.

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Denzel Dumfries (Netherlands) adidas X 99.1

Denzel Dumfries must've been looking for an extra-lightweight edge in training this week, opting too lace up in the adidas X 99.1, which paid homage to the world's lightest ever football boots that dropped back in 2015, the Adizero 99g.

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Hirving Lozano (Mexico) Nike Mercurial Vapor XIII

There was a huge World Cup qualifier Stateside on the weekend between USA and Mexico, and despite the result not going his way, Hector Lozano caught the eye for his choice of the Nike Mercurial Vapor XIII 'Future DNA'.

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Scott Jamieson (Melbourne City) adidas Predator Freak .1 Low

There was a local derby Down Under in the FFA Cup as Melbourne City took on South Melbourne at the Lakeside Stadium in the round of 32 match. Dressed for the occasion was Scott Jamieson, who opted to wear the adidas Predator Freak .1 Low from the EQT Pack. City cruised to a 3-0 win for those that are keeping tabs...

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Ellen White (Manchester City Women) Next Gen adidas Predator .1

We've been seeing a lot of the next gen Adidas Predator prototype lately, and the latest athlete to give us a good look at it is Manchester City and England forward, Ellen White, who trained in it this week.

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James Carragher (Wigan Athletic) Nike Phantom GT II

Son of Liverpool legend Jamie, James Carragher is carving his own path at Wigan, and in this week's Papa John's EFL Trophy Group C game between against Shrewsbury Town he caught the eye win the Nike Phantom GT II 'UV' colourway.

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Chiara Silberstorff (Germany U16) Nike Mercurial Superfly VII

There's a lot of personalised colourways doing the rounds these days thanks to the Nike By You service, but the Nike Mercurial Superfly VII on the feet of Germany's U16 player, Chiara Silberstorff deserves special recognition as one of the best we've seen for a while. The black and red combo topped off with flashes of Gold in the Swoosh... Nice.

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