If football is in constant evolution the same can be said of its performers, who change not only their way of being inside the pitch but how to dress outside, becoming more and more as authentic fashion influencers for what they wear when they don't have a football jersey on. In recent years, we have been witnessing a transformation of the modern soccer player, who just loves to appear and show off expensive clothes and limited edition shoes. Take a look at Instagram as proof: sneakerhead footballers who look like models and exhibit garments from all the coolest brands, from Off-White to Versace, passing through Balmain and Balenciaga. The category of fashion victims has grown out of all proportion, and long ago we talked about it here, analyzing their passion for fashion and different tastes. Today, instead, we go into the specifics and list the sneakers most worn by players: because let's admit it, other than the shoes we see worn on the stadium fields, our eyes are much more attracted to the soles and uppers than we see on the street or red carpet.

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Off-White x Nike

The sneakers from the collaboration between Nike and Off-White don't really need an introduction as they were the absolute protagonists of the last two years, since footballers, sports personalities and celebs all wore them. The Air Jordan 1 and the Nike Air Vapormax were the most preferred sneakers by the footballers, while a very few showed up on the pitch with Virgil Abloh's unique Mercurial, designed in partnership with the Oregon brand, which were exclusives for some, like Kylian Mbappé.

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Versace Chain Reaction

The vibrant and multi-coloured Versace Chain Reaction is the only chunky shoes we consider. Their soft and chunky sole combined with exuberant uppers have struck a chord with lots of young players, such as Juventus' millennial, Moise Kean.

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Yeezy 350 V2

Designed by Kanye West in collaboration with Adidas, the Yeezys 350 V2 are certainly the most sold and produced of all time, always present at every streetwear event and nowadays one of the most wanted items on the reselling market. Personal shoppers know it well because they often buy for their clients who are footballers. This is the sneaker that is still fashionable even three years after its first release.

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Balenciaga Speed Runner

Although the "sock sneaker" wave is expired, we have to admit that the Balenciaga Speed Runner played a main role in the Instagram posts of lots of players between the 2017 and 2018. Seen in every colourway and worn by everyone, these shoes were almost necessities in the shoe closet of every self-respecting hypebeast-footballer.

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Gucci Ace Sneakers

The Gucci Ace are simple, elegant, regular cut shoes designed with bright colours. Similarly to the Nike x Off-White, we have seen them on everyone's feet, and like the Balenciaga Speed Runner, they are less worn nowadays. However, we cannot say that they hadn't dominated the instagram feeds in the last three years. You know, Jesse Lingard was heavily criticised by the English tabloids last year because he wore them with one of his many expensive outfits.

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Bonus - Designer shoes

Acne Studios, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Valentino, Alexander McQueen and so on and so forth. In 2019, footballers want to go over the "general" sneakers, showing off wearing runway pieces with extreme confidence to increase the attention on themselves. A well working method, judging by the likes they receive on the photos.

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