Son Heung-Min had always been with the adidas X silo as far as the X 18 generation. At the moment, he wears the X Crazyfast.1 that boasts a responsive Aeroplate-backed Speedframe and a thin Aeropacity Speedskin upper for an overall speedy package. He has always been one of the faces for adidas to wear the laceless model, and his choice to go without laces continues with the current X Crazyfast generation.
With Kane moving on to Bayern Munich, Son emerged as the primary goalscorer for the Spurs. He took on and performed such role with relish and became an integral part of the Ange Postecoglou-led Tottenham. As such, he was able to be bold and continue wearing his first-ever signature pair that was just full of colours (reminds us of Korean popsicles). Lucid lemon from the Crazyrush pack formed a lip on the forefoot, with a hot pink shade covering the rest of the upper. Purple applied to the Primeknit tongue, while blue capped off the colourway through the stripes.
Son Heung-Min: The Player and His Previous Boots
Son Heung Min was born in Chuncheon, Gangwon on the 8th of July 1992. He spent the early part of his professional career in Bundesliga with Hamburger SV and Bayer Leverkusen. His €30 million transfer to Tottenham Hotspur in 2015 became the most expensive fee paid for an Asian player. He had since justified the price tag by becoming an integral part of the team that has also the likes of Harry Kane, Dele Alli, and Lucas Moura. Together, they enabled Tottenham to become contenders these past few years, finishing in top 6 in the Premier League and ending as runners up to Liverpool in the 2018-2019 Champions League.
Son is following the footsteps of Park Ji-sung as one of the greatest Korean players of the Premier League of all time. Son is known for his explosive pace, extreme ball control and dribbling, making him especially deadly during a counter-attack. At present, he operates on the left-wing, but his work rate has been effective in also providing defensive cover when Tottenham is out of possession. His performances earned him a Balon d’Or nomination for 2019, deservedly placing him among the ranks of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, and Virgil Van Dijk.
While not qualifying for the knockout rounds, Son finished South Korea’s 2018 World Cup campaign on a high note by scoring the decisive second goal that dethroned World Cup champions Germany with a 2-0 scoreline. Son was wearing an Adidas X18+ from the Energy Mode pack at that time. Before wearing the adidas X, he wore their F50 Adizeros and has often personalized his boots with a ‘HM7’ branding partnered with a Korean flag. Speaking of the F50 adizeros, Son was chosen to wear the adidas x Unisport F50 Ghosted Memory Lane, which had the original Sprintskin upper and the first-gen Carbitex Speedframe. Colourway-wise, that specific Memory Lane boot combined the iconic colourways of the Messi chameleon purple and Bale crazylight into one.