It’s that time of the week again. We take a look at who made the cut in what turned out to be a busy week of limited edition, next-generations, custom, and throwback boot spotting. From Madrid to Millwall, via Toronto and Turin. Let’s go…
Hector Bellerin (Arsenal) PUMA x Pro:Direct ONE 18.1
Hector Bellerin switched into the LDN City Pack edition of the PUMA ONE as Arsenal beat Watford 2-0 at the Emirates on Saturday. The pack was a PUMA x Pro:Direct collaboration with London influencers Poet & Yinka, and featured a design inspired by London tower blocks and the people that fill them.
Marko Arnautovic (West Ham) PUMA x Pro:Direct Future 2.1
West Ham’s Marko Arnautovic was also repping the LDN City Pack in the capital this weekend as he switched into the Future 2.1 edition in the Hammers’ 3-1 win over former Premier League heavyweights Man United. The Future boot also featured a tower block aesthetic with a «No Ball Games» sign on the heel.
Mark Duffy (Sheffield United) adidas Predator Accelerator
Sheffield United midfielder Mark Duffy has managed to get his hands on a pair of the adidas Predator Accelerator re-releases to wear for the first time against Millwall on Saturday. In typical Predator style Duffy bagged himself a hat-trick of assists as the Blades came out 3-2 winners. These will never not look good on pitch.
John Fleck (Sheffield United) Nike Air Zoom Total 90 III
Duffy’s central midfielder partner John Fleck was also representing the old school on Saturday as he whipped out his Nike Air Zoom Total 90 III boots. The Scotsman has been wearing the 2004 edition for the entire 2018/19 season to date. Another boot that we’ll never tire of seeing on pitch.
Cristian Penilla (New England Revolution) Nike Mercurial Vapor
The craftiest boot spot of the week goes to Cristian Penilla for colouring in his Nike Mercurial Vapor 360 boots to look like an adidas Nemeziz. Yep, we see you Cristian. To be fair it’s not a bad attempt at all, but adidas may have a few words if he’s an official Three Stripes player. That’s if they even spot it…
Victor Camarasa (Cardiff City) Mizuno Morelia Neo II
It’s good to see more Mizuno representation in the Premier League at any time, but especially when their boots look this sharp. Cardiff City’s Victor Camarasa was sporting the «Gold/Black» Morelia Neo II on Sunday as his side lost at home to fellow Premier League strugglers Burnley.
Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid) PUMA Future 2.1
Antoine Griezmann was wearing a custom PUMA Future Netfit 2.1 boot in the goalless Madrid derby at the weekend. The design was created and hand painted by Orravan Design – the man behind numerous custom boots on the pro scene including designs for Lukas Podolski & Bakary Sako. Griezmann’s boots featured tributes to Atleti and Fortnite.
Willian (Chelsea) Nike Next-Gen
Chelsea winger Willian switched into a blacked out version of an upcoming Nike silo in training last week. The Brazilian’s boots resemble the recent PhantomVSN series and are likely to be the new design that replaces the long serving Hypervenom line. Stay tuned…
Anthony Barylla (Zwickau) Nike Mercurial Superfly 360
Anthony Barylla provided one the most satisfying custom Mercurial Superfly 360 designs of the weekend in the German third tier of football. A clean royal blue upper with white and matching Swooshes. Job done.
Daniele Favale (Torino) Nike Mercurial Superfly CR7
Torino U17’s Daniele Favale played against rivals Juventus wearing the Nike Mercurial Superfly CR7 Chapter 7 design at the weekend. There’s some irony in playing against your biggest rivals wearing the signature boot of their best player, but it’s a smart boot, one of the best from the full collection, so all is good.