Liverpool midfielder Phillippe Coutinho sported some unusual footwear in the 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace via a massive hole cut into his boots.
The Brazilian's right Nike Mercurial Vapor 11 had been demolished at the back for a reason which is not yet known.
Given the fact that the 24-year-old scored a sensational free kick in the game at Anfield, other Premier League stars may choose to copy the Liverpool man.
Of course, the real reason is unlikely to be a fashion trend and it could be that the mercurial midfielder simply had a blister on his heel that he did not wish to further irritate.
The fleet-footed South American has enjoyed a renaissance of form in recent weeks after initially struggling upon his return from a fairly serious ankle injury.
Jurgen Klopp's side have looked all the better with the return to form of Coutinho and if they are to secure a place in the top four this season, he will likely be a decisive factor in their final four fixtures.
The Reds have had to cope with the loss of summer signing Sadio Mane in recent weeks with the Senegalese winger out for the remainder of the campaign with a knee injury.
The former Southampton man forged a fantastic attacking trio with Coutinho and Roberto Firmino in the early stages of the season, a trident which had many believing Liverpool could challenge for the league title.
It was not to be, but now, they have Coutinho back to his best and if a hole in his boots is helping him, then simply let him do it.