Luka Modrić was just crowned the Best Male Player at this year’s FIFA Awards, so Nike are celebrating him with his own special edition Mercurial Vapor boot. Take a closer look at the eye-catching boots and learn about some of his most recent accomplishments in football.
The Croatian midfielder led his national team to their first ever FIFA World Cup final just this summer. He also won the UEFA Champions League for the third consecutive year with Real Madrid this past season. Now, he’s defeated both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for FIFA’s ‘The Best’ Award, something that hasn’t been done by any player since 2007 when Kaká took first place, Messi took second, and Ronaldo took third.
His special edition boot features a multi-chrome, iridescent upper with touches of green, white, and gold included in the color palette. Other features of the boot include lightweight plates under the forefoot and heel, which are contoured to maximize comfort and control.
Nike recently announced that the boots will not be releasing to the general public, so unless you’re Luka Modrić, you won’t be wearing these shiny special edition Mercurial Vapors anytime soon.