All across the World this weekend there was an outpouring of new football boots and colourways
Professional players were given the chance to break in some of the hottest new football boots that the world’s top brands had to offer; so imagine our surprise when some of the biggest ambassadors of their brand opted to stick with an older pair!
We’re sure we weren’t the only ones who expected Arsenal Captain Cesc Fabregas to wear a pair of the new Team Red/ Metallic Gold/ Summit White CTR 360‘s in this weekends game against West Ham.
So imagine our surprise when he turned out wearing the original CTR360 Challenge Red/Black colourway!
Fabregas went on to score a penalty later in the game, which would have been an ideal d'©but for the so-called ‘Arsenal’ CTR360
Sticking with Arsenal – Fabregas’ teammate Gael Clichy has been something of a posterboy for the new Umbro Stealth range – appearing in a couple of publicity shots and doing some interviews to promote the boot.
But as you can see, the French left-back is a stickler for tradition, continuing to wear the ancient SX Flare, instead of Umbro’s latest!
Moving further afield, after training in the new Superfly II earlier this week many were convinced that ‘Mr. Mercurial’ himself, Cristiano Ronaldo, would lace up his Superfly II’s this weekend for the first time competitively.
But the Portuguese trickster opted instead to stay with the original Superfly for their clash with a spirited Sporting Gijon side.
Maybe Cristiano was worried he wouldn’t do the boot justice after Clint Dempsey’s outstanding outing in the new Nike football boot earlier in the week?
Back in the Premiership, Nicolas Anelka has refused to budge from his Blaze Yellow/Chili Red Puma v1.10‘s for a long while now.
But surely Puma’s recent colourways would be enough to tempt the Frenchman out of his beloved boots? The Black/Puma Royal v1.10 would be a great match for his Chelsea away kit…
…but apparently not! Anelka once again stuck with the Yellow football boots – but perhaps he’ll change for Chelsea’s next game, as Sunday’s game at Blackburn will be one that the Blues will want to remove all traces of!
We reckon that because all the players we’ve mentioned are currently fighting for first place in their respective leagues, they might be a little bit superstitious with their choice of boots, so are sticking with their ‘lucky’ versions!
Who else did you spot this weekend deliberately dodging the latest boots and colours? Leave us a comment and tell us!