Mats Hummels (c.) was not going to get a bit of toe pain get in the way of his particiption in Der Klassiker.
Mats Hummels (c.) was not going to get a bit of toe pain get in the way of his particiption in Der Klassiker.
Bundesliga

Bayern Munich defender Mats Hummels explains holey boots

He's won four Bundesliga titles, lifted the FIFA World Cup, pledged one per cent of his wages to charity, modelled for Hugo Boss and now Mats Hummels is stepping into the world of custom football boot design. Well, not quite...

Eagle-eyed viewers among you may have spotted the 28-year-old sporting a rather unusual pair of kicks in Bayern Munich's 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund in Der Klassiker on Saturday. Fans were left scratching their heads at the sight of meticulously carved holes in the toe of each boot, but there was method to the Bayern defender's madness.

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