Featured Image of Pierre Emerick Aubameyang's crystal-covered Mercurial Vapor VIII's

THE ÂŁ2,500 CRYSTAL-COVERED VAPORS

Whilst we’re used to seeing Nike’s Mercurial range going for a premium price and boasting a wild design, there definitely hasn’t been a Mercurial Vapor VIIIĂ‚ like this before!

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These crystal-covered cleats come courtesy ofĂ‚ Pierre Emerick Aubameyang – an AS Saint-Etienne player, who wanted a special pair of boots to mark his club’s big game against Lyon last weekend.

Whilst these extra-specialĂ‚ Mercurial Vapor VIII failed to inspireĂ‚ AubameyangĂ‚ to victory, as ASSE fell 1-0 to the Ligue 1 leaders, they’re definitely still a sight to behold.

Created using over 4,000 crystals, these were a bespoke creation from French company Orravan designs.

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You might remember the name, as they’re the same design house that worked on Mamadou Sakho’s Swarovski Superfly‘s from early 2011 – we can only imagine the company is inundated with footballers with wallets full of cash to burn on sparkling soccer boots/

Painstakingly styled around the Nike ticks, Orravan also included Aubameyang’s initials and some stars in the design.

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And whilst the Gabon international didn’t wear them for the crunch tie against Lyon, as you can see he did take to the pitch in them for the warm-up – Ă‚ something we don’t think we’d dare do if we’d just paid ÂŁ2,500 for a pair of boots!

What do you think of Pierre Emerick Aubameyang’s boots?

Let us know in the comments!

 

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  • sean

    During the current economic crisis, this sort of thing is ridiculous. What an idiot!

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  • LG

    Its either boots or strippers.

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  • Adsi7

    Great player. Ridiculous boots

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  • Emperius

    21st is approaching with much reason now.

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  • hi

    NICE!!!!

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