Celebrating Wayne Rooney's monumental achievement of 250 Manchester United goals, Nike have released the special edition 'Hypervenom WR250'.
A landmark moment in which Rooney managed to beak Sir Bobby Charlton's record, it's one that Wazza managed to do in 12 years. A notable record not just for the impressive nature to begin with but he actually did it 5 years sooner than the great Sir Bobby. No stranger to breaking records however, having holding the title of England’s all-time leading scorer with 50 goals as well, it's another enormous milestone in which Wayne Rooney truly deserves the celebrated attention. This boot is a fine gesture from Nike with a ferociously sharp aesthetic.
The boot features the colors Rooney dons for both club and country: red and white. To highlight Rooney’s new record, a special logo was created featuring a crown and his record breaking number, 250, on the tongue of the boot. WR10, referencing his squad number, is featured on the side of the boot. Additionally, the detailing of the aglets was also inspired by both the colors of his club and country.
When placed side-by-side, the pair forms the St George’s Cross across the uppers, connecting to England and recalling one of Rooney’s most iconic Nike campaigns in which the symbol was painted on his chest in 2006. The sockliner pays tribute to the Wayne Rooney Foundation, through which Rooney shares his experience to inspire and give back to children. The foundation hosted a testimonial charity match this past August to raise money for four different charities to support underprivileged youth.
“I want the best for not only my kids, but all children,” says Rooney, who has three boys of his own, Kai, Klay and Kit . “That is why I started the Wayne Rooney Foundation. Every goal I’ve scored has been scored in Nike boots and I appreciate Nike highlighting my foundation with these boots, not just the record.” A footballing hero who has owned the pitch. Hats off all round.
The Nike Hypervenom 'WR250'. Suit up here.