It's been a source of amusement for many, the aged footwear disintegrating before our eyes, what is the story with Jack Grealish boots?
Fresh from leading his club to Premier League promotion after a 2-1 victory over Derby, Grealish explained the back story to his ragged pair of Nike Mercurials.
I came back from injury and obviously, these were like this. I got a few goals and I got a few assists and thought these were my lucky boots, I had to keep them!
What are those! ?
Jack Grealish reveals the story behind his lucky boots
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) May 27, 2019
The Superstitious skipper's future at the club is far less certain, with John McGinn explaining post-match his next job is to convince Grealish "to stay."
Regardless of Jack Grealish boots and their poor condition, it's been a superb season for the 23-year-old who was one of two Aston Villa players named in the Championship team of the year.