Off season? What off season? As the Confederations Cup and U21 European Championships provide the June entertainment, we take a look at which players are matching the summer heat with their choice of boots this week. It's Monday, let's go...
Dmitry Poloz (Russia) adidas X 17+ Purespeed
To mark the start of the 2017 Confederations Cup adidas released a limited edition collection consisting of the ACE and X silos. Inspired by the Russian Ruby the colourway wasn't expected to feature on pitch at the tournament but Russia's Dmitry Poloz was sporting X 17+ Purespeed for the host nation in their opening 2-0 win over New Zealand.
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) Nike CR7 Mercurial Campeoes
Nike also celebrated the Confederations Cup last week by serving up a bespoke design for Cristiano Ronaldo to wear in Russia. The CR7 Mercurial Campeões was launched to mark a year in which Ronaldo won EURO 2016, La Liga and the Champions League. Drenched in the red of the Portuguese home kit with Portugal flag on the heels for an added sense of national pride, the boots were worn for the first time in Portugal's 2-2 draw with Mexico.
Alexis Sanchez (Chile) Nike Mercurial Superfly V
Nike have supplied their Chile international players with a set of NikeiD colourways for some Confed Cup customisation. Each silo is decorated in shades of red, blue and black to complement the Chile home strip, but it was with the away colours that they got their debut in as Chile beat Cameroon 2-0 in their opening fixture. Alexis Sanchez came off the bench wearing the Mercurial Superfly V to help his team record a late win.
Arturo Vidal (Chile) Nike Magista Obra II
Arturo Vidal was on the scoresheet wearing an identical NikeiD colourway to that of his team-mate Sanchez. The Bayern Munich midfielder was wearing the custom red Nike Magista Obra II in the 2-0 win over Cameroon, a boot that featured a black Dynamic Fit Collar and blue swooshes & laces.
Jean Beausejour (Chile) Under Armour Clutchfit 3.0
Chile were the team to watch when it came to new boots at the weekend with Jean Beausejour joining Sanchez and Vidal in an updated colourway. The former Wigan man was wearing the new "Hi-Vis Yellow" Under Armour Clutchfit 3.0 that was pretty unmissable on pitch in Moscow.
Javier Hernandez (Mexico) adidas Nemeziz 17.1
Javier Hernandez is flying the Nemeziz flag in Russia this summer as the former Manchester United striker has been lured out of the X silo and into the new concept by adidas as the Three Stripes look to bolster their squad of agile attacking talent. Chicharito scored Mexico's first goal of the tournament as his side twice came from behind to draw with Portugal.
Tyronne (Tenerife) Nike Mercurial Superfly V
There was more customised Superfly swag on show in Spain this week as CD Tenerife took on Cadiz in La Liga 2 play off. Tyrone was the player in question as he whipped up a bespoke red, yellow and black NikeiD design on his footwear to help Tenerife set up a two-legged Segunda playoff Final with Getafe that concludes on June 24. Drag that season out, don't they?
Joseph Ondoa (Cameroon) Puma ONE
PUMA dropped a huge bomb on Saturday by revealing the brand new ONE silo to replace the popular evoSPEED series. The hi-collared leather boot took the best features from the evoSPEED and evoTOUCH boots to create a hybrid that ticks the boxes of all players, in all positions. The ONE boot will be worn by Antoine Griezmann, Hector Bellerin and Sergio Aguero from pre-season, but it was Cameroon goalkeeper Joseph Ondoa who provided a first look on pitch at the weekend.
Bartosz Kapustka (Poland) Nike Mercurial Superfly V
Leicester City youngster Bartosz Kapustka was in a custom Mercurial Superfly V to kick off Poland's U21 European Championship campaign on Friday night. The host nation have been supplied with a series of custom NikeiD colourways for the tournament, but they'll need to up their game to ensure they're still wearing them in the knockout stages after losing their opening group game 2-1 to Slovakia.
Patryk Lipski (Poland) Nike Mercurial Vapor XI
Patryk Lipski gave Poland a dream start in the eventual defeat to Slovakia by scoring for the hosts in the first minute of the opening game in a red and white NikeiD Mercurial Vapor XI colourway. Like Kapustka, Lipski has been supplied with a custom colourway for the tournament that's designed to match up with the Poland home and away strips. Tidy.
Fernando Morientes (Real Madrid) adidas Predator adiPower
Fernando Morientes was back in the famous white shirt of Real Madrid last week as a team of legends including Ronaldo, Luis Figo and Roberto Carlos faced Roma at the Bernabeu in front of 67,000 fans. Morientes dug out a pair of adidas Predator adiPower boots from 2011 in a "Slime/Indigo" colourway for the occasion.
Manuel Locatelli (Italy) Nike Magista Opus
Italy U21 midfielder Manuel Locatelli provided a glimpse at what could potentially be the next generation Nike Magista Opus this week. The AC Milan youngster was sporting the blackout design in training before reverting to the Magista Obra II later in the week. It's been almost a year since the second-gen boot launched, indicating a third-gen may not be too far away, and Locatelli may well be testing a prototype of said boot.
Benjamin Henrichs (Germany) adidas Glitch 17
The adidas Glitch has formed an exclusive club of young talent to wear the disruptive silo since its launch. The two-piece construction was originally launched exclusively in London, but adidas look to be taking the laceless concept into Europe ahead of the new season. Germany's Benjamin Henrichs picked out the loudest of all outer-skin options this week as he trained with the U21 side.