June 15, 2024 1:49 am

Adama Traore with custom-made Nike, assist king Paul Pogba with adidas, Yves Bissouma in both

There were brilliant performances from title contenders Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool while there was a surprise defeat for reigning champions Manchester City.

Bruno Fernandes scored three goals for Man United as Leeds were battered
Bruno Fernandes scored three goals for Man United as Leeds were battered
What a welcome sight this was at Leicester. The scenes were similar across the country
What a welcome sight this was at Leicester. The scenes were similar across the country

Fans also made their long-awaited proper return and the atmosphere across the country was just fantastic.

Also on display were some impressive boots but who wore what?

talkSPORT reveals which team’s starting XI wore what make of boot with some pretty quirky facts to come with them, too.

Of the 220 players who started for their clubs over the weekend, 97 players wore Nike, 94 players wore Adidas, while one wore both!

Meanwhile, 23 chose Puma and the hipster choices included New Balance (2), Under Armour (1) and Mizuno (1).

Arsenal

Adidas: 5
Nike: 5
Puma: 1

Kieran Tierney was on brand with adidas-sponsored Arsenal
Kieran Tierney was on brand with adidas-sponsored Arsenal

Aston Villa

Adidas: 3
Nike: 8

Danny Ings booted in a debut goal for Aston Villa wearing his Nikes
Danny Ings booted in a debut goal for Aston Villa wearing his Nikes

Brentford

Adidas: 3
Nike: 6
Puma: 2

The first goal of the season was scored by Nike boot wearer Sergi Canos (left)
The first goal of the season was scored by Nike boot wearer Sergi Canos (left)

Brighton

Adidas: 8
Nike: 3
Puma: 1

Yves Bissouma started with Adidas boots
Yves Bissouma started with Adidas boots
But then switched to Nikes in the second half of their win at Burnley
But then switched to Nikes in the second half of their win at Burnley

Burnley

Adidas: 6
Nike: 4
Puma: 1

Adidas was the most popular boot at Burnley
Adidas was the most popular boot at Burnley

Chelsea

Adidas: 4
Nike: 6
Puma: 1

Trevoh Chalobah, a surprise scorer for Chelsea, wore Nike boots
Trevoh Chalobah, a surprise scorer for Chelsea, wore Nike boots

Crystal Palace

Adidas: 3
Nike: 5
Puma: 3

Along with Newcastle, Palace were the most avid wearers of Puma
Along with Newcastle, Palace were the most avid wearers of Puma

Everton

Adidas: 4
Nike: 5
Puma: 2

Abdoulaye Doucoure scored the pick of Everton’s goals in their win over Southampton and donned Adidas boots
Abdoulaye Doucoure scored the pick of Everton’s goals in their win over Southampton and donned Adidas boots

Leeds

Adidas: 3
Nike: 8

Leeds have Adidas on their shirt but most of their players have Nike boots
Leeds have Adidas on their shirt but most of their players have Nike boots

Leicester

Adidas: 5
Nike: 5
Puma: 1

Jamie Vardy trolled Wolves fans after scoring a goal while wearing Adidas boots
Jamie Vardy trolled Wolves fans after scoring a goal while wearing Adidas boots

Liverpool

Adidas: 5
Nike: 4
Under Armour: 1
New Balance: 1

Trent Alexander-Arnold was the only player in the league to wear Under Armour boots
Trent Alexander-Arnold was the only player in the league to wear Under Armour boots

Manchester City

Adidas: 3
Nike: 5
Puma: 2
New Balance: 1

Raheem Sterling wore New Balance boots, as did Liverpool star Sadio Mane
Raheem Sterling wore New Balance boots, as did Liverpool star Sadio Mane

Manchester United

Adidas: 6
Nike: 4
Puma: 1

Pogba got four assists with his Adidas boots
Pogba got four assists with his Adidas boots

Newcastle

Adidas: 6
Nike: 2
Puma: 3

Puma wearer Allan Saint-Maximin had Declan Rice on toast at the start of Newcastle vs West Ham
Puma wearer Allan Saint-Maximin had Declan Rice on toast at the start of Newcastle vs West Ham

Norwich

Adidas: 8
Nike: 2
Puma: 1

Billy Gilmour sported Adidas on his Norwich debut
Billy Gilmour sported Adidas on his Norwich debut

Southampton

Adidas: 6
Nike: 3
Puma: 1
Mizuno: 1

Oriol Romeu was the only player to wear Mizuno boots
Oriol Romeu was the only player to wear Mizuno boots

Tottenham

Adidas: 7
Nike: 4

Japhet Tanganga put in a man-of-the-match display in his Adidas boots
Japhet Tanganga put in a man-of-the-match display in his Adidas boots

Watford

Nike: 9
Puma: 2

Watford were the most keen Nike wearers in the league
Watford were the most keen Nike wearers in the league

West Ham

Adidas: 8
Nike: 2
Puma: 1

Along with Brighton, Leeds and Norwich, West Ham were the most keen Adidas wearers
Along with Brighton, Leeds and Norwich, West Ham were the most keen Adidas wearers

Wolves

Adidas: 5
Nike: 5
Puma: 1

Adama Traore sported some custom-made Nike boots
Adama Traore sported some custom-made Nike boots

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