Nike Gift Rapinoe With Special Mercurial for Last USWNT Match
Yesterday, Megan Rapinoe played her final game for the United States women's national team. She was presented with a special pair of Nike Mercurial Vapor 15 boots by Nike in honor of her great career.
Nike Mercurial Vapor 15 Rapinoe special edition
The Nike Mercurial Vapor 15 'Rapinoe' boots are predominantly white with blue and red accents to reflect the colors of the American flag, while the silver soleplate completes the look of the shoe.
The red-bordered Swoosh and AIR graphic running down each side of the boot both feature stars inside, while '200' appears on the side of the heel, acknowledging Rapinoe’s international caps. In particular, the Swoosh is designed in reverse, demonstrating the groundbreaking influence that only a few stars in Nike's history have had.
The number 15 (Rapinoe's shirt number) is also printed on the tongue, the laces are red and the American flag also appears near the heel. The word 'Rapinoe' appears in silver on the heel, replacing the word 'Mercurial'.
Megan Rapinoe has been feature for the USWNT for 17 years, making 203 caps, winning two World Cups and an Olympic gold medal. Yesterday, Rapinoe brought the curtain down on her glittering international career. And the shoes Nike has prepared are a beautiful tribute to Rapinoe.
Goodbye, Megan Rapinoe ❤️
No official word on whether these will be available in a wider retail, although it's unlikely.
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