Special - Players Wearing Old Boots - Including Kroos, Schweinsteiger, Assou-Ekotto, Kompany & Many More

With brand releasing new colorways and boot generations more often than ever before, the on-pitch lifespan of each boot is decreasing more and more. However, there are some players that do not switch boots whenever the big bands are releasing a new colorway. Here are 12 players that are wearing old boots currently.

Toni Kroos - Adidas Adipure 11pro

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Let's start with definitely the most famous player for wearing old boots, Toni Kroos. The German midfield maestro has been wearing the same old Adidas Adipure 11pro boots for almost four years now-

Sokratis - Adidas Ace 16.1

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Borussia Dortmund's Sokratis has been wearing the same old-gen Ace 16.1 boots for months now.

Alexander Meier - Puma Cellerator Shudoh & Old Puma evoSPEED

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Eintracht Frankfurt's Alex Meier caught the attention of boot traditionalists wearing a pair of the 2003 Puma Cellerator boots ahead of the 2017 German Cup final. However, he did not lace up in the 14-year old boots in the end but just opted for the Lava Blast two-years old Puma evoSPEED SL boots in the match.

Michy Batshuayi - Adidas F50 Adizero 2011 - Neon Yellow

Chelsea's Michy Batshuayi is a player who laces up in old soccer shoes every week, even though he is wearing the Neon Yellow / Purple in training only. He opts for the brand-new Adidas X 17 boots in official matches, likely because of his deal with Adidas.

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Vincent Kompany - Adidas Ace 16.1 Leather Stellar Pack

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A player who became famous for wearing old football boots is Manchester City center back Vincent Kompany as he criticized Adidas for their ever-changing boots line-up on Twitter this summer. He seems to be without a contract currently after his deal with New Balance expired last year.

Romelu Lukaku - Nike Hypervenom Phantom II DF

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The most expensive player wearing old soccer cleats is Romelu Lukaku, who is lacing up in the Volt Nike Hypervenom Phantom 2 Spark Brilliance football shoes.

Laura Fusetti - Adidas Predator Powerswerve

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You may have made notice of Italy's Laura Fusetti this summer as he laced up in the classic Adidas Predator Powerswerve 2007 soccer cleats in the 2017 UEFA Women's Euro.

Luka Milivojevic - Adidas F50 Adizero Mirosar10

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Crystal Palace's Luka Milivojevic opted for the three-year old Adidas Messi Mirosar10 football boots in the Premier League opener against Huddersfield. The lightweight boot is a tribute to Rosario, where the Argentinian superstar discovered his love for the game.

Assou Ekotto - Nike Air Legend R10

Even if you only follow football boot spots from time to time, you likely know that Assou Ekotto is one of the players who love old boots. While he mostly laced up in classic Adidas Predator boots between 2015 and 2017, he currently laces up in Nike Air Legend R10 soccer cleats.

Bastian Schweinsteiger - Camouflaged Adidas X 15.1

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Since Bastian Schweinsteiger received his heavily modified version of the Adidas X 15.1 boots in 2015 from Adidas, the German midfielder has stayed true to the boots that are actually an Adidas F50 Adizero leather cleat. It seems unlikely that he will ever switch boots again.

Hakim Ziyech - Adidas X 15 SL

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Ajax's Hakim Ziyech is wearing the same boots for almost two years now. His choice is the one-off released Adidas X15 SL football boots.

Nabil Bentaleb - Adidas Adipure 11pro

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Like Toni Kroos, Schalke's Nabil Bentaleb is still rocking the Adidas Adipure 11pro Kangaroo leather boot that was discontinued quite a while ago.

Which of these classic boots is your favorite? Do you know other players who are wearing old boots? Let us know in the comments below.