Legend Daniele De Rossi Cuts Hole In Boots - Here Is Why

Thursday, 29 August 2019
AS Roma legend who joined Boca Juniors this summer caught our attention as he wore some unusual footwear in his first match for the Argentinian club.

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Because Of Blisters? Daniele De Rossi Cuts Hole On Left Heel Area Of Adidas Predator 19.1 Boots

De Rossi cut a big hole in the left heel area of his Adidas Predator boots, exactly in the area of the heel plastic pad element. The reason for the midfielder o have cut a hole in his boots is likely that he simply had a blister on his heel that he did not wish to further irritate.

Interestingly, the large rubber component has been just as added to the heel with the latest generation of the Predator. It is designed to help keep a more natural/contoured shape and provide additional protection through the area.

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Apart from the hole in the left heel area, Daniele De Rossi's Adidas Predator 19.1 boots seem to be the same as the standard version of them in terms of tech.

De Rossi's boots also come with the usual text customization of professionals. He is wearing TruSox.

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Copying Coutinho - Serie A Defender Cuts Hole In Adidas Predator Boots

De Rossi is not the first player who has cut a hole in his boots in the past few years. Coutinho cut a a massive hole into his boots in the heel area two years ago, while Hummels is wearing Predators with a hole in the front area.

Have you sported other players who 'modified' their boots? Comment below.
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