Michael Jordan’s status and influence transcends all sports, but international football may have the closest connection to the game MJ dominated so effortlessly in the 80s and 90s. Both basketball and football require a strong team game that is enhanced by pinpoint passing and embracing versatility, but what has sealed greatness is the ability to score on a dangerous level. Jordan, of course, is the greatest scorer in the history of the game (and certainly the greatest player – period), and that’s where Neymar’s connection to MJ shines through; the Brazilian megastar is one of the most feared scorers in the game today, and his legacy is only starting to grow.
This upcoming collaboration between Neymar Jr. and Jordan is the first-ever partnership with the Jumpman label and the sport of soccer. Neymar’s affinity for the Air Jordan 5 was a perfect fit because of the marquee “sharks tooth” detail that is refreshingly similar to the aggressive design on Neymar’s Hypervenom boot. Senior Footwear Design Director Nathan Van Hook put the finishing touches on the design of this Neymar x Jordan Hypervenom, which features a striking colorway inspired by the OG “Metallic” from 1989. You can purchase the Neymar x Jordan collection now through the Nike Football App and on June 3rd through the SNKRS App. Get a detailed look at the entire collection below and stay tuned for an exclusive inside look at a special Neymar x Jordan event later this evening.