Michael Jordan’s impact on the world of sports fashion is undeniable, especially when it comes to footwear. Jordan Brand and Air Jordan gear has already found their way into basketball (obviously), baseball, football, golf and more. However, Jordan’s presence hasn’t yet been felt in the world of soccer… until now.
It was announced this week that Neymar Jr. — Brazil’s youngest and brightest soccer star — will become the first soccer player to feature the Jumpman on his soccer boot thanks to a new partnership.
The NJR x JORDAN Hypervenom football boot takes inspiration from the Jordan V, Neymar Jr.’s favorite. “The Jordan V is very iconic and has the fighter jet shark teeth on the front,” explains Nathan VanHook, Nike Football Sr. Design Director, “and the Hypervenom II that Neymar Jr. wears has an almost modernized version of that feature, so we took those elements and put them together.”