Boot Watch #023 | Drinkwater, Sterling, Predator Mania, Adizero & Unreleased Boots

We are back with a new Boot Watch. This week's edition brings awesome classic boot spots such as the Adidas Predator Mania 2002 football boots and the gold Adidas Adizero Messi 2010 as well as striking new cleats from Adidas and Mizuno. Thanks to Mexican boot fanatics abcdefutbol for some of the spots.



Diego de Buen - Adidas Predator Mania




Santos Laguna midfielder opted for the original Adidas Predator Mania 2002 football boots in the eight match day of the 2017-2018 Liga MX season.

Alejandro Zendejas - Adidas F50 Adizero Messi 2010 Metallic Gold




19-year old winger Alejandro Zendejas provided an awesome boot spot as he laced up in the Metallic Gold Adidas F50 Adizero soccer cleats that were exclusively released for FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi in August 2010.

Keisuke Honda - Mizuno Rebula Made in Japan - Pink


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Japanese freekick master Keisuke Honda stood out in the past few Liga MX matches for Pachuca wearing the new pink Mizuno Rebula K-Leather Made in Japan football boots.

Mauro Arambarri - Adidas Ace 17.1 Pyro Storm


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Mauro Arambarri laced up in the upcoming Adidas Ace 17.1 Pyro Storm soccer cleats colorway a few weeks to early. He switched back to the Ocean Storm boots for the La Liga clash against Barcelona, however.

Raheem Sterling - Nike Hypervenom Phantom III Lock In Let Loose


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Maybe not an all-new boot spot is Raheem Sterling's switch from the Nike Mercurial Vapor to the Nike Hypervenom Phantom. However, as people nevertheless remind us of the his boots regularly, there are still many how are surprised by his boots.

Danny Drinkwater - Adidas Nemeziz 17.1 Ocean Storm


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New Chelsea signing Danny Drinkwater joined Adidas ahead of the start of the 2017-2018 season. He first switched from the Nike Magista Opus to the Adidas X 17.1, while he has been lacing up in the Adidas Nemeziz 17.1 soccer boots for a few weeks now.

Koke, Rakitic, Neuer, Hummels - Adidas Predator 18



The most important boot spot of the past few days is definitely that several players trained in the Adidas Predator 2018 football boot. Replacing the Adidas Ace and featuring almost all features of the Adidas Ace, the Adidas Predator 18 soccer cleat most remarkably adds rubber elements to the boot to create a 'real' Adidas Predator (the first prototypes featured no rubber control elements).



Have you spotted any other classic / unreleased boots or boot switches in the past few weeks? Let us know in the comments below.