Pics: What do you make of Gareth Bale's very fancy new boots? 8 years ago

Pics: What do you make of Gareth Bale's very fancy new boots?

The Welsh man wore the adidas f50 crazylight for the first time against Schalke last night, and they served him very well indeed.

Boot launches are at epidemic levels these days as all the big companies are pushing their World Cup-bound stars new kicks.

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But some of those players not headed to Brazil are also getting lots of push from their backers in the last few weeks. We've only just recovered from the Zlatan onslaught last week and last night Gareth Bale gave his new boots a spin for the first time.

Eschewing the trend for both knitwear and combined socks that have dominated 2014's boot launches, Bale's new boots are a variant of the f50 range called crazylight, because they are, well, crazy light.

Weighing just 135gm, adidas claim they are the lightest commercial boot ever.

They certainly did the trick for Bale, who was involved in all three of Real Madrid's goals in the Champions League last night, but we reckon they might be just a bit flashy if you aren't one of the world's most exciting young players.

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