Bukayo Saka wears the New Balance Furon known for its Hypoknit upper that provides a knit option for those looking for this type of speed boot. It’s the same boot regularly worn by Sadio Mane. He’s a key player for New Balance, joining them just prior to the Euro 2020 tournament, where he would make multiple apperances for the Three Lions in his NB Football Furon.
Right after getting a special pair of gold with black Furons, which is not for sale and is exclusive to him for winning the 2023 PFA Young Player of the Year, Saka gets the signature ‘Seven’ Edition Furons. They are mostly white with a fiery red accent courtesy of the big no. 7 on the sole’s forefoot as well as the brandings, logos and design on the entirety of the upper.
As part of its player wide release, Saka was one of the few players to rock this white Furon v7s. And since his leading Arsenal’s title-charge at the last few months of 2022/23, Saka surely had his ‘Rare Force’ boots soaking green and brown for his efforts on the pitch.
Saka resumed his play for Arsenal in 2023 with New Balance giving him a signature release to start the year. Predominantly red, the boot features a tonal baroque oak leaf print that covers the entirety of the upper, with the words ‘Progress’ and ‘Unity’ in silver accentuating further the centrality of Saka’s hometown of Ealing in the boot’s design.
Joining fellow New Balance wearer Raheem Sterling in the World Cup, Bukayo Saka wore the Furon v7 in the World Cup in Qatar at the end of 2022. He wore the blue with volt Furon in the tournament-specific ‘Headline Taker’ pack.
What Bukayo Saka Wore Before…
Before the Furon, Saka wore football boots both from the Nike and adidas, with experience in the Mercurial Superfly 6 and 7, then played with the laceless X 19+ speed boot and the laced Nemeziz 19.1 agility boot. Alongside Sadio Mane and Raheem Sterling, Saka joins the New Balance brand and allows the American footwear company to improve their presence in the football boot industry. Getting a significant boot sponsorship deal at the very young age of 19 years old is a testament to the talents and potential of the Hale End Academy product.
Bukayo Saka enjoyed his first senior silverware with Arsenal when the club won the FA Cup in 2020. He immediately followed it up with the 2020/21 Community shield, participating in the starting 11 and contributing an assist. Saka featured heavily on the right flank of Gareth Southgate’s Euro 2020 England squad and, despite missing his take in the Final’s penalty shootout vs Italy, provided consistently good performances and even a Man-of-the-Match display against the Czech Republic. Rising through the ranks at Arsenal, his Premier League performances caught the eye of New Balance who tied him into a boot deal at just the right time as he lit up the World Football stage.
Saka is one of a number of New Balance players, most who wear the Furon, including Sadio Mane, Harvey Elliott, Timothy Weah and Raheem Sterling.