As the runners and fallers of title and relegation charges are analysed, league tables studied and permutations calculated, we take an alternative view at the week's action. Picking out our selection of the hottest boots on show from another busy week of football, we're starting the week in standard fashion. See who made the cut...
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) Nike Mercurial Superfly CR7
Cristiano Ronaldo marked the Madrid Derby by switching into his latest signature Nike Mercurial Superfly 'Chapter 4' edition boot. Inspired by his transition into the number seven shirt at Manchester United, the Real Madrid man was sporting the new design on a weekend where his side picked up a point against Atletico. A point made valuable as Barcelona lost at Malaga.
Lionel Messi (Barcelona) adidas Messi 16.1
Lionel Messi was laced up in his own exclusive design this week as adidas hooked their key man up with the latest 'Turbo Charge' colourway. Dressed in golden metallic vibes, Messi once again opted for the 16.1 edition over the Pureagility boot and gave them a scoring start in a 3-0 win over Sevilla before falling to a 2-0 defeat in Malaga on Saturday.
Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) Puma evoSPEED 17.SL
PUMA got in on the Spring feels this week by releasing their on-pitch collection for the end of season run in across Europe. Using a sunset orange as the leading colourway for the updates, the evoSPEED reverted back to the trademark 'Tricks' design with leading evoSPEED players such as Sergio Aguero, Antoine Griezmann and Nacho Monreal all sporting the split design.
Andrea Masiello (Atalanta) Lotto Zhero Gravity 100
All this laceless hype didn't turn too many heads at Lotto when adidas launched the Purecontrol. Lotto originally went lace free in 2010 when they rolled out the slip-on Zhero Gravity. As more brands get in on the laceless act, it'll be Lotto that will always be credited for being the first innovation mavericks to get the ball rolling. Good to still see the Zhero Gravity in action this week on the feet of Andrea Masiello.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Manchester United) Nike Mercurial Vapor XI
The big man switched into the Nike 'Motion Blur' collection this weekend as he looks to have renewed his contract with the Swoosh. Bullying the Sunderland defence on his way to capping a 3-0 victory with a goal it was business as usual for Zlatan Ibrahimovic as he showed once again how much another year at Old Trafford would benefit United.
Juan Manuel Salgueiro (Nacional) adidas X 16.1
Yeah, weird one this. Juan Manuel Salgueiro was wearing Under Armour Spotlight 2.0 boots earlier this season before switching into the adidas X 16.1 this weekend. Only it ain't all that straight forward. Salgueiro appears to have got hold of a blacked out pair of X 16.1 boots and stuck an Under Armour logo on the side of them, perhaps hoping Under Armour won't notice and he can still pick up his endorsement cash. Juan, they've probably noticed mate.
Ragnar Ache (Sparta Rotterdam) Concave Volt +
Concave keep their flurry of new signings going by securing the services of highly rated Sparta Rotterdam man Ragnar Ache. With 38 goals for the second team to his name last season Sparta are tipping Ragnar for big things in the coming seasons, and at just 18-years-old time is very much on his side. He'll be looking to add his name to the scoresheet wearing the Volt + silo from the innovative brand.
Allie Long (USA) Nike Hypervenom 3
The Nike 'Motion Blur' women's collection was pushed into the spotlight this week as numerous USWNT players laced up in the new series in their friendly match with Russia in Houston. Allie Long took on the lo-cut "Polarised Blue/White/Chlorine Blue" Hypervenom 3 colourway, a boot that was also on the feet of Alex Morgan and Meghan Klingenberg.
Carli Lloyd (USA) Nike Mercurial Superfly V
Long's team mate and USWNT captain Carli Lloyd was flying the flag for the 'Motion Blur' Mercurial Superfly V as she led her side to 4-1 and 5-0 victories over Russia this week. The "Hyper Pink/White/Wolf Grey" combination made up a quarter of the women's pack, along with Hypervenom, Magista and Tiempo editions that differ in design to the men's collection.
Gabi (Atletico Madrid) Puma evoPOWER Vigor 1
The evoPOWER Vigor 1 has had a bright start since it launched in January. Landing in another vibrant wrap as one half of PUMA's on-pitch collection for Spring 2017 the silo was worn by all of the brand's contracted evoPOWER players this week, including Yaya Toure, Olivier Giroud and Atletico Madrid's Gabi.
Rashid Balde (Stoke) Umbro Velocita 3
Rashid Balde provided a touch of DIY this week as he slipped into a blacked out pair of Umbro Velocita 3 boots for Stoke City's FA Youth Cup Semi Final second leg against Manchester City. Balde has left just the bright orange laces and Velocita collar to create a smart design as far as custom black outs go. See if Juan Manuel Salgueiro can sort you out with some logo stickers, Rashid.
John Fleck (Sheffield United) Nike Tiempo Legend 6
John Fleck scored a late winner at Northampton on Saturday to seal Sheffield United's promotion back to the Championship. The Blades midfielder was laced up in the Nike Tiempo Derby Day pack, opting for the red editions to match up with his club colours. The smart collection hasn't featured on any leading professional Tiempo players on-pitch, but its classy, safe aesthetics have proved popular lower down the leagues.
Davide Calabria (AC Milan) adidas Messi 16+ Pureagility
With Messi choosing to wear the 16.1 editions of his signature silo it was once again left for others to debut his top-end 16+ Pureagility boot. AC Milan's Davide Calabria was amongst a number of #TeamMessi youngsters to slip into the collection as AC Milan beat Palermo 4-0 at the San Siro.