New Balance are celebrating Sadio Mané being named as the 2019 African Player of the Year, with a personalized pair of the brand new Furon 6 boots. Yes, that would be v6, the upcoming generation of ! We are essentially getting a sneak peek at the upcoming release via an exclusive celebratory boot.
The upper color follows the colors of his club team, Liverpool, with gold detailing through the NB logo adding a touch of sophistication to the new release. This is also the case on the laces, where a continuous line of “Sadio Mane Player Of The Year 2019” is used in the same gold color. Sadio also helped to design a special insignia, that is visible on the heel of the boots.
Mane scored an impressive 32 goals in 53 appearances for Liverpool last year. He enjoyed an incredible season, helping his team win the Champions League, Club World Cup and Super Cup. The 27 year old received a total of 477 votes at the ceremony in Hurghada, beating teammate Mohamed Salah and Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez, who received 325 and 267 votes respectively, to the trophy.
And as it stands, we don’t have too long left to wait until we are fully introduced to Furon 6, with the launch stated by New Balance to be “very soon.”