No Nike Contract - Romelu Lukaku Makes Surprise Boot Switch

Thursday, 29 March 2018
Update #5: Manchester United and Belgium forward Romelu Lukaku quite surprisingly again switched boot brands and silos - The striker laced up in Adidas' laceless Predator 18+ football boot in Belgium's international fixtures this month.

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No More Nike Mercurial - Romelu Lukaku Switches to Adidas Predator 18+ Cleats

Romelu Lukaku's Adidas Predator 18+ football boot seems to be identical to the retail edition of the Adidas Predator 18+ boot from the Cold Blooded pack.

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Update #4: A little over a week ago we asked whether Romelu Lukaku had finally signed a boot contract (with Adidas). But as if to defy us, since then the Belgian has reverted to Nike Mercurials, first the Vapor 10 in the 'Mango' colorway and, more recently, the brand-new Vapor 12 Elite. This of course brings up the very important question of whether Lukaku has signed a contract with Nike. Only time will tell... Thanks to jens_christiaens for the heads-up!

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Update #3: Having worn all sorts of different boots - mostly old Nikes and blackouts - Romelu Lukaku appears to be close to / has already joined Adidas, evidenced by him debuting the brand-new 'Cold Blooded' X 17+.

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Update #2: After Romelu Lukaku had been lacing up in old Volt Nike Hypervenom Phinish 2 soccer cleats for some weeks, the Manchester United striker switched to the latest Nike Mercurial Vapor XI 'Lock In Let Loose' football boots. However, it is not likely that he signed a new Nike boot deal as he also laced up in Adidas X 17.1 football boots in Belgium's 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

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Lukaku laced up in Adidas X 17.1 Dust Storm boots for Belgium

Romelu Lukaku Switches to Latest Nike Mercurial Vapor 11 'Lock In Let Loose' Boots

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Update: Romelu Lukaku has surprisingly laced up in the old Volt, Black and Hyper Turquoise Nike Hypervenom Phinish 2 football boots. His boots feature a custom tongue and upper.

Romelu Lukaku Laces Up In Custom Nike Hypervenom Phantom II Football Boots

Close-up with Lukaku's new modified Nike Hypervenom Phantom 2 soccer shoes.

Everything indicates that Romelu Lukaku has made a double transfer this summer. Romelu Lukaku last week officially joined Manchester United from Everton, and now he laced up in the brand-new Adidas Nemeziz 17+ 360Agility Dust Storm boots for the first time.

Last season, Romelu Lukaku had been switching regularly between Adidas, Nike and Puma boots, while he finished the 2016-17 season wearing Adidas X 16.1 leather football boots.

Romelu Lukaku wore the Adidas Nemeziz 17+ 360Agility Ultra Boost on Man Utd's promo pictures

Romelu Lukaku Trains In Adidas Nemeziz 17+ 360Agility Boots

Close-up with Romelu Lukaku's Adidas Nemeziz 17+ 360Agility soccer cleats.

It is not clear yet which Adidas boot silo Lukaku will wear as he laced up into the laceless Adidas Nemeziz+ 360 Agility for his first Manchester United training session, while teammate Juan Mata shared a photo of Lukaku's X 17.1 boots.

Lukaku's boots feature the flag of DR Congo as Lukaku is of Congolese descent. Apart from that, there are the same as the standard edition.

Lukaku will likely make his Manchester United debut on July 16 against LA Galaxy.

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