Brasil striker Neymar has been seemingly unstoppable in the Nike Hypervenom cleat, and he’ll look to continue his roll tomorrow in the Confederations Cup final against Spain. Today, Nike has provided some insight into the making of the Hypervenom.
Designed with feedback from players including Neymar, Wayne Rooney, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the Hypervenom delivers an ideal balance of on-field performance and style. These strikers needed a boot which would allow them to quickly create space and get off a good shot from any angle. One of the key ideals behind the Hypervenom was making it as quick and agile as possible, as defenders are becoming just as fast and skillful as today’s best forwards.
VP of Nike Football Phil McCartney had this to say about Neymar’s contributions to the Hypervenom: “Neymar’s input was invaluable. He had been wearing the Mercurial Vapor IX boot, a pure speed product designed to help athletes look and find space to beat a man. The Hypervenom focuses on creating the space in order to put the ball in the net. It’s a small but important nuance.”
The Hypervenom is built with an innovative Nikeskin upper, which is a soft mesh coated with a thin polyurethane film and then treated with All Conditions Control technology to ensure ball control doesn’t falter in wet conditions. The result is an almost barefoot-like feel, providing a high level of control on the field.
Pick up the Hypervenom FG for $225 today and be sure to check out the video below for more insight on the makings of this innovative boot.