Boot Spotting: World Cup, 22 – 28 June

Another week has passed and we’ve been treated to a glut of goals and amazing performances in Russia. We continue our dive into the world of boot spotting as we highlight our favourite boots on feet in Week 2 of the World Cup.

Granit Xhaka, Switzerland – Under Armour Magnetico Pro (Custom World Cup Design)

A relatively new player in the football boot game, Under Armour have impressed a lot with the Magnetico Pro featuring an extremely soft and thin synthetic upper that takes the best of both leather and synthetics. They have created a custom design for their key sponsored player, Granit Xhaka. See below for a close up on the 2 designs to go with Switzerland’s home and away kits.

Takashi Inui, Japan – Asics DS Light X-Fly 3

A brand synonymous with running, not football. The effervescent Inui was a revelation for Japan vs Senegal, creating chances and scoring a crucial goal from the left in a rare pair of Asics boots.

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Thiago Cionek, Poland – Lotto Stadio Potenza

A rare outing by Lotto, we’re seeing this model for the first time. What we assume is the Lotto Stadio Potenza, Cionek and his teammates crashed out of the World Cup with a whimper.

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Salif Sane, Senegal – Custom Mercurial Vapor 12

Sane brought the speed in defence against the Japanese with custom artwork by French artist, Silni. It features a lion, inspired by the Senegalese crest. Based on their performances, don’t be surprised if Senegal progresses to the next round as group leaders.

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Salif Sane's Mercurial Vapors designed by French artist, Silni.
Image: Futbolgrid

Paulo Dybala, Argentina – Adidas Glitch 2.0
The long awaited debut of the Glitch was made by Dybala who came on as a sub for an Argentin side struggling to gain any coherence to their game play. We hope they stay on so that we can catch more glimpses of the Glitch at the World Cup.

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Noticed a cool boot that we may have missed out? Do let us know in the comments below and we might just feature them in the next Boot Spotting.

Founder and editor of BOOTHYPE, Hats loves nothing more than a control/power boot that'll add a little something to his first touch. He counts the Puma evoPower 1 and the Nike PhantomVSN as some of his all-time favourites. The one that got away? The adidas Predator Mania in champagne.
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