Release Immediate or Never? Limited-Edition Nike Hypervenom Wayne Rooney 250 Goals Boots Unveiled

Update #2: Nike accidentally posted an official picture of the limited-edition Nike Hypervenom Phantom WR250 boots on Twitter yesterday. However, while Rooney has to score just one more goal to become Man Utd's all-time top scorer in order to receive his first-ever signature cleats celebrating that milestone, it is not certain if they will ever be released as they are based on the (now) old-gen Nike Hypervenom Phantom 2 boot. Stay tuned for more updates in the coming days.

Nike Accidentally Shows Off Nike Hypervenom Rooney 250 Goals Boots




Update: The release of the Rooney 250 Manchester United goals boots could be already next week as Wayne Rooney scored his 249th goal for Manchester United today, equaling Sir Bobby's Charlton's Manchester United all-time scoring record. He just has to score one more goal now, and could do so already in the League Cup match against Hull City on January 10.


Anticipating Wayne Rooney overtaking Bobby Charlton to become Manchester United's all-time top scorer, Nike will launch a limited-edition Nike Hypervenom to commemorate this memorable feat. Rooney, who's currently on 246 goals, is set to receive the special-edition Nike Hypervenom Wayne Rooney cleats once he scores the crucial 250th goal.



Nike Hypervenom Phinish WR10 250 Goals

This is the special-edition Nike Hypervenom Phinish football boot to congratulate Wayne Rooney becoming Manchester United's all-time top-scorer.



Red, white and black, just like Manchester United's kit, the limited-edition Nike Hypervenom Phinish WR10 boots are predominantly white, while the front and lower inside are red. The iconic zig-zag pattern, usually placed on the lateral side of the Hypervenom, is kept intact, although instead of the regular Hypervenom text it features a WR10 inscription.



A special graphic, colored gold and boasting a 250, a stylized crown above it and a short text underneath is present on the tongue of the red-and-white Nike Hypervenom Phinish Rooney boots. Another graphic can be seen on the sockliner, this time depicting Rooney's celebratory pose after scoring his probably best goal ever, an overhead kick against Manchester City in 2011.



Last but not least, the sole plate of the Nike Hypervenom Wayne Rooney 250 Goals cleats is black, completing the set of the colors.



Tech-wise, the Nike Hypervenom WR10 soccer boots are identical to the boot's regular colorways. They boast a tongue-less construction, while their thin NikeSkin upper features a honeycomb-like structure and is designed to ease the break-in period and provide a flexible and responsive feel.



The outsole of the Nike Hypervenom Phinish Wayne Rooney 250 Goals boots comes with conical studs for rotational agility and is identical to the one used for the higher-priced Nike Hypervenom Phantom II cleats.



No pricing details are known yet, but the special Nike Hypervenom Rooney 250 Goals cleats are set to be released in limited quantities. With stores receiving them currently, they are set to be available as soon as Rooney reaches this marvelous milestone.

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