World Cup 2014: Mario Balotelli, Cesc Fabregas, Yaya Toure and others to wear different coloured boots in Brazil - one pink and one blue

Mismatched boots will be worn at the tournament next month

James Orr
Wednesday 14 May 2014 15:57

Those halcyon days of footballers wearing plain black boots will soon only be remembered in footballing folklore like the half-time orange.

The likes of Mario Balotelli, Cesc Fabregas and Yaya Toure will all be wearing different brightly-coloured boots on either foot at the World Cup finals in Brazil next month.

They will all be sporting the Puma 'Tricks' boots, which will see them wear a blue boot on their left foot and a pink boot on their right.

Puma said the oddly coloured boots represent "the unshakable confidence of players who wear them, and evoke their potential to do the unbelievable".

Balotelli added: "I have to be honest, the first time I saw the boots, I thought the Puma guy was mad. But when I realised he wasn’t, I was already excited."

Balotelli will be wearing the mismatched pair of boots on 14 June during Italy's opening group match against England in Manaus.

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