Michael Jordan and Neymar Jr. share a mutual respect that transcends sports, countries and languages. Neymar Jr. grew up a fan of the man, while Jordan appreciates Neymar Jr.’s style on and off the pitch. Now, as a unique Nike/Jordan collaboration, Neymar Jr. becomes the first football athlete to feature the Jumpman on his performance product.

The design for this Hypervenom football boot is inspired by the Jordan V, which happen to be Neymar Jr.’s favourite among the previous Jordans.

Nathan VanHook, Nike Football Senior Design Director says, “The Jordan V is very iconic and has the fighter jet shark teeth on the front and the Hypervenom II that Neymar Jr. wears has an almost modernized version of that feature, so we took those elements and put them together”.

Additionally, the Jordan brand will release a Neymar edition of the Jordan V Low with “Neymar” stitched inside the tongue.