Diego Costa may well wear Adidas F50 Adizero Leather when hes firing for Chelsea - but Nike appears to be the bootmaker of choice for the Premier League’s goalscorers this season.
Well over half of the division’s goals in 2016-17 have been scored by players wearing Nike boots.
Football Boots DB keep a record of which boots each Premier League star wears.
Get West London has cross referenced this data with the number of goals scored by each player to find the division’s top scoring boot.
Nike boots have struck 109 goals so far this season (58% of the total), while Adidas boots have scored 62 (33%) and Puma 11 (6%).
The Nike Mercurial Vapor XI has been the top scoring model with 27 goals. They’ve come from the likes of Philippe Coutinho (three goals), Raheem Sterling (four goals) and Zlatan Ibrahimovic (also four goals).
Wearers of the Nike Mercurial Superfly V, such as Alexis Sanchez and Etienne Capoue (four goals each), have scored 21 goals between them.
However, despite this apparent success for Nike it should be pointed out that their boots do get worn more often, so are likely to have scored more goals.
Nike boots have made 1,082 Premier League appearances this season compared to 666 from Adidas and 90 from Puma.
When working out a games per goal ratio for each of the makes the figures come out roughly the same.
Each bootmaker averages 0.1 goals per game when rounded to one decimal place.
Make | Goals | Appearances
Nike | 109 | 1082
Adidas | 62 | 666
Puma | 11 | 90
New Balance | 3 | 43
Under Armour | 1 | 9
Umbro | 0 | 2
Mizuno | 0 | 6
Unknown | 1 | 32