After hooking Neymar up with a pair of exclusive Gold HyperVenom boots to wear in the World Cup knock out stages Nike have now supplied their Brazilian striker with a matching pair of Mercurial Lite Shinpads.

The Mercurial Lite Shinpads feature a newly designed foam backing but remain Nike's lightest guards on the market, with a minimal but sturdy structure. Neymar is so far living up to his superstar tag this World Cup with 4 goals in his opening 3 games sending Brazil into the next stage and in turn earning himself a pair of exclusive Gold Nike HyperVenom boots along with these matching pads.

The comfortable, low-profile construction provides protection without distraction - the sign of a good shin guard is not noticing it's there. Comfort Dri-FIT fabric sleeves are breathable and lightweight for comfort while holding the guard secure against the skin. The shin guards have an anatomical left/right design, contoured for a better fit complete with a Nike Swoosh at the front. To keep things simple, they're better than those ones you've had in your kit bag since school. Time for a change, you'll be surprised. 

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