To gain an additional advantage on the pitch Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly using rugby-inspired new studs.
According to Tuttosport and Sport Mediaset, CR7 believes that the change to his boots will get a stronger grip on the turf and allow him to run faster.
Since 19 February Montpellier forward Andy Delort has already been using these studs, it is not entirely a new idea.
They seem to work, as Delort set a record in Ligue 1 by sprinting at 36.8 km/h for this season.
These are probably more than metal rubber studs, allowing for more flexibility and speed.