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The football boots of the national team: Nike trumps Adidas, Puma & Under Armor

And yet another steps out of line: Jonathan Tah. Bayer Leverkusen's defensive talent has been under contract with Under Armor since April 2016 and wears the ambitious US company's football boots.

Black soccer shoes are experiencing a revival

But not only in the competition for the most sought-after footballers in Germany is movement. The manufacturers also come up with some ideas when it comes to the design of the football boots. Not just in terms of color.

While the shoes at the last two major tournaments were mostly colorful and gaudy, the current collections from Nike and Adidas are back on classic black, often combined with dark tones.

Personalized shoes are also very much in vogue. In the meantime, hobby footballers can also have their shoes individually designed by Nike or Adidas and have them printed - usually for an extra charge.

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Sock shoes: indispensable

And another trend can be seen when looking at the choice of shoes of the German national players: the sock shoe has prevailed. In 2014, Nike launched the “Magista Obra”, creating a sensational product innovation. Only a few players - such as Manuel Neuer, Toni Kroos and Max Meyer - still like to have airy ankles and play in classic football boots.

The sock shoe is intended to stabilize the upper ankle joint and, thanks to the flowing transition from the foot to the lower leg, enable a better feel for the ball. Nike's “Magista Obra” soccer shoe has been world-famous since Mario Götze's winning goal at the World Cup in Brazil.