Michael Jordan and Neymar Jr. released the NJR x Jordan Collection back on June 1st and Neymar Jr. will wear the Hypervenom this August when competing for his country.
Both Jordan and Neymar Jr. share a mutual respect for each other and to celebrate this mutual admiration the two teamed up to create a unique Nike/Jordan collaboration. Neymar Jr. will the first footballer to feature the Jumpman on his performance product. Additionally, the Jordan Brand will release a Neymar edition of the Jordan V Low with “Neymar” stitched inside the tongue.
The NJR x JORDAN Hypervenom football boot was inspired by the Jordan V, Neymar Jr.’s favorite.
The reflective swoosh is reinterpreted on the tongue-less hypervenom and Jordan’s iconic cement print is recreated on the soleplate along with the Jumpman logo underfoot. The initials of Neymar Jr.’s son (“DL”) appear on the laces, as does the icon of the Brasil flag.
Neymar’s number 10 appears on the lateral side of the left boot and per his request the number 23 is on the right boot to pay homage to Jordan.
In addition to the Hypervenom and Jordan V, the NJR x JORDAN collection includes apparel and a football training shoe. This is the first time the Jordan Brand has launched a complete collection for an athlete who is not a member of the Jordan Brand.
“Michael Jordan set the standard for greatness,” says Neymar Jr. “He’s an incredible competitor and a champion. I’ve always admired him, so to collaborate with him and have his icon on my boots means a great deal to me.”
“I’m excited that Neymar and the Jordan Brand are working together,” said Michael Jordan. “I’m a fan of his creativity, style and passion for the game of soccer. He’s a special player and I look forward to this collaboration.”