“O Fenômeno” is what Brazilians call Ronaldo, the original.
Ronaldo was a magician with his skills and talent. Since the time of Ronaldo, Brazilians have always picked one to take the mantle. From Ronaldinho, to Adriano, to Kaka, it’s no secret that Brazil has had its share of talented magicians.
Neymar is no exception.
After his storied club career at Santos, Neymar moved to Barcelona where he continued to dazzle with his skills and abilities. From Barcelona, Neymar made the move to Paris Saint-Germain where now he is the undisputed Number 10.
Nike has taken the two best Brazil has made and honored Neymar with the Nike “Puro Fenômeno”.
Taking the silver design features and wavy designs from the very first Mercurial that was worn by the original Fenômeno, and adding the instep design from the Superfly II, which was used by Neymar when he scored his first-ever goal for the Brazilian National Team, Nike created one of the slickest cleats out in the market right now.
Although the material is the same as the original Vapor 11, what makes these cleats stand out from the Vapor 11 is the finish which gives players a different feel on the ball.
The words “Ousadia” and “Alegria” also appear on the medial side of the cleats, a consistent with the daring and joyful style of play Neymar is known for.
You also have a softer feel from the material with the lack of the speeddribs on the upper of the cleats, which also help with the barefoot feel on the ball.
The Puro Fenômeno will go down as one of those iconic boots that will be remembered for years to come. You can pick up your pair today at Ultimate Soccer Store!