Zlatan Ibrahimović’s secret shoes shake up the footwear world

Important footwear news alert!


The saga of Zlatan Ibrahimović’s shoe choices has a new development. Since returning from a recent injury, Zlatan — a Nike athlete, and one of the brand’s most prominent faces during the World Cup (despite not playing in it) — has been spotted at training and in games wearing a custom pair of blacked-out Nike Tiempo Legend Vs. Rumors swirled that this was a sign that the daring one would be switching brands. His deal with Nike reportedly expires this year.

Today, warming up for Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League game, Ibra wore a new set of all-black-everythings, but this time, they were adidas F50 Adizero.

What does this mean for the balance of power in the greatest battle in world soccer?

Has the path of civilization been altered?

With Zlatan in the fold, will adidas finally have the self-confidence to capitalize its own name?