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A Closer Look at the Nike NJR X Jordan Hypervenom II "White/Red"

Two of Nike's biggest performers and personalities come together for a second bash at their collaborative football collection. Neymar and Basketball legend Michael Jordan mix up swooshes and swishes for a new colour update on their signature Hypervenom Phantom II. Icons in their respective fields, as creative off the pitch and court as they are on it.

Their collaborative collection fused together by Nike first launched in the summer and now a second drop arrives as the original colourways is flipped and switched for a predominantly white display of fresh J's. A unique collaboration in football that sees Neymar become the first ever player to wear a Jumpman logo on his football boots and evidence that Nike aren't afraid to cross categories in search of new boundaries and creative partnerships.

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On the previous edition it was Neymar Jr.’s Brasil number, 10, that appeared on the lateral side of the left boot, but on the "white/red" update his Barcelona number, 11, is featured. The number 23 is on the right boot of both colourways in homage to Jordan and the sockliner and packaging feature a lock-up of Jordan and Neymar’s logos, while the boot heel features the Jumpman exclusively.

The NJR x JORDAN Hypervenom football boot takes inspiration from the Jordan V, Neymar Jr.’s favourite. The Jordan V’s reflective tongue is reinterpreted on the tongue-less Hypervenom in the form of a bold reflective Swoosh and Jordan’s iconic cement print is recreated on the soleplate of the Hypervenom. As with the first boot worn by Neymar in the Olympics, the second "white/red" update will be supported by the Barca man for a handful of games in La Liga this month.

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