Global Boot Spotting
We had all been waiting for the iconic Champions League anthem to echo around the stadiums so the knock-out stages could finally begin. On the biggest stage, world players don’t want to impress just with their performances but with their style too. We’ve picked the most interesting boots worn in the European battles.
Presnel Kimpembe (Paris Saint-Germain) – adidas X 18.1
With the absence of Neymar and Cavani, the Paris side found an unexpected hero in the first leg against United. The French talent has secured a huge win for PSG at the Old Trafford with his first professional goal ever. On top of that he absolutely nailed the boot X kit combination with the snow-white Paris’ away shirt and adidas X 18.1 boots from the “Spectral Mode” collection. This guy has fashion running in his veins.
Heung Min Son (Tottenham Hotspurs) – adidas X 18+
The Spurs haven’t been having the easiest period as they really need to prove that they’re able to cope without Harry Kane and Dele Alli. The Korean speedster Heung Min Son however took the responsibility in his hands. He helped the Spurs to a 3-0 victory against his favourite side Dortmund with a goal and an overall brilliant display in his adidas X 18+ boots from the “Exhibit Pack”.
Dani Alves (Paris Saint-Germain) – Nike Mercurial Vapor XII
Never-aging legend has come back after a difficult injury to shine again as he did in his prime. Dani Alves has been switching between adidas and Nike boots recently as he’s not tied by any contract. For the round-of-16 clash at Old Trafford he decided to choose the newest Nike Mercurial Vapor from the “Game Over” collection.
Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona) – adidas Nemeziz 18.1
Extremely rare night for the star man as he remained unusually quiet. Lots of chances, but none of them found the net of the Lyon’s goal. Divine Leo at least shoved off a real striking combo of his adidas Nemeziz “Exhibit Pack” boots and the Barca away shirt.
Leroy Sané (Manchester City) – Nike Mercurial Vapor XII
Epic comeback to a club where the German grew up to earn a move to one of the world’s finest clubs was expected. Leroy Sané, however, hasn’t even made it to the starting line-up against his Schalke whose fans could therefore remain calm. This was only true until he eventually came on the pitch and inspired his team to turn the game around with an unbelievable free kick. No celebration though. For Leroy, a manifest of respect to his former club. His Mercurial Vapor boots from “Heritage Pack”, though, were shining anyway.
Joshua Kimmich (FC Bayern München) – Nike Magista Obra II
The Bavarian giant had to face a tough challenge. To stop the almost unstoppable. One of the main roles belonged to the full-back Joshua Kimmich. And it worked perfectly as Liverpool failed to score for the first time on its home ground and the German defender contributed to the promising result with a decent performance in the Nike Magista Obra II boots from the World Cup collection. Joshua has still not made the change to the new PhantomVSN and belongs to players who demonstrate their emotional bond to these wonderfully fitting boots.