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Wayne Rooney dons old Nike Total 90 boots in draw with Brighton

The Everton forward wore eight year old boots as he struck a late penalty to salvage a point for the Toffees

In an age where footballers are often prescribed the right boots to wear for particular matches, we have got a lot time for this.

Everton forward Wayne Rooney rolled back the years by stepping out in some seriously old Nike Total 90 Laser II boots in the Toffees 1-1 draw with Brighton on Sunday afternoon.

Rooney scored a late penalty for Ronald Koeman’s side to salvage a point, but the biggest talking point was about Rooney’s footwear.


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The Total 90 Laser II’s have been discontinued, so we can only presume Rooney has had these stashed down the back of his cupboard for a few years.

Either that, or he’s got some specially made up because he likes them so much.

The boots were first released in 2008 and featured the iconic 90 ‘sweet spot’ area on the front of the boot.


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Rooney usually wears the Nike Hypervenom boots, and has been an ambassador for the boot since 2013.

So to see him reverting back to the Total 90 suggests he has always had his favourite pair – and given he scored a vital penalty for Everton with them on, who’s to say he won’t continue to don them in the coming weeks?


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