Real men wear pink. It’s not just for babies any more. You’ll often see pink tag-teamed with black or white to add character and personality to a boot. But make no mistake – pink is always the center of attention. Check out the pink boots below who want to get your attention!
Pink is the mixed martial artist amongst a sea of boxers. It took a while to stake it’s claim as a serious choice for footwear designers, but now it’s here and has become the choice of colour for those who want to add some swagger to their style. How things have changed…
Nike Pink Boots
The Luminous Mercurial Superfly 9/Vapor 15 adds to those Nike boots that became memorable simply because they were pink, which was a funky look in the previous decades. As pink becomes more mainstream, this particular Mercurial should appeal even to those that play football at a casual level.
Nike delivered a surprise in the heat of the 2022 World Cup knockout stage, releasing a generational update in the form of the Phantom GX. The successor to the Phantom GT debuted with a recognisable Hyper Pink colourway, all of it on the highlight feature called ‘Gripknit’ that covered the front of the boot.
adidas Pink Boots
The speedsters of adidas started 2023 with a predominantly pink X Speedportal that had white performance logo on the medial side towards the heel and the bigger, more prominent Three Stripes (also in white) on the outstep of the toe box. The boot transitioned to the thematic black towards the heel and tongue. The glossy Carbitex Speedframe joined the rest of the boot to complete the pink details.
Top 10 Pink Boots Ever
Nike Mercurial Superfly 4 Lightning Storm
This hyper pink Mercurial boot was part of the bold Nike pack featuring an assortment of bright colours for the brand’s silos in 2015. Bannered by no less than Nike’s main star Cristiano Ronaldo, this Superfly boot displayed an awesome combination of a Flyknit upper and supportive brio cables to slingshot your speed boost.
Nike Mercurial Vapor 4 Rosa
Arguably the pioneer of pink boots, the Nike Mercurial Vapor 4 Rosa gained prominence in November 2008 when Nicklas Bendtner, wearing the said boots, powered Arsenal past Dynamo Kyiv with his 87th-minute goal. The Teijin-uppered boot with a carbon fibre soleplate was not missed by news outlets as pink was always being mentioned with Bendtner and the winning goal.
Adidas F50 adizero Neon Pink
This adizero colourway version came in July 2014 with the backdrop of the Adidas silo claiming the top scoring boot crown in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The boot made good use of the technical skills of Luis Suarez and James Rodriguez thanks to its Hybridtouch technology for ball control in all weather conditions as well as its Dribbletex, the 3D raised grip texture on the upper for high-speed dribbling.
Adidas X 19+ Locality
The shock pink X 19+ launch was indefinitely postponed due to coronavirus pandemic, but ultimately arrived with a bang as its ultralight X-lay skin upper and Speedframe outsole were needed into service by the likes of Jamie Vardy and Son Heung-Min.
Nike Mercurial Vapor X Hyper Pink
The hyper pink Vapor X debuted in July 2015 right after the release of the Lightning Storm pack. The boot accommodated the low-cut preference of some of the professional players who found the Dynamic Fit Collar of the Superfly 4 restrictive. True enough, the low-cut profile plus the thin synthetic Teijin upper proved valuable enough for the likes of EPL 2014-2015 Player of the Year Eden Hazard.
Adidas Predator LZ DB Olympic Pink
Debuted in May 2012 to devastating effect, the Predator LZ DB with its Sweet Spot strike zones assisted the man himself David Beckham in delivering his trademark bending free-kick goal against Montreal in MLS. The choice of pink was based on the pinkish hue that dominated that year’s Olympic contests hosted by London.
Puma evoSPEED 1.2 Tricks
Worn in the 2014 World Cup by Sergio Aguero and Olivier Giroud, the evoSPEED 1.2 Tricks featured a unique combination of pink right boot and light blue left boot. The colours proved to be as dynamic as Giroud’s goals, with the evoSPEED’s premium monolayer microfibre upper with internal Everfit cage assisting the Frenchman’s performance.
Adidas Predator LZ II Samba
Launched ahead of the 2014 World Cup, the solar pink Predator LZ II danced to a Samba vibe brought about by the hosting of Brazil of the FIFA tournament. The LZ II was spotted being worn by Mesut Ozil during training and using its Lethal zones to polish his first touch, control, dribbling, passing, and shooting.
Nike Mercurial Vapor 13 Special Commemorative
This boot was gifted to Megan Rapinoe in December 2019 after she got awarded with the coveted Balon d’Or, capping off a very successful year that saw her also lift the Women’s FIFA World Cup Finals trophy, in addition to being named joint-top scorer and player of the tournament. The boot was simply commemorative and is not available for retail. The colour matched Rapinoe’s trademark pink hair which makes her instantly recognizable on the pitch.
Puma Future 6.1 Turbo
The Turbo Future 6.1 was launched on September 2020. The Puma boot, considered to be one of the most comfortable boots in the market with its Evoknit upper and wide lasting, was worn by Antoine Griezmann who was no stranger to flashing pink boots on the pitch. He previously sported the pink-and-yellow evoSPEED SL II Tricks in Euro 2016.
Pink Boots These Past Couple of Years…
With the Unite Football Pack, adidas remade the pink and white ‘David Beckham’ Predator LZ colourway onto the Predator Edge. The pink part mostly covered the quarter and the heel, with the slanted half-and-half design demarcated with a faded transition.