Soccer insanity has descended on seemingly the whole world in the last few months, bringing with it a seemingly unending deluge of new World Cup cleat releases. And these new boots aren’t the equipment that Pelé used to wear while dodging defenders in the ’60s. No, these 2014 pieces are wonders of both modern science and modern shoe fabrication. Simply put, they’re art.

So, in celebration of the long-awaited arrival of the 2014 Copa Mundial, which kicks off on Thursday, check out a gallery of some of the newest, wildest and most beautiful World Cup cleat releases.

Click through the gallery above, then find out more about cleat releases in the links below.

Puma X BAPE, COLETTE, KITH AND ALIFE evoSPEED football boots

Nike Mercurial Vapor IX CR7 Special-Edition

Nike Mercurial Superfly 2014

adidas adizero F50 Crazylight

adidas Copa Mundial Samba Collection

adidas Primeknit FS Sock-Cleats

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