Monday night, USWNT star Megan Rapinoe capped her spectacular year with a Ballon d’Or, an award widely considered the highest honor in the world of soccer that is given to the year’s best player.
To celebrate Rapinoe’s latest win, Nike crafted a pair of custom-made, one-of-a-kind cleats in her honor.
The boots boast a pink and gold colorway that pays homage to both Rapinoe’s signature pink hairstyle and all of the hardware she has amassed throughout the year.
According to Nike, the cleats will not be sold in stores as they are “one-of-a-kind boots for a one-of-a-kind player.”
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Megan Rapinoe has had herself a 2019 for the ages.
The 34-year-old, pink-haired striker led the US Women’s National Team to a fourth World Cup title in France this summer. Rapinoe earned the Golden Boot and Golden Ball awards for her prolific scoring and exceptional performance on the pitch. All the while, the sparring with the president of the United States over comments she made about refusing to visit the White House.
And Monday night, Rapinoe capped her perfect year with a Ballon d’Or, an award widely considered the highest honor in the world of soccer that …read more
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