The new football season is almost upon us and, according to the brands at least, the players are going to perform better than ever thanks to a new range of high-tech football boots. Gone are the all-pink trends of recent years, and in come all-black iterations, fancy new neon numbers, Primeknit uppers, and the most advanced control-boosting features seen to date.
Manchester United's record-breaking new signing Paul Pogba will swagger around the pitch in adidas' gorgeous bright green ACE 16+ Purecontrol Primeknits, Brazilian trickster Neymar will be sporting his recent collaboration with Jordan brand on Nike's Hypervenom 2, and Italian brand Pantofola d’Oro have created a boot which is literally covered in the back pages of a newspaper.
All of which you will find below, along with seven other tasty releases. Here are 10 of the best football boots to buy for the new 16-17 season.
adidas Porsche Design Sport X Football
adidas X 16.1 Pure Chaos
Pantofola d’Oro La Gazetta
adidas ACE 16+ PURECONTROL Primeknit
New Balance Visaro Pro "Galaxy"
adidas Messi 16+ Pureagility
Umbro Medusae "White/Black/Grenadine"
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