Time to take trip around Europe, scanning the feet of players across the continent for their latest boot choices during Matchday 4 of the UEFA Champions League group stage.
Lionel Messi – adidas adiZero F50
Adidas gave Lionel Messi a brand new pair of boots and he marked the occasion in the only way you would expect him to; with a hat trick in FC Barcelona’s 4-0 demolition of Viktoria Plzen. The match was supposed to be the official debut of the boot but sneaky little Leo has worn them once before, when Argentina met Nigeria in a friendly at the beginning of September.
Loic Remy – Puma v1.08
Everyone wants the latest in boot technology, except for Loic Remy. The French international stuck with his good old Puma v1.08 boots in the Red/Black colorway as Marseilles played Arsenal. How many more pairs does he have to go through before he has to switch to something that isn’t three years old?
Victor Valdes – Nike Tiempo Legend III
The Barcelona keeper just signed a massive five year deal with Brazilian company Penalty to wear their boots and gloves. However, he was still wearing his old Nike Tiempo Legend III as he kept a clean sheet in the Champions League. Valdes loves a plain black boot but the new Penalty’s that he’ll switch into soon are a bit flash.
Aleksandr Gutor – Nike CTR 360 I
BATE Borisov’s goalkeeper, Aleksandr Gutor, hasn’t made the switch into any of the new Nike CTR 360′s. Instead, he’s opted for the Mario Balotelli special White/Black/Volt colorway. Wonder if he set his bathroom ablaze as his side drew 1-1 with AC Milan.
Samir Nasri – New Adidas Predator
Seems like just yesterday that Adidas introduced their new adiPower Predator range and the new set of colorways but it looks like they’re fully into testing the next version of the boot already. Samir Nasri was their test subject this time as Machester City trained ahead of their Champions League clash with Villareal. Maybe these will leave Nasri’s feet as soon as someone flashes money in front of them and claim he didn’t try hard enough to keep him.