Pictures: Lukas Podolski Receives Custom Adidas Ace Boots for Last-Ever Germany Match
Update: Boot heads around the world were in shock when Lukas Podolski unexpectedly took the field in the Blue Blast edition of the Adidas Ace last night. Thankfully, he switched to the black and white special edition shortly after to end his international career in unique fashion.
Germany forward Lukas Podolski will make his 130th and final appearance for Germany tonight against England. To end an immensely successful international career in style, Podolski's sponsor Adidas has created a pair of custom, Germany-inspired Ace 17.1 football boots for the occasion.
Adidas Ace 17.1 Leather "Podolski" - Black / White / Red / Gold
This image shows the special boots Adidas has created for Lukas Podolski's farewell match.
Based on the already iconic Ace 17.1 Leather, a model Podolski recently switched to from the Copa 17, these Germany-infused design is split between a black heel and midfoot part and white in the front. The 3 Stripes, which sit on the outside of the model, feature the colors of the Germany flag.
Further individualizing the look are Podolski's initials and shirt number can be seen on the outstep of the boots he will wear in his last-ever Germany international game against England, while the Cologne flag on the tongue of the left shoe pays homage to his upbringing and close connection to the city. The German flag can be seen on the right shoe.
A special creations for Lukas Podolski, these boots are set to be worn just for tonight's game and are more likely to end up in a museum afterwards than go on sale to the public.
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