Watch out Champions League – Nike is releasing a whole new set of vibrant colorways to kick off the tournament and highlight their current range of boots. From a visual perspective alone, this could be the most striking pack of releases we have seen to date with some very impressive updated designs on offer.
“Nike constantly strives to employ color in original and innovative ways,” said Denis Dekovic, Design Director, Nike Football. “For our new collection, we utilized vibrant colors to create a striking new look on-pitch.”
Athletes such as Neymar Jr. (who has already worn this colorway) and Wayne Rooney (not in Champions League action) will play in a new bold two-tone orange Hypervenom, which is designed for the world’s most agile attackers. Mario Gotze and David Luiz will wear a Hyper-Turquoise color of the Magista – a style that redefined how football boots look and perform. The Mercurial Superfly, worn by players such as PSG striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Franck Ribery, is built for speed and will debut on-pitch in an eye-popping Laser Orange. And finally, players like Gerard Pique and Sergio Ramos will wear probably the most impressive release, a new Tiempo V in bright Neo-Turquoise and HyperCrimson.
“Our intention here was to amplify color as much as possible,” added Dekovic. “We wanted to produce the brightest possible colors and really tap into their vibrancy.”