The black-out wrap has been peeled off Gareth Bale's mystery training ground boots to reveal the supporting launch colourway of the next-generation adizero F50.
Bale had been wearing a prototype version of the boot disguised in an all black design but as we approach the official launch adidas have kitted out the Real Madrid forward with a colourway that matches his club colours and will sit alongside the red design we've seen on Valetin Stocker.
The distinct white and silver pattern becomes more apparent on the new one-piece upper of the boot which only features the famous Three Stripes on the heel and tongue. The speculation is all but confirmed on closer inspection of Bale's boots as adidas scrap the SpeedFoil technology and introduce a new soleplate to replace the SprintFrame.
On much closer inspection you can just about make out a symbol on the outstep of the boot, which looks to us like his own heart logo he makes when he scores.
The release date for the sixth-incarnation of the adizero series is scheduled for early February and until then adidas will be keeping all new tech info up their sleeves. For now though they'll be reserved for the training grounds as Bale and the rest of adidas' F50 players begin to get a feel for their new boots ahead of an on-pitch debut.
Stay tuned for the full reveal from adidas but in the mean time let us know your thoughts on the next-generation adizero F50. Drop your comments below.