El Clásico Football Boot Preview

El Clásico, the giant match up between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona, and arguably the biggest game in club football besides the Champions League final, is only two day away.

Update: We've added the actual Barcelona boot XI for the match, Real Madrid to follow shortly.

Just in time for the classic, Leo Messi returns from injury, while the world premiere of the Nike Tiempo Legend VI will also be witnessed by people around the world. Let's take a look at the football boots on both sides of the field.

Real Madrid v FC Barcelona - El Clásico Boot Preview

This is the expected Real Madrid Boot XI (via Football Boots DB.)



Besides the big Tiempo Legend VI boot debut, starring Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane and Gerard Pique, Leo Messi will also wear his newest Adidas Messi 15.1 boot colorway for the first time. Just back from a knee injury, Messi is only expected to play a few minutes as a second-half substitute.



Boots-wise, only pairs from the big two, Adidas and Nike, are set to feature in the match, with shares between both brands split fairly even. In our predicted lineups, Nike supplies boots for 13 players, while Adidas has 9 under contract. Pepe could mix things up a little with his Umbro Speciali boots, but Ramos and Varane should get the nod over him in central defense.



In terms of unique and unusual boot choices, make sure to keep an eye on Neymar, who's given us yet another glimpse at the truly one-of-a-kind Nike boots this week. Disguised to look like the Nike Hypervenom, they're really just a painted-over Mercurial Vapor X, although a few specs are different.


Meanwhile on Real Madrid's side, Isco's Hypervenom-Mercurial boot saga is set to be continued. Cristiano Ronaldo continues to sport a lowered Dynamic Fit collar with his newest Nike Mercurial Superfly 'Savage Beauty' boots, which also boast a special 'celebration' logo on the heel exclusive to Ronaldo's very own boots.

Who will win? Share your Clásico predictions in the comments below.