Week two, and yet we have already seen our fair share of controversial moments and stunning pieces of football. The boot spots keep rolling in too, and we do not waste our time in bringing you only the best boot spots that are available. Take a look at the spots that caught our eye this week.
Robin Van Persie (Manchester United) – adidas Predator adiPower
He was the main man behind arguably the biggest move in the transfer market so far, but Robin Van Persie has not been wearing the boots everyone was anticipating. The Dutchman last wore the Slime adiPower during his red hot 2011-12 EPL campaign, and perhaps Van Persie has not continued wearing the Predator LZ to get in amongst the goals. With his cracking volley on the weekend, it will be interesting to see what Van Persie will wear next week.
Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern Munich) – adidas adiPure III (Custom)
It has not been hidden that Bastian Schweisteiger has not been a big fan of the adiPure 11Pro. The Bayern Munich midfielder has been seen in the adiPure III than the adiPure 11Pro since the boot was first released earlier this year. This is not a good look from the headline player of the range, so adidas have found a way around the problem. Adidas have disguised a pair of adiPure IIIs as a pair of adiPure 11Pros, and a photo on our Facebook page shows off Schweinsteiger’s customised boots.
Gary Cahill (Chelsea) – adidas Predator LZ
Boot switches have been everywhere during the off season, and it seems the adidas Predator LZ has yet another player to add to it’s long name of endorsees. While Gary Cahill played in Umbro Stealth II Pro last season, the defender has since moved on to the Predator LZ. Umbro seem to be losing players at a relatively steady rate at the moment, we wonder how long it is going to be until the likes of Andy Carroll and John Terry stop wearing their Umbro boots.
Mesut Ozil (Real Madrid) – adidas Predator LZ
The Mesut Ozil boot saga goes on. Just when we thought that the Real Madrid man was going to stay on with his Nike Mercurial Vapor VIIIs, he pulled out a pair of Predator LZs for Real Madrid’s game against Getafe this weekend. Considering Ozil was contracted with Nike, we are beginning to suspect he may be at the end of his contract, which is why he is being given a bit of time to wear different boots to decide who to sign up with.
Aaron Hunt (Werder Bremen) – Nike Mercurial Vapor VIII (Custom)
We must admit, the number of athletes who are opting for blacked out pairs of the Nike Mercurial Vapor VIII is very surprising. These athletes are seemingly not interested in the four Vapor VIII colour ways that have been launched so far, which might have caused Werder Bremen’s Aaron Hunt to arrange for his own pair of blacked out Vapor VIIIs. Judging by the craftsmanship, it does seem that Hunt has had his boots professionally blacked out and not done with a texta.
Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Tottenham) – adidas Predator adiPower
It seems Benoit Assou-Ekotto is up to his old tricks again. While the Tottenham full back was pictured in the Under Armour 10k Force Pro II just a few weeks ago, he has already changed his mind about the footwear, and he could be reigniting the craze that he started last season in the process. Assou-Ekotto made wearing two different boots at the same time strangely cool, plus it is working for him after he scored this weekend against West Brom.
May Mahlangu (Helsingborgs IF) – Puma V1.10
May Mahlangu seems to be into the craze that was started by Benoit Assou-Ekotto when he famously wore an adiPower on one foot and an adiZero on the other foot last season, could the Helsingborgs IF player have been influenced by the Spurs full back? Either way, Mahlangu has the White/Blue V1.10 on one foot and the Parachute Purple V1.10 on the other, creating a very interesting colour scheme.
Danny Wellbeck (Manchester United) – adidas miCoach F50 adiZero
This is shaping up to be one of the more interesting boot switching stories of the season. Even though Danny Wellbeck has appeared for Manchester United in the ‘Clash’ colour way Nike T90 Laser IV KL, it seems the England striker cannot make up his mind on what boot to move to. We saw him last week in the Predator LZ, yet we saw him training in the miCoach F50 adiZero this week. We will definitely be keeping an eye out for any further developments.
Jermaine Pennant (Stoke City) – adidas Predator LZ DB
Jermaine Pennant has been known for not wearing your stock standard football boots, and the Stoke City winger has outdone himself yet again. In the past 12 months, the former Liverpool player has worn miCoach F50 adiZeros, adiPure IVs, Predator adiPowers and even the CR7 Mercurial Vapor Superfly III. With such a wide array of boots, he has kept up with his predominantly adidas collection of boots in selecting to wear the Predator LZ DB.
That is it for this week’s boot spotting. What was your favourite spot this week? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.