Creative Soccer Culture

Global Boot Spotting

Another round of matches has provided the requisite new and upcoming releases, throwback classics and special editions on the feet of pros for this week’s Boot Spotting. Ready? Course you are…

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Lionel Messi (PSG) adidas X Speedflow Messi .1

Lionel Messi debuted his latest signature edition boot, the adidas X Speedflow Messi .1 'Mi Historia', in his side's 1-0 loss to Nice. The design of the boot calls back to his signature Adizero IV from 2014.

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Neymar (PSG) PUMA Future Z 1.3

PUMA gave the world a first look at the next generation Future Z 1.3 this week, with the unveiling of the 'teaser' edition. It was revealed ahead of the Nice v PSG game, and Neymar went on to wear it in the 1-0 loss.

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Kevin Agudelo (Spezia Calcio) adidas predator Edge +

Not a hard one to spot on pitch, the kaleidoscope of colours that is the special edition adidas Predator Edge 'Geometric' was seen on pitch in Serie A, as Spezia Calcio's Kevin Agudelo slipped them on for his side's 1-0 loss to Juventus.

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Emile Smith Rowe (Arsenal) adidas X Speedflow .1

Very interesting potential move on the cards for Arsenal's Emile Smith Rowe, with the young Gunner training in the adidas X Speedflow. He has been wearing the Nike Phantom VNM, an older model boot, often in a blackout, suggesting his contract with Nike was coming to an end. A switch to the Three Stripes could be a very interesting move...

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Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal Women) Next Gen adidas X

Former Gunner Serge Gnabry was spotted training in the laced version of the next gen adidas X this week, and current Gunner Vivianne Miedema then followed up by giving us one of our first looks at the sleek looking laceless version. Expect to see these more in the coming weeks.

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Serge Gnabry (Bayern Munich) adidas X Speedflow .1

Speaking of Serge Gnabry, and the Bayern Munich man was also spotted wearing the upcoming Champions League-inspired adidas X Speedflow .1 in training along with Karim Benzema, and both men then wore them in their respective matches against Bayer Leverkusen and Real Sociedad. Expecting these to officially drop ahead of next week's Champions League return.

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Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) Next gen Nike Mercurial Vapor

Nike have been rolling out the next gen Nike Mercurial prototype to pros across Europe. United pair Bruno Fernandes and Fred were the both spotted in the Vapor and Superfly respectively.

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Fidel O'Rourke (Liverpool u19) Nike Phantom GT II

Not loads of players switching into the Nike 'Blueprint' Phantom GT II, so nice to see Liverpool youngster Fidel O'Rourke embracing the new colourway in his side's UEFA Youth League Round Of Sixteen match against KRC Genk.

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Alfa Semedo (Vitoria SC) PUMA Future Z 1.2

PUMA dropped the 'First Mile' pack recently, which featured versions of the Future Z 1.2 and Ultra 1.3 made entirely from recycled bottles diverted from landfill and oceans. Vitoria's Alfa Semedo laced up in the latter for his side's 3-0 loss to Benfica.

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Miguel Azeez (Arsenal u23) adidas Predator Accelerator ZZ

The North London Derby at any level is a special occasion and calls for the according dress code. Stepping up to that mark in the recent PL2 match was Arsenal's Miguel Azeez, who opted for the golden adidas Predator Accelerator ZZ. A boot worthy of the 2-1 win that the Gunners enjoyed.

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Diane Caldwell (Manchester United Women) adidas Predator 19+

Following on from the golden Zinedine Zidane-inspired Predator Accelerator, Manchester United Women's Diane Caldwell was spotted in the modern interpretation, the adidas Predator 19+, in her side's 4-0 win over Leicester in the WSL.

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