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How classic football boots have changed for the worst

The madness needs to stop.

THEY JUST DON’T make them like they used to.

Without sounding like a bitter and twisted old cogger, attempts to develop football boots in the past 20 years has resulted in many of our favourites being replaced by outlandish-styled upgrades.

This past week we came across news that Adidas are seemingly releasing a new batch of their legendary Copa Mundials – in an array of different gaudy colours.

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Credit: Soccercleats101 (h/t: Andy McGeady)

Below, we take a look at how boots have changed in recent times:

1. Adidas

The classic: Copa Mundial

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Credit: Adidas.com

Latest model: F50 adiZero

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Credit: ProDirect

2. Nike

The classic: Tiempo

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Credit: Footballboots.co.uk

Latest mode: Nike Mercurial Vapor IX

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Credit: ProDirect

3. Puma

The classic: Puma King

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Credit: GhostGoal

Latest model: evoSPEED 1.2 (as worn by Sergio Aguero)

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Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Archive/Press Association Images

4. Umbro

The classic: Speciali

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Credit: ProDirect

Latest model: GT II Pro

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Credit: ProDirect

5. Diadora

The classic (as worn by Roy Keane)

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Credit: Neal Simpson/EMPICS Sport

Latest model: Evoluzione R

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Credit: Diadora Soccer

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