Mbappe to Debut Custom Nike Boots in Next Game
Paris Saint-Germain's talismanic forward, Kylian Mbappe, has been making headlines once again, this time for breaking a long-standing record at the club. The 24-year-old Frenchman scored his 201st goal in a PSG shirt against Nantes on Saturday, surpassing the previous record held by Edinson Cavani.
As a fitting tribute to his record-breaking feat, the Parisian club presented Mbappe with a special trophy and a custom pair of Nike Mercurial boots, which he will wear for Wednesday's crucial Champions League match against Bayern Munich.
What are the Boots?
The special boots are based on the latest generation Nike Mercurial Superfly 9 but have been given a unique twist to match Mbappé's style. While it's unclear if the boots will be available for purchase, fans can't help but be excited about the prospect of owning a piece of footballing history.
Nike wasted no time in supplying Mbappé with a special gift after he became Paris Saint-Germain's all-time leading scorer just a few days ago. The 24-year-old football sensation has been setting records since his professional debut in 2015 and has established himself as one of the world's best athletes.
To mark his achievement, Nike gifted Mbappé with a customized version of the Nike Mercurial Vapor 11, which he wore when he scored his first goal for PSG in September 2017. The boots feature the number "201" on the sides to honor Mbappé's goal tally with PSG, as well as the Hechter Band on the heel, stamped with the dates of his two most significant games.
While it's not known if Mbappé will wear his special-edition boots tonight, there's a good chance we'll see them on the pitch. The boots sent to Mbappé incorporate the Dynamic Fit sock, making them ideal for his current needs. However, the chances of the boots being commercialized are low, as they were sent to Mbappé in a special box.
Mbappe's Performance on the Field So Far
Mbappe's recent performances have been nothing short of exceptional, with the forward having notched up five goals and an assist in his last three matches. He will undoubtedly be hoping to continue his fine form on Wednesday, as PSG looks to overturn a 1-0 deficit from the first leg against the Bavarian giants.
Despite coming off the bench in the previous encounter, Mbappe still managed to trouble the Bayern defense, having two goals disallowed for offside. With PSG's season hanging in the balance, the club's fans will be counting on their star forward to deliver the goods.
Following the blockbuster match against Bayern Munich, Christophe Galtier's men will turn their attention to a Ligue 1 fixture against Brest on Saturday. With the title race heating up in France, PSG will be hoping to keep the pressure on league leaders Lille by securing all three points in their upcoming match.
As for Mbappe, he will be hoping to add to his impressive goal-scoring tally and cement his place as one of the greatest players in PSG's history.
Whether he wears them or not, there's no doubt that Mbappé will continue to make history on the pitch, and his special boots will undoubtedly become a coveted collector's item for football fans worldwide.