Boot Saga Continues: Arsenal's Nicolas Pépé to Leave Adidas for New Balance or Puma

Update: Nicolas Pépé has debuted the latest Puma Future 5.1 football boot colorway away against Brighton today, making it almost certain that he has indeed joined Puma.

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Nicolas Pépé Debuts Puma Future Football Boots

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Update: The boot saga of Arsenal's Nicolas Pépé continues. Nicolas Pepe has been spotted training in the latest Puma Future 'Rise Pack' football boots, just days after he tested a blackout version of the upcoming Puma Ultra football boots.

Nicolas Pépé Trains In Puma One & Puma Ultra Boots

In his last match for Arsenal in early March 2020, Nicolas Pepe wore the latest colorway of the Nike Mercurial Vapor XIII soccer boots.

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September 2020: Arsenal's Nicolas Pépé to Leave Adidas for New Balance or Puma?

Update: After being spotted with blackout New Balance boots just around 10 days ago, Nicolas Pepe was wearing the latest colorway of PUMA FUTURE 4.1 in training. He still wore Adidas Nemeziz 19+ football boots in Arsenal's last match, however.

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Nicolas Pepe Trains In Latest Puma Future Boots

It is very unlikely that Pepe already signed a contract with Puma as he is still wearing Adidas cleats in official matches. However, we are pretty sure that he will sign a new boot deal very soon.

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Arsenal forward Nicolas Pépé could be leaving Adidas, a short time after he garnered the attention of the internet for wearing the Nemeziz 'Spider-Man' special-edition boots.

As spotted by the excellent bootsculture account on Instagram, Pépé laced up in a pair of blacked-out New Balance Furon v5 boots. That's the same model worn by Liverpool winger Sadio Mané - and not anyone else really.

It makes perfect sense for New Balance to try and pick up more high-profile players, considering the brand's very thin roster. If you want to sell football boots, you better have some professionals wear them.

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So far, no details about the deal between Adidas and Pépé have surfaced. However, it's worth noting that BeIN Sport reported Adidas would try to get him to Bayern back in March - this would suggest a pretty strong relationship between brand and player, who, while not in Germany, ended up signing with another 3-stripe club.

Stay tuned for updates as they become available.

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