As part of a Nike/Jordan collaboration, Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, commonly known as Neymar or Neymar Jr., is the first soccer athlete to feature the “Jumpman” on his performance product. Additionally, the Jordan Brand will release a Neymar edition of the Jordan V Low with “Neymar” stitched inside the tongue.
The Njr x Jordan Hypervenom soccer 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,” explained Nathan VanHook, Nike football senior 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.”
In addition to the Hypervenom and Jordan V, the Njr x Jordan collection includes apparel and a football training shoe. This marks the first time the Jordan Brand has launched a complete collection for an athlete who is not a member of the Jordan Brand.
“Michael Jordan set the standard for greatness,” said Neymar Jr. “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.”
“I’m excited that Neymar and the Jordan Brand are working together,” said Michael Jordan. “I’m a fan of his creativity, style and passion for the game of soccer. He’s a special player and I look forward to this collaboration.”
The Njr x Jordan Hypervenom will be available on nike.com.
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