Neymar Jr. Football Boots
Neymar Jr. is officially a Puma player, with the sportswear brand striking a long-term partnership with NR Sports, the company which holds the image rights of the player. For a long time, the golden boy from Brazil had been wearing the iconic Mercurial Vapors and had multiple signature model releases with Nike, now he will wear the Future Z boots on pitch, after starting with the King for Puma.
Future Z Teaser
Neymar Future Z Boots
Now, Neymar Jr. is going to wear the Puma King Platinum, another silo with a rich history as it had graced the feet of none other than Pele. The Puma King Platinum has received a remake last 2019 and saw the boot fitted with a slim, modern speed boot silhouette and a soft premium K-leather. The Rapidsprint outsole complements the overall lightweight profile of the boot. Puma markets Neymar's move to wear the specific Puma boots as the 'Return of the King.' The hope now is that the Puma King Platinum increases in popularity as it now has a marquee player contracted to play it regularly.
Aside from football-related endorsement, Neymar would also be an off-pitch brand ambassador as the football star will be wearing Puma's lifestyle clothing, training outfits, sports-inspired footwear, and other Puma apparel and products. Bjørn Gulden, CEO of PUMA, acknowledges Neymar is one of the best players in the world and one of the most influential to global football and youth culture. Neymar cites watching videos of Pele, Cruyff, and Maradona and seeing them wear the Puma King inspired him to wear the Puma silo. He mentions that the players were the kings of the pitch and commits to follow in their footsteps to recreate the magic of the Puma King Platinum.
Neymar will be sporting a new logo. The new Neymar symbol is an 'N' with a 'J' at the bottom and a curved 'r' at the top, producing a chain-like overall look punctuated by the Puma Cat at the bottom right corner.
Neymar's Nike Boots
Neymar previously wore the Nike Mercurial range, posing as the headline player for the speed silo along with Cristiano Ronaldo and Kylian Mbappe. Having previously headlined the Hypervenom, Neymar went on to wear the Vapor XIII.
Nike Neymar Boot History:
Neymar, contracted with American sports brand Nike to represent the Swoosh across the world of sport, has received various signature boots over his career to date which included a special Golden Dream Hypervenom for the player to wear in the knock-out stages of the 2014 World Cup and a Meu Jogo Mercurial Vapor to wear for Russia 2018.
Neymar was born on the 5th of February 1992 in Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil. Neymar was regarded as one of the best youth talents in world football and was nominated in the 2012 Ballon d'Or aged just 20. Neymar began his career at Santos in 2003 where he played through the youth levels. He made his debut aged 17 years old for the club in March 2009 in a 2-1 win against Oeste.
In May 2013 Neymar sealed a long-awaited move to Spanish giants Barcelona for £48.6m. He made his competitive debut for the club in a 7-0 drubbing against Levante UD and he scored his first goal for the club against Atletico Madrid in the Spanish Supercup. On the top of his team awards in Barcelona are the treble of the La Liga, Copa del Rey, and UCL in the 2014-2015 season. In 2017, he signed with PSG with his signature costing the club €222 million, making his transfer, even to this date, the most expensive in history. He would then be part of the Ligue 1 winning PSG team in both 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 seasons.
Neymar is an avid wearer of Nike. He has worn several boots from the brand counting the Mercurial Vapor, Hypervenom Phantom and the Green Speed. Neymar has had many signature boots and collaborations, and one boot he was famously recognised for wearing was the Nike Green Speed, the lightest and fastest by Nike made from recycled bottles and renewable materials. The boot was limited and only produced 2012 pairs worldwide. Before the Green Speed Neymar wore several boots in the Nike Mercurial Vapor range that he finally returned to as he liked them so much, with Nike creating him special signature editions.
In 2013 Neymar was the face of the Nike Hypervenon boots, his boot collaberations saw a first for footall Air Jordan boot, dubbed the NJR x Jordan before falling out of love with the silo as Nike evolved the design over time and NJR returing to wearing the Vapor over time. In the early part of 2019, Nike had shown the Silencio for his Vapor 12 and August of 2019 provided the world with NJR Speed Freak Nike variation of Mercurial Vapor XIII Elite with the colourway being inspired by Neymar's love of speed and of F1 Formula racing.