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Balon D’Or 2018 Boots

Ian Ebbs

To honour Croatia’s Luka Modrić winning the Balon D’Or, Nike have created one of two limited edition boots, available from December 4th, this Mercurial Vapor in Atmosphere Grey & Oil Grey appears to the eye to be silver. It is paired with a strong black swoosh, gold details trim the swoosh and appear on the heel in what looks like a fingerprint Mercurial logo. The fingerprint effect is also used across the upper of the boot.

A second limited-edition Golden Touch Mercurial 360 has been made for Young Player award winner Kylian Mbappe, Mbappe’s boots are the Superfly 360 version with the raised collar, the other details of the boots appear the same.

Modric won the Balon D’Or for his efforts captaining Croatia to the World Cup finals and playing a major role in Real Madrid’s Champions League success.

A breakout year for Kylian Mbappe was crowned with a World Cup win with France and his moving forward as the future star athlete in Nike’s player roster.


Ian Ebbs

Founder of back in 2010, Ian went on to create and host their YouTube channel which now has 1.5million subscribers and over 300 million views, he also hosts their podcast which you can find on Spotify. Taking his over fifteen year experience in the football industry, Ian wrote the book: How To Choose Your Boots (find it on Amazon) where he looks to help footballers of all levels find their perfect pair.