Neymar is about to become the first football player to wear a Jumpman on his boots.
The Brazil and Barcelona star will be wearing the Nike NJR x Jordan Hypervenom, which is inspired by the Jordan V and becomes the first ever performance collaboration between Nike Football and Jordan Brand.
The Jordan V’s reflective tongue is reinterpreted on the tongue-less Hypervenom in the form of a bold reflective Swoosh. The reflective properties consume the Neymar Jr. edition of the Jordan V Low, on which the entire upper is reflective.
Jordan’s iconic cement print is recreated on the soleplate of the Hypervenom, along with the Jumpan logo underfoot. The initials of Neymar Jr.’s son (“DL”) appear on the laces, as does the icon of the Brazil flag.
The boot heel features the Jumpman exclusively.
Neymar Jr.’s Brasil number, 10, appears on the lateral side of the left boot and per Neymar Jr.’s request, the number 23 is on the right boot paying homage to Jordan. Both numbers appear in the respective font of the jerseys worn by the athletes. The sockliner and packaging feature a lock-up of Jordan and Neymar’s logos, while the boot heel features the Jumpman exclusively.
Speaking on the release, Neymar said:
"Michael Jordan set the standard for greatness. He's an incredible competitor and a champion. I've always admired him, so to collaborate with him and have his icon on my boots means a great deal to me."
Neymar will debut the NJR x JORDAN Hypervenom on-pitch this August.
The NJR x JORDAN collection will be available from June 1 via the Nike Football App.