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Soccer Star Has Sweet Street Fighter Boots

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German star Lukas Podolski—who I’ll be honest, after a move to Japan in 2017 I thought had since retired—is still kicking around in the Turkish league, and doing so in style with this pair of custom Street Fighter boots.

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They were done by shoe artist Pierre Navarro, and turn a relatively plain-looking pair of Adidas X 17.1s:

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Into these babies:

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Podolski is obviously a big fan of the game, something he made the most of while living in Japan for a few years.

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

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boggardlurch
Lurch of the SoCal

A moment of pedantry:

boot1

/bo͞ot/

noun

  1. 1.a sturdy item of footwear covering the foot, the ankle, and sometimes the leg below the knee.“walking boots”

Thems ain’t boots by the definition. They stop below the ankle. Slip-ons, slippers, shoes, sure.