Is Haaland Still Without a Boot Sponsor?
Update: Erling Haaland has trained in the latest Nike Mercurial Vapor 2022 football boots. This adds further belief that the Norwegian is set to rejoin Nike. Earlier this month, Erling Haaland laced up in whiteout Nike prototype football boots.
Erling Haaland Trains in Nike Mercurial Vapor 15 Boots
Erling Haaland Trains in Whiteout Nike Prototype Football Boots
Update: Erling Haaland has been spotted wearing the limited-edition Adidas Spezial x Liam Gallagher LG 2 SPZL shoes ahead of the match against West Ham United.
Haaland Spotted With Adidas Spezial x Liam Gallagher LG 2 SPZL
The Adidas Spezial x Liam Gallagher LG2 SPZL shoes have a clean design in different shades of off-white (Cream White / Grey One / Chalk White), combined with blue for the label on the tongue.
Update: After debuting the Adidas X Speedportal 1 a couple of weeks ago, Erling Haaland switched back to his beloved Nike Mercurial Vapor 14 boots for his first Premier league appearance against West Ham at the weekend.
Haaland Makes PL Debut in Nike Mercurial Vapors
Haaland got his campaign off to a good start with two goals against the Hammers, wearing the old model of the Vapors, which he had also been pictured training in a few days ago. Just a couple of days prior to that, however, he was pictured at the training ground in a pair of Adidas X Speedportal 1s. He certainly knows how to keep people guessing.
Haaland trained in both Nike and Adidas boots in the past week.
Update: Erling Haaland wore a pair of the brand-new Adidas X Speedportal.1 football boots in the pre-season friendly match between Bayern Munich and Manchester City. We think an official partnership with Adidas could be announced soon but everything could come differently as well.
Haaland Debuts Adidas X Speedportal.1 Boots in First Pre-Season Friendly
21 July 2022: Haaland has switched back to his Nike Mercurial Vapor 14 boots, while he was also spotted wearing the Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1 Low 'Reverse Mocha' one day ahead of their launch.
Erling Haaland did not care about the look of his Nike Mercurials at all, however. They were not cleaned at all.
Haaland was forced by Nike to ditch his beloved custom black & gold Nike Mercurials
Haaland Talks Sneakers
Meanwhile, Erling Haaland did also talk about his ever-changing football boots brands and sneakers in a video for Complex. He did say that his agent checks what blogs are saying about his shoes, and that he was forced by Nike to switch away from his beloved custom black & gold Nike Mercurials.
Haaland and his agent certainly want a bigger contract and increases the pressure
We are sure that Haaland and his agent want to increase the pressure to get a better contract from Adidas, Nike, and possibly also Puma. We still think Adidas are in the pole position.
Haaland Wears Dirty Nike Mercurial Vapor 14 Cleats
Haaland Spotted With Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1 Low “Reverse Mocha”
Update: Erling Haaland has been presented as a Manchester City player wearing the unreleased Adidas X Speedportal.1 football boots. This increases the probability that the Norwegian will join Adidas.
Haaland Wears Adidas X Speedportal At Manchester City Presentation
Original Article - Haaland Still Without Boot Sponsor - Forced to Wear Puma Boots For Signing Pics, But Without Brandings
Nike Mercurials in matches, training in Adidas boots and posting photos in Three Stripes gear, and now wearing Puma Ultras for his unveiling at Manchester City, it appears that Erling Haaland has still not signed a boot deal.
Haaland Still Without Boot Contract
Having worn Nike Mercurials his whole career and being a Nike-sponsored athlete, Haaland's €1 million a year contract with the American brand ran out in January. He has been spotted training in Adidas boots and has himself posted photos while wearing Adidas clothing, but continues to wear Nike Mercurials in matches. He is also regularly spotted in Nike trainers off the pitch, wearing a pair of Air Max 1s while on national team duty at the weekend and turning up at the Man City gym in Nike Dunks, visible behind him in the photo below.
Yesterday we saw a raft of photos of the Norwegian posing in his new City kit. His footwear was visible in some of these photos and seemed fairly inconspicuous, but on closer inspection we can clearly see that the boots in question are in fact Manchester City Puma Ultras. Could there be another twist to come in his boot saga? Or was he given the boots simply to be decked out head to toe in City gear for his first photoshoot?
Haaland's boots did not feature Puma branding, suggesting a deal with them is unlikely.
While there was talk for a while of Puma trying to sign him for €8 million a year, the fact that the boots he wore had the Puma logos covered up would indicate that the possibility of a deal is slim. It is likely that he was given the boots to wear as they match the kit with their blue soleplates, have Man City branding and to the casual observer look like a simple pair of black boots. It does tell us, however, that he is still without a boot sponsor.
Haaland's Puma Ultras with blacked out branding.
In contrast, he openly trained in uncamouflaged Adidas boots earlier this year and has been photographed wearing Adidas tracksuits and football jerseys. Here at FootyHeadlines we believe that Adidas are leading the race for Haaland's signature by a fair distance, and while we wouldn't rule out the possibility of Nike or Puma landing a deal, they have a much smaller chance.
Whoever he ends up signing with will certainly have to pay a lot more than €1 million a year for his services.
Which brand do you think would suit him best? Share your thoughts in the comments.