FOOTBALL boots have become essential to a Premier League star's peformance.
The likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Mo Salah rake in millions through sponsorship deals with Nike and Adidas respectively.
But, have you ever wondered what is the most popular football boot worn by footballers in England's top flight?
Thank to the Football Boots Database, SunSport can give you the answer.
And unsurprisingly, it's a pair of cleats that Manchester United legend Ronaldo gets behind that are the most commonly used by the pros.
Incredibly, 111 Prem players wear the Nike Mecurial range, which are also worn by European superstars Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland.
Most prominently on our shores it's Cristiano who favours a pair of the Superfly VIII Elite CR110's that cost £250.
His United team-mates Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford, and Jadon Sancho also prefer Mercurials – specifically the Superfly VIII Elite that can cost as much as £230.
While Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wears the Superfly Heritage range, which boot collectors are charging up to £375 online.
In second spot, and only by the smallest of margins, is the Adidas X boots.
106 top-flight stars wear their different varieties of models, which seem to favour quick forwards.
Liverpool's Salah is the poster boy for the X Speedflow.1 boot. They retail at around £180.
Tottenham's South Korean international Heung-min Son goes with the Speedflow+, which are a bit pricier at £230.
A FAVOURITE FOR PLAYMAKERS
There certainly aren't a shortage of No10s in our football.
And 72 of them are fans of Nike's Phantom GT boots, which are favoured by the likes of Jack Grealish, Phil Foden, Kevin De Bruyne, and Mason Mount.
The most quintessential boot for playmakers, because of its super grip to maximise control, their GT 2 Elite DF will set you back around £185.
If it's good enough for De Bruyne…
It's amazing to think that the Adidas Predator range began back in 1994 – some 27 years ago.
And still 51 players in the Prem today are wearing their boots.
Paul Pogba is the biggest name with his Pulse UCL. They cost an eye-watering £300.
Plenty of goalkeepers wear the £185 Freak+ too, including Gunners keeper Aaron Ramsdale.
THE SLOW BURNER
In recent years, New Balance have entered the football boot market.
However, there are only eight pros wearing their boots in the Premier League.
It's the Furon model that is the ticket for the likes of Bukayo Saka, Raheem Sterling and Sadio Mane.
All pacy wingers, their lightweight Furon 6+ boots will set you back £180.
Which boots do you swear by?
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