Cleat Spotting

With an action packed weekend came goals, goals and more goals. Here are the goalscorers and the cleats that caught our eye this week....
Welcome to our new, revamped weekly cleat spotting – a focus on the players and the cleats that are shaking the goal scoring charts around the world. Let’s get started. Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy) – Nike Magista Opus  All hail the King: Robbie Ke...
James Rodriguez – adidas Ace15 Though on the surface a pretty pedestrian spot, James Rodriguez’s adidas Ace15 are anything but ordinary. As we will soon find out, James isn’t alone in being a big name player who has customised his new adidas boot with som...
Neymar – Nike Hypervenom Phantom II The big, albeit expected, spot this week was Neymar’s switch into the brand new Hypervenom Phantom II. Almost a complete overhaul from the first Hypervenom Phantom released two years ago, the latest Hypervenom Phantom i...
After all the fanfare about Steven Gerrard’s final match at Anfield and his custom adidas Predator’s for the occasion, Barcelona’s Xavi Hernandez went about his business in the penultimate La Liga match in a much quieter fashion but also wearing a custom adidas...
By Hunter York – Sebastian Giovinco made headlines when he signed with Major League Soccer in the summer.  The former Juventus player’s move across the pond made him one of (if not the) highest paid Italian player anywhere in the world. The move was also notewo...
Steven Gerrard – adidas Predator Instinct It was an emotional afternoon for Steven Gerrard as the Liverpool legend played his last home game. Adidas did their bit to honour the former England captain by creating a bespoke Predator Instinct colourway speci...
by Hunter York – New York City is known to have many stars walking it’s crowded streets.  This year a new star came rolling into town and he is winning over New Yorkers and MLS fans alike. Mix Diskerud is a Norwegian born US international midfielder playing his...
Liverpool’s Melwood Training Ground busy this morning with Steven Gerrard stepping out in an unknown pair of cleats from adidas. The longtime Predator wearer is in the headlines as Saturday’s match against Crystal Palace will be his final game at Anfield.  The ...
Tom Cleverly should be given some credit in salvaging Aston Villa’s Premier League status if the team is able to avoid relegation.  The Villa midfielder, on loan from Manchester United, has scored in the last 3 matches with 2 1-goal wins coming over the run.  T...
Paul Pogba – Nike Magista Obra He wears what he wants. Paul Pogba has been one of the stars of this season’s cleat spotting, never failing to impress with his ever-increasing collection of custom cleats. This week Pogba took the pitch in another custom Ma...
By Hunter York – Memphis Depay signed with Under Armour in March and even at that time rumors were swirling for a big time move to the English Premier League.  Those rumors were confirmed earlier this week when the Netherlands international confirmed his ...
By Hunter York – New York City FC is 1 of the two new franchises making their Major League Soccer debut this season and the Manchester City sister club is making an immediate splash in the Big Apple and MLS. The club was intent on making immediate headlin...
James Rodriguez – adidas f50 adiZero Starting off with an update from one of last week’s spots, James Rodriguez seems to have completely ditched the adidas Primeknit 2.0. He’s not the only one, across the board a majority of the adidas players who, for a ...
The 2014/15 Premier League campaign is coming to a conclusion but it does not mean some players are not just now opening their accounts.  8 players opened their account over the weekend and through matches on Wednesday with some critical in how the final table ...