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Haaland’s Football Boots

What boots is Erling Haaland wearing right now? Well it could be hard to keep up, previously a Nike contracted player, it seems his deal expired in 2022 as everything has been changing on his feet, Haaland’s boots in 2022 have included various Puma, Nike and adidas. In fact everything is new for 2022/23 season for the big Norwegian; new country, new league, new team.

Most importantly, a new brand and silo for his football boots! The prolific striker is now an adidas player and wears the laced X Speedportal .1 boots. He might be known for his size and strength, but Haaland does not lack in speed, so the adidas boots surely fits the bill and he joins Salah and Messi in wearing these boots, not bad company!

Haaland adidas X.1 Speedportal Boots

Perhaps going through a feeling-out mode when he was running down his contract with Nike, Haaland was once spotted training with the Predator Edge.1 from the Diamond Edge pack. He did so after wearing the X Speedflow.1, his first adidas boot at the senior level, from the same collection.

Haaland Nike Boots

What was Erling wearing before adidas, the Manchester City hitman seems to have a taste for speed-based football boots. Before finally sticking with adidas and the X Speedportal, Haaland was one of Nike’s Mercurial players, even becoming part of an exclusive group of stars that joined CR7 and Mbappe in wearing the Mercurial Dream Speed series of boots.

Speaking of his Nike, Haaland headlined the Nuovo White Vapors as one of Nike’s up and coming talents of 2019. During Norway’s 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup group game against Honduras, he has made the Game Over Vapors proud with his record-breaking 9 goals-in-one-match performance.  In recognition of his ‘Golden Boy’ 2020 award, a black with gold Vapor 13s customised through the Nike By You service was debuted by Haaland in Januar 2021.

Early in his career, he would switch now and then to other Nike boots like the Magista and Hypervenom. But in the end, he opted to be a regular Mercurial guy, specifically going for the low-cut Vapors for many years.

Mercurial Dream Speed 004

Mercurial Dream Speed 004

The only player to wear the MDS 004 in the Vapor version, Haaland had his own pair without a collar that were not made available at retail. Joined in Nike’s Dream Speed series by Ronaldo and Mbappe the MDS 004 was designed to be out of this world with a design inspired by rockets reentry from space.

Mercurial Dream Speed 003

Mercurial Dream Speed 003
The third iteration of Nike’s Mercurial Dream Speed series, Fernandes joined Haaland in wearing the Vapor MDS 003, whilst Sam Kerr, Kylian Mbappe and Ronaldo wore the Superfly pairs, with subtle white, black and safari designs on the boots.

Nike White Nouveau Boot Pack

Nike White Nouveau Boot Pack

The cleanest looking set of Nike boots you may have ever seen! This white Nike pack, are just that white, with subtle hints of silver, iridescence and transparency used to stunning affect on the Mercurial Vapors worn by Erling.

Haaland’s Socks

One of Haaland’s secret weapons are his grip socks, he is known for wearing the GearXPro Sports SoxPro range, as you could often see under his Dortmund socks, these are designed to stop is foot sliding around in his boots.

His 9 goals against Honduras was more than enough to get him the Golden Boot in the 2019 U20 Fifa World Cup despite the failure of Norway to qualify for the knockout stages. His exploits so far in the UEFA Champions League has been unprecedented as he is listed as one of the few special ones to score in five straight UEFA games together with Alessandro Del Piero, Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Robert Lewandowski, none of which has reached Haaland’s tally of eight goals within the said number of games.

Who is Erling Haaland?

The son of former Nottingham Forest, Leeds United, and Manchester City player Alf-Inge Haaland, Erling Haaland’s first top-flight experience is with Eliteserien’s Molde when he joined the said club in 2016 at just 16 years of age. After just two seasons, he makes a move to Red Bull Salzburg and in just 12 months would move to Germany’s Bundesliga when he signed with Borussia Dortmund in January 2020. Goals are becoming synonymous with Haaland as it is the striker’s goalscoring capabilities that allow him to get attention from premier clubs at such a young age. He joins the likes of Alessandro Del Piero, Alan Shearer, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and Wayne Rooney to score a hat trick during their first appearance for their respective teams.

The highlight of Haaland’s playing style is his eye for the goal. He has a wonderful striker’s positional sense as he seems to be always in the right place at the right time for rebounds and tap ins, and can also strike the ball with little to no time to aim. Despite his strong bulky frame and a tall 6’4” height that can make him a target man, his pace, movement off the ball, and ability to get behind the defenders make him better suited to passes in behind the defences which more often than not lead to his clinical finishing.

Dean Ariola

Dean has worked Chief writer at the Black & Orange team since 2020, he has an indepth knowledge of all the soccer shoes from the big brands, you have him to thank for all the updates to our Boot Secrets guide and he is first on the scene with all the new releases for you!

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