Iwobi Becomes Next Player To Wear Special Blackout Nike Boots

Nigerian Everton player Alex Iwobi has become the next player to wear a special blackout boot to make a statement on the pitch.

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On October 11 2020, Nike released a special pair of blackout Nike Mercurial boots for Marcus Rashford as part of Black History Month. A few days later, Michy Batshuayi and Anthony Martial stood out wearing blackout boots with the messages "Black Lives Matter” and “No Racism”.

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Iwobi Wears Blackout Nike Mercurial Vapor 13 To Make Aware Of Police Violence

In the match between Fulham and Everton, Alexander Iwobi wore a pair of blackout Nike Mercurial Vapor XIII soccer boots with the hashtag #EndPoliceBrutality. The base for his boots were the Kinetic Pack Nike Mercurial Vapor 13 blackout boots.

Next to the message against police violence, there is one thing that make his choice interesting. Iwobi is usually wearing the Nike Phantom GT silo.

The reason for Iwobi not wearing his usual boots silo is likely that they were not provided by Nike but by EUniqueBoots. The boot customization service also made the boots for Anthony Martial - blackout Nike Mercurial Vapor 13.

Iwobi usually laces up in the Nike Phantom GT

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In case you have also noticed Lookman's boots in the match - he has been wearing custom white, red and gold Nike Mercurial Vapor 'Nike By You' boots in recent matches.

Do you like that players are wearing blackout boots to share important messages on the pitch? Have you spotted more players wearing cleats with messages? Comment below.