A First Look at the Nike x Neymar Jr. Mercurial Vapor Speed Freak

Complete with Neymar Jr.’s personal mantras such as ‘Sonho Dourado’, ‘Alegria’, ‘IV’, and ‘Shhh’

30th August 2019

Complete with Neymar Jr.’s personal mantras such as ‘Sonho Dourado’, ‘Alegria’, ‘IV’, and ‘Shhh’

Despite the speculation surrounding the future of the current Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil forward, Nike have dropped a new ‘Speed Freak’ version of their Mercurial Vapor boot designed specifically for Neymar and his fast-paced game.

The Brazilian forward’s game revolves around speed; the most expensive player of all time often has defenders on skates and the 27-year-old still possesses one of the highest sprint speeds in the game.

His love for speed extends to off the pitch too, as Neymar is also well-renowned for his love of motorsports and racing – he’s often seen in the company of Lewis Hamilton. Nike’s special-edition Neymar Jr. Mercurial Vapor Speed Freak channels all of the PSG forward’s passion for pace into a brand-new boot design.

Themed around motorsports, the boot carries a metallic silver upper and features a red and black checkered flag design from the underfoot up to the medial side. The heel area includes the legendary number 10 that he wears with the Brazilian national team, iconic Nike logos, as well as graphics from past boot models and some of Neymar Jr.’s personal mantras such as ‘Sonho Dourado’, ‘Alegria’, ‘IV/, and ‘Shhh’. 

The special edition boot is available now from Nike Football. 

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