Wayne Rooney’s match worn/issued Nike Hypervenom Phantom iii
Wayne Rooney’s match issued modified Nike Hypervenom Phantom iii
Player name: Wayne Mark Rooney
Clubs: Everton, Manchester United, DC United
Position: Striker, Attacking midfielder
Height: 5 ft 9 in
Rooney is the record goalscorer for the England national team and for Manchester United. At club level, he has won every honour available in English, European, and Continental football, with the exception of the UEFA Super Cup.Rooney and Michael Carrick are the only English players to win the Premier League, FA Cup, UEFA Champions League, League Cup, UEFA Europa League, and FIFA Club World Cup. Rooney joined the Everton youth team at the age of 9 and made his professional debut for the club in 2002 at the age of 16. Rooney transfered to Manchester United for £25.6 million in the 2004 summer transfer window. He won 16 trophies with the club, including five Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the Champions League in 2008. He scored 253 goals for United in all competitions to make him their top goalscorer of all time, with 183 Premier League goals being the most scored by a player for any single club. Rooney's 208 Premier League goals make him the Premier League's second top scorer of all time behind only Alan Shearer. He also has the third-highest number of assists in the Premier League, with 103.
This pair of Nike Hypervenom Phantom iii’s were custom made for Wayne Rooney to wear during the 2017-18 season with Manchester United. This model and colourway turned out to be the very last he wore for the club.
Custom made in Nike’s famous elite athlete factory in Montebelluna, Italy. The overall shape of the boots is much wider and bulkier than standard retail models, to suit Wayne’s specs. Hand crafted to Wayne’s exact specifications. This is signified on the insoles.
In each boot, carbon fibre has been added to strengthen the boots up. Wayne’s Montebelluna ID number is written in pen.
The inside of the boots from the heel area onwards are lined with a thick padded, cushioned material. This presumably would add comfort. The stitching which has been required for this extra material to be added can be seen on the outside of each boot - subtlety stitched around the pacing system. “WR” along with the England flag is applied to each boot also.
Underneath the lacing system inside each boot, a soft layer of sponge has been added. This would add comfort and help prevent lace bite.
This pair even came with the original box straight out of Montebelluna, with Wayne’s name and club applied.
Wayne appeared to favour the 6-stud SG soleplate whilst this colourway were worn by Nike athletes, which is seemingly why this pair were not worn.
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