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Complete Rundown Of The Boots You'll See At World Cup 2018 - Soccer Cleats 101
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Saturday , June 15 2024

Complete Rundown Of The Boots You’ll See At World Cup 2018

adidas Telstar 18 Official Match Ball

We are down to the last few days before World Cup 2018 kicks off. Teams are setting their final preparations into motion and fans are packing their bags for the trip to Russia. This also goes for all of the top brands who will need to ensure all of their top athletes are kitted out with the best gear come game time. Over the past few weeks we have seen each brand introduce their signature line-ups that will be worn, offering some insight into their approach and how they are looking to showcase their best products.

In terms of percentage wearing each brand we know that 65% of players will wear Nike, 25% will wear adidas, and the remaining brands will share 10%. Nike’s number is astronomical, so there is no doubt their boots will be what you see most through the tournament.

Here we take a look at each brand individually and breakdown where you can see the boots on offer.

Nike Just Do It Pack World Cup 2018

Nike “Just Do It Pack”

We all know white boots don’t tend to stay white very long, but that won’t matter to Nike’s top stars who will be treated to some streamlined boots in Russia. Nike has kept things clean and sleek across all for silos, with a matte pearlescent skin and metallic cool grey Swooshes. Each then has a premium plate finishes to ensuring it is easily distinguishable to players left chasing in your wake.

Hypervenom Phantom III DF

  • Retail: $274.99
  • Worn By: Robert Lewandowski (Poland), Edinson Cavani (Uruguay), Alex Iwobi (Nigeria), Mario Gomez (Germany).

Hypervenom Phantom III

  • Retail: $249.99
  • Worn By: Harry Kane (England), Gonzalo Higuain (Argentina), Marcus Rashford (England), Thiago Alcantara (Spain).

Magista Obra III

  • Retail: $229.99
  • Worn By: Samuel Umtiti (France), Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium), Fernandinho (Brazil), Ederson (Brazil), Dani Carvajal (Spain).

Tiempo Legend VII

  • Retail: $229.99
  • Worn By: Sergio Ramos (Spain), Gerard Pique (Spain), Raphael Varane (France), Hugo Lloris (France).

Mercurial Superfly VI

  • Retail: $274.99
  • Worn By: Ronaldo (Portugal), Kylian Mbappe (France), Kyle Walker (England), Ricardo Quaresma (Portugal).

Mercurial Vapor XII

  • Retail: $249.99
  • Worn By: Neymar (Brazil), Luka Modric (Croatia), Eden Hazard (Belgium), Philippe Coutinho (Brazil).

adidas energy mode

adidas “Energy Mode Pack”

In 2014, the Battle Pack collection providing a very similar yet visually stunning set of graphic designs across adidas World Cup line-up. This time they have taken a different approach, treating each signature silo to its own individual colorway.

X18+ Purespeed

  • Retail: $279.99
  • Worn By: Mohamed Salah (Egypt), Luis Suarez (Uruguay), Gabriel Jesus (Brazil)


  • Retail: $224.99
  • Worn By: Marcelo (Brazil), James Rodriguez (Colombia), David De Gea (Spain), David Silva (Spain).

Predator 18+

  • Retail: $299.99
  • Worn By: Paul Pogba (France), Mesut Özil (Germany), Dele Alli (England), Romelu Lukaku (Belgium)

Nemeziz 18.1

  • Retail: $224.99
  • Worn By: Lionel Messi (Argentina), Jesse Lingard (England), Javier Hernandez (Mexico), Thomas Lemar (France), Roberto Firmino (Brazil).


  • Retail: Available only through the app.
  • Worn By: Paulo Dybala (Argentina), Benjamin Mendy (France)

Puma Illuminate Pack World Cup Boots

Puma “Illuminate Pack”

The most surprising thing about Puma’s 2018 line-up is the fact they haven’t unleashed a pair of Tricks. At least not yet! Both boots released are coated with a similar iridescent colorway and graphic makeovers, each set to provide very different types of performance tailored to specific players.


  • Retail: $219.99
  • Worn By: Antoine Griezmann (France), Marco Reus (Germany) and Giovani Lo Celso (Argentina).

One 1 WC

  • Retail: $199.99
  • Worn By: Uruguay Sergio Agüero (Argentina), Olivier Giroud (France), Nacho Monreal (Spain), Diego Godin (Uruguay), Jonathan dos Santos (Mexico) and Stephan Lichtsteiner (Switzerland).

New Balance Otruska Pack

New Balance “Otruska Pack”

Designed with key callouts to Russia, the Otruska Pack gives fans a first glimpse of New Balance Football’s new boot, Tekela, in addition to an upgraded Furon 4.0 boot. As a result, there is an extra special feel to this special edition pack. Both boots feature a White colorway with Flame Red detailing and draw inspiration from the mythical two-headed hell hound, Orthrus, representing attack in dual form, Ferocity and Deception.

Tekela 1.0

  • Retail: $249.99
  • Worn By: Massimo Luongo (Australia), Tim Cahill (Australia)

Furon 4.0

  • Retail: $249.99
  • Worn By: Sadio Mane (Senegal), Kendall Waston (Costa Rica)

Mizuno World Cup Boots High Risk Red

Mizuno “Passion Red Pack”

Mizuno has gone with a set of High Risk Red colorway on all three silos as they look to showcase what are some of the best boots on the market. Pound for pound, Mizuno offer the best value for money boots you can find, continually focusing on quality and fit to compliment player performance.

Rebula V1

  • Retail: $299.99
  • Worn By: Maya Yoshida (Japan), Shinji Okazaki (Japan), Keisuke Honda (Japan)

Morelia Neo II

  • Retail: $289.99
  • Worn By: Kim Shin-Wook (South Korea), Ju Se-Jong (South Korea).

Morelia II

  • Retail: $279.99
  • Worn By: Ryota Oshima (Japan)

Umbro Medusae II World Cup boots

Umbro “Black/Red Pack”

Ever since their experience with Nike, Umbro hasn’t been as prominant on the boot market. But in Pepe, they have a player that is committed to their brand. Rather than something classic and traditional, they have him – and their other World Cup stars – suited up in the speed and touch focused Medusae II. The real disappointment is the fact there is not one English player wearing a pair of Double Diamond boots. Has that ever happened before???

Medusae II

  • Retail: $199.99
  • Worn By: Pepe (Portugal), José Carvallo (Peru), Carlos Caceda (Peru)

Any Other Brands?

There are several other brands that will have boots on show, but we are waiting for the big kick-off to confirm exactly who will be wearing what. Under Armour have Trent Alexander Arnold, who wears the Magnetico Pro and could prove to be one of the rising stars to watch out for. On the other side of the spectrum, one of the biggest omissions from this list is Lotto, who have struggled to secure player endorsements without Italy in the tournament. ASICS and Pirma will be the last brand to have a player or two wearing their boots.

When all is said and done, there is one more boot that we will see at the tournament, the Golden Boot. adidas has used the new X18 silo as the inspiration for the award that will go to the tournament’s top goal scorer. Which player is going to take it home with them?

Again, this list will be updated over the next week. We would also appreciate your input and any boot spots that you might have to help us fill-up a more comprehensive list. Leave a comment below, or feel free to find us on Twitter!

2018 Golden Boot Trophy

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  1. Japan players will be wearing the new version of rebula — rebula 2 v1 Japan, which is set to be released soon. Will you be doing a review on this new pair of boots soon?

  2. Cecilia Desarro

    I like the trophy

  3. Thanks for sharing this amazing information. I really like your world cup 2018 topic.

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