Neymar Jr. continues his gradual ascent as Nike’s top football star. His latest product the NJR x Jordan Hypervenom collection, makes NJR the first footballer to have a football boot endorsed by the Jumpman.
Nike have hooked up Neymar Jr and Michael Jordan to create this new Hypervenom Phantom II Neymar X Jordan football boot. Neymar’s involvement in the design process was simple, he was given a poster with a picture of every single Jordan shoe to date and he had to pick one shoe to focus on.
His choice – The Jordan 5…
The Jordan 5 had an obvious similarity with the Hypervenom, the ‘shark teeth’ from sole to upper seen on the Jordan 5 is not far away from the more modern design on the Hypervenom.
The new Hypervenom has the number 23 which is Jordan’s Chicago Bulls shirt number on the outside heel of the right boot and the number 10 on the left boot, the number Neymar wears for Brazil. Both are embroidered in the red and white colours of the Chicago Bulls.
The heel of the boot carries the famous Air Jordan logo, which is kind of strange to see on a football boot.
The new Hypervenom Phantom II Neymar X Jordan football boots will not use the NikeSkin upper that was reintroduced from the original Hypervenom, in its place is an all new NikeSkin upper with a matte textured finish.
Michael Jordan’s iconic cement print is recreated on the soleplate of the Hypervenom, along with the Jumpan logo underfoot.
You will have to wait to see the boots in competition as Neymar isn’t featuring at the Copa America. Barcelona and Brazil have instead agreed that the striker will play for Brazil at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
The Jordan Brand will also release a Neymar edition of the Jordan V Low with “Neymar” stitched inside the tongue.
Players: Neymar Jr
Availability: Limited Edition
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