Picture: St. Etienne’s Aubameyang warmed up in €3,000 Swarovski crystal footy boots

Football fashion has just been skyrocketed to a new level altogether.

Incredible pictures were beamed out of France on Monday night during the wam-up between Lyon and St. Etienne, as Les Verts forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was spotted going through his pre-game paces in a pair of €3,000 Swarovski crystal encrusted football boots.

The excellent Dirty Tackle have reported that “the boots are a custom design by Orravan Design using more than 4,000 crystals and taking 50 hours to complete. According to Gentside Sport they are worth €3,000.”

What remains unclear is how Aubameyang, a Gabon international, managed to get his hands on a pair of the exclusive boots.

One may have expected that the people behind Orravan Design would have wanted a more showbiz, high-profile footballer like Cristiano Ronaldo to have got the exclusive with the shiny footwork instead of the well-known, but hardly global superstar, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

For the record, St. Etienne went on to lose the match 1-0 against Lyon.

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