Sadio Mané and New Balance Football have collaborated on a limited edition Furon v5 Maagum boot – celebrating his Senegalese heritage. The word “Maagum” is Wolof for ‘Rise’ in homage to the ‘Simb of Senegal’ which is an artistic ritual celebrating the transformation of a man into a lion.
Only 405 pairs will be available, one for each kilometer traveled by Sadio from his hometown Bambaly to the Senegalese capital, Dakar, to attend his first football trials. The Liverpool FC attacker later went onto join the Senegalese football academy where his journey to becoming a lion began.
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Senegal forward, Sadio Mané said:
“I’m so proud to have a boot that celebrates my connection to my homeland. New Balance’s design team have done a fantastic job of creating a design that represents my football journey and my Senegalese heritage”.
So, what has this latest version of Furon got to offer that we should know about? It starts up top, where a bonded mesh upper is integrated with a low-profile track collar for ultimate response and natural locked-in feel. The lacing system runs higher on the boot than other traditional styles, increasing striking surface area. The speed and acceleration part is taken care of underfoot, where a data-driven directional stud pattern enhances ultra-aggressive take-off in tight situations. Added along with that a Fantom Fit full-foot “skeleton” provides targeted lock-down and unrivaled, explosive acceleration.
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