It’s no surprise Nike knows how to honor their athletes when they come up big, and the two best footballers in 2016 just happen to be Nike athletes. Carli Lloyd is the latest to receive the special treatment from the sponsor.
On Sunday Nike presented USWNT & Houston Dash forward, Carli Lloyd, with a fresh pair of special edition Mercurial Superfly V boots. The New Jersey native recently won the 2016 Player of the Year award alongside Cristiano Ronaldo, which prompted the special edition gift from Nike.
— Carli Lloyd (@CarliLloyd) January 23, 2017
The colorway – grey with blue and silver lining – is subtle, much like Lloyd herself. However, a deeper looker shows a true skill, along with a superb character and work ethic. As of now Nike has no plans to release these to the public, since they are meant to be a gift for Lloyd’s fantastic and successful season.