Big expectations have been placed on Brazil star Neymar and Nike have launched a special Golden Dream Hypervenom Phantom for the Brazilian attacker.
The boot is officially dubbed “Sonho Dourado” meaning Golden Dream and it will be exclusively worn by Neymar in Brazil. The boots boasts a bright and shiny gold upper with volt yellow trim on the heel lining, laces and Nike Swoosh logos. Black piping is seen on the heel lining and Nike Swoosh logos. The sockliner features a special gold spray paint can printed on top.
As a kid Neymar would spray paint his boots gold and now Nike have produced a stunning colourway for their agility boot the Hypervenom Phantom. Neymar will wear the boots in the knock-out rounds of the tournament.
Nike Football Design Director, Denis Dekovic said, “When we met with Neymar he told us that when he was 12 he used to spray paint his boots gold. He said that he always wanted a pair of gold boots but that he couldn’t find them anywhere. So we took that insight and decided this summer would be the perfect moment to create this boot for him.”
Dekovic added, “The biggest challenge was getting the gold tone perfect so it had the right spray-painted look,” Dekovic said. “We worked closely with Neymar to get it as close to how he remembered the color when he would apply it as a kid. We’re all delighted with the results and can’t wait to see it on pitch.”
The split-toe soleplate and sockliner are also coloured volt yellow. Neymar previously wore the World Cup Hypervenom colourway worn by the likes of England’s Wayne Rooney and Daniel Sturridge.
Dekovic further mentioned “The Nike Hypervenom is a response to the way the game is changing. Players want to be quicker, not just in a foot race, but quicker with the ball at their feet in small spaces. They need to create chances from nothing. The Hypervenom was designed to help combat today’s faster defenders by allowing strikers that extra split-second in the box.”