EpicBrozo: Brozovic Debuts Customized Nike Mercurial Vapor 13 Cleats

Correction: This "Thinking Face" emoji on the outstep of the custom Nike Mercurial Vapor XIII football boots is actually a nod to a goal celebration of the Croatian.

Marcelo Brozovic joined Inter on loan from Dinamo Zagreb in January 2015. In August of the same year, he published on Instagram a picture with two women, striking what was later called an 'epic pose'. The pose and the #EpicBrozo hashtag went viral, involving fans, teammates and then coach Roberto Mancini. In January 2018, the player opened a café in Zagreb and named it 'Epic Brozo Caffe Bar'. In June, before the World Cup in Russia, he had a tattoo with the thinking emoji inked on his left hand. In the same season, Brozovic has also made headlines with his signature 'crocodile' sliding block. So, that is where this emoji comes from.

Croatian international Marcelo Brozović showed off striking customized Mercurial Vapor XIII boots in black and blue today that were created by premium customizing studio @swithadot.

In other news, Internazionale Milano lost the game against Sampdoria 2-1 away from home. Sampdoria led by 2-0 at halftime thanks to goals from former Inter player Antonio Candreva and Keita Baldé. Stefan de Vrij managed to make the game close again in the 65th minute, but even a late substituion of Romelu Lukaku could not turn the tables for Inter.

Nike Mercurial Vapor XIII Elite - Black / Blue

Check out the new Nike Mercurial Vapor 13 boots in black / blue below.

Mainly black, the new Nike Mercurial Vapor XIII Elite football boots feature a striking zig-zag stripe design that immediately reminds us of Inter's 2020-21 home jersey. Internazionale Milano's 20-21 home kit comes with extraordinary zig-zag stripes that break with the traditional stripes look Inter is known for.

Inter 20-21 Home Kit Released

Additionally, there is a 'Thinking Face' emoji on both outsteps that is intended "to show a person pondering or deep in thought. Often used to question or scorn something or someone, as if saying Hmm, I don't know about that". The laces are yellow, as are the front and back part of the outsole.

The new Nike Mercurial Vapor 13 Elite football boots are identical to the inaugural edition in terms of tech.

Nike Mercurial Vapor 13 - Features

  • One-piece Flyknit upper
  • 360° Fit wraps around the foot
  • Microtexturized Flyknit upper with NikeSkin overlay
  • ACC (All Conditions Control)
  • Podular sole plate system with an internal chassis
  • Swoosh design on the toe has a matte finish to help provide traction on the ball
  • Exclusive: One-of-a-kind customization for Croatian international Marcelo Brozovic
  • Colorway: Black / Blue

The new customized Mercurial Vapor 13 Marcelo Brozovic boots from Nike are not available to buy.

Interestingly, there also seems to exist a second version that SWithADot created for Brozovic featuring the away kit design although that one is only visible on a sketch shared on Instagram.

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