Tomorrow sees the clash of two European footballing titans as FC Porto take on the might of Barcelona in the UEFA Super Cup.
To mark the occasion, Mizuno have provided Porto’s Brazilian marksman, Hulk, with a Gold pair of Morelia football boots to play the match in!
These stunning gold' football boots have been specially designed and embroidered to commemorate the Brazilian star's remarkable 2010/2011 season.
As well as Hulk’s now-customary ‘Ian’ and Name & Number embroidery on the heel, Mizuno have taken the time to add a special piece of stitching to the heel counter, marking the date of the clash with Barcelona.
The stocky Brazilian has had an incredible 2011 so far seeing FC Porto win the Portuguese League, the League Cup and the Europa League Cup, and Hulk himself achieved top goal scorer status in the Liga Sagres with 23 goals.
After already having scored three goals in two games this season, he has a promising season ahead with a host of big name clubs chasing his signature, but for the time being Pique, Puyol and the rest of the Blaugrana defence should be wary of the the Porto forward, who will be looking christen his new gold' football boots with a goal against the Champions of Europe!
For a boot created to enhance South American skill, flair and control, it could be argued that the Mizuno Morelia was designed with the Hulk in mind. The Brazilian footballer is a true Mizuno ambassador and has played a fundamental role in the research and development of the brand's heritage boot.
It seemed only fitting, then, that 25-year-old Hulk would be presented with a bespoke pair of Mizuno's legendary Morelia boot as he takes on one of the biggest clubs in the world on Thursday night.
The focus of the Mizuno Morelia range of football boots has always been on quality and craftsmanship, to deliver comfort and performance. The boot is constructed using lightweight kangaroo leather, which is not only soft and comfortable, but shapes your foot through constant wear to give excellent ball touch and feel.
“For a football player the most important thing is to play with a light, comfortable boot with strong traction and nobody understands that better than Mizuno,ĹĄ said Hulk. Ĺ›Mizuno have been producing market leading football products for years and I feel very privileged to have played my part in developing those.ĹĄ
Steeped in history and tradition, the Morelia was first introduced in Brazil during the early 1980s to meet player demands for a light, flexible boot that would enhance South American skill, flair and control.
Preserving the classic look of the Morelia, the boot has evolved over the years through subtle technical advances – such as the Morelia UltraLight – and has quickly become recognised as a true classic in terms of design, fit and comfort.