Kicking off the week in standard style we pick out our selection of the hottest boots on show from the past seven days of football. Custom creations, latest colourways, limited editions and the odd throwback. You know the drill...
Moussa Marega (Vitoria Guimaraes) Nike Mercurial Superfly V
Moussa Marega has gone all out with his NikeiD customisation. Doing things in style, the Vitoria Guimaraes man has whipped up a gold and black edition of the Mercurial Superfly V to take full advantage of Nike's custom paint palettes. If you're wearing gold boots you can't be getting beat 5-0 though, as Marega's side did against Benfica on Saturday.
Diego Maradona (FIFA Legends) Puma evoPOWER 1.2
Diego Maradona was in action for a FIFA Legends team in Bahrain this week as officials and representatives met up for the 67th FIFA Congress. Maradona remained loyal to his PUMA roots by opting for the evoPOWER 1.2 silo complete with untied laces. Laid back cool from the Argentine.
Stefano Okaka (Watford) Nike Tiempo Legend 6
Watford continued to stumble over the Premier League season's finish line on Friday night with a 1-0 defeat to Everton at Goodison Park. The pick of the boot spotting action from the Hornets came via the feet of striker Stefano Okaka who has blacked out his Nike Tiempo Legend 6 boots as he goes in search of a more valuable boot contract for the 2017/18 season.
Abdulrahman Al Harazi (al-Rayyan) adidas F50 adizero
Abdulrahman Al Harazi threw up a blast of signature past this week as he slipped into the exclusive adidas F50 adizero design for Lionel Messi to wear at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The 'Battle Pack' was rolled out in black and white designs across the full adidas boot collection at the time with Messi's edition differing from the standard design thanks to its Argentina blue stripe running down the middle the boot.
Hiram Munoz (Tijuana) Nike Magista Obra
Tijuana are probably the most featured club in Boot Spotting due to their bizarre club rule of ensuring all players wear red boots to match the primary colours of the club. The latest custom design to come out of the Mexican outfit this week is Hiram Munoz's Nike Magista Obra boots, customised with the obligatory red upper.
Roberto Affonso (Eastern SC) adidas Coa 17.1
The "Blue Blast" collection took over the adidas boot line-up in January as adidas slapped a third colourway on their modernised Copa 17.1 heritage silo. Whilst the Copa 17.1 has received limited player support in the professional game, there was a pair on show in Japan this week thanks to Roberto Orlando Affonso Junior of Eastern SC wearing his in an AFC Champions League group game against Kawasaki Frontale.
Gao Tianyi (Jiangsu FC) adidas ACE 16.1
Gao Tianyi pulled out the adidas Etch Pack from March 2016 this week. The adidas Etch boots were designed to be the ultimate expression of a pure football boot. Constructed in K-Leather, with no additional constructions or additions the boots were then given a futuristic design by etching the surface for a unique texture. Exquisite simplicity.
Julian Draxler (PSG) adidas Predator Mania Champagne 2017
Julian Draxler strolled into the Champagne lounge this week to prop up a stool at the bar next to Xabi Alonso and Phillip Lahm as he became the third high-profile player to wear the limited edition design in a competitive match. The most hyped boot of 2017 to date and a nostalgic story that marks 15 years since the launch of the original. That tongue needs pulling down a bit further though.
Granit Xhaka (Arsenal) Under Armour Clutchfit 3.0
Granit Xhaka switched into the new "Midnight Navy" Under Armour Clutchfit 3.0 this week as Arsenal beat Southampton and Stoke City. The new aquatic styled collection has also seen Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster wear the Clutchfit and Lyon winger Memphis Depay switch into the corresponding Spotlight 2.0 design.
Mark Cullen (Blackpool) Nike Premier
Mark Cullen scored an inspired hat-trick to give Blackpool a 3-2 advantage going into the second semi-final leg of the League Two playoffs against Luton this week. Cullen was wearing the Nike Premier Legend from November 2015 when Nike launched five designs inspired by throwback Tiempo styles that formed the 'Legends Premier Pack'. The White/Black colourway taken from the EURO 2012 Clash Collection.