New Balance has recently launched a limited-edition soccer boot dedicated to Arsenal and England sensation Bukayo Saka. Named the Furon v7 ‘Seven Edition,’ the boot pays homage to Saka’s remarkable journey in both his personal and professional life. The number seven has been a significant part of Saka’s life, from joining Arsenal’s academy at the age of seven to making his first-team debut at 17 while wearing the #87 shirt.
The Significance of ‘Seven’
The ‘Seven Edition’ is not just another boot; it encapsulates the essence of Saka’s career so far. Saka was awarded Arsenal’s #7 shirt, following in the footsteps of club legends. He has also set a new club record with 83 consecutive Premier League appearances. On the international stage, Saka was recently named England Men’s Player of the Year for the second consecutive year.
Saka’s Thoughts on the Launch
Bukayo Saka expressed his excitement about the launch, stating, “Wearing the number 7 shirt for my club was always something I dreamt about. Being able to now celebrate my journey so far in my own boot is incredibly special for me, and I can’t wait to step out on the pitch in the boots.”
Design and Features
The Furon v7 ‘Seven Edition’ comes in a bright white colorway with red detailing. The boot features several symbols that hold great significance to Saka, including the number seven, Arsenal’s iconic cannon, and references to his ‘Little Chilli’ nickname. The boot’s design is not just aesthetic; it combines with the lightweight and dynamic Furon v7, which is the boot’s seventh iteration and Saka’s boot of choice.
- Hypoknit upper designed to provide strategic areas of stretch and support
- Nylon outsole designed specifically for firm ground use
- Unique stud configuration for dynamic movement
- Off-set lacing with cored-out canopy to increase strike zone and provide lockdown
- Hypoknit mesh collar for a lightweight and breathable feel
- 3D tongue tab for added grip
The Bukayo Saka Furon v7 ‘Seven Edition’ became available worldwide from selected retailers and online at New Balance’s official website on September 19, 2023, at 09:00 am BST.
Source: New Balance