The evolution of Erling Haaland's football boots

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Erling Haaland has more goals at the same age than both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo did, and his debut season in the Premier League will give us a strong indication of how that career trajectory is likely to continue. He’s also currently without a boot deal, having worn both Nike and adidas in recent months, and whoever he chooses to sign with permanently will undoubtedly dream up some inventive advertising campaigns using the Norwegian.

Since he broke through at Molde, the 22-year-old has favoured Nike. A Mercurial faithful, he’s worn several different styles and had various special commemorative editions made.

GOAL look back at some of the best boots he's worn throughout his career to date.

  • Haaland U-16 BootsTony Marshall / Getty Images

    Nike Mercurial Vapor 10

    Haaland made his Norway u16 debut in 2016 wearing Mercurial Vapour 10s in a fresh mango colourway from the Metal Flash pack. Since making his debut for the full senior side in 2019, he's scored 20 goals in 21 games. Terrifying.

  • Golden Boy Boots - Haaland Maja Hitij / Getty Images

    Nike Mercurial Vapor 13 Elite

    Haaland was crowned with the Golden Boy award in 2020, after his blistering performances for Dortmund during the 2019-20 season, where he scored 28 goals and made seven assists. Nike designed a special pair of the Mercurial Vapor 13s after he received the award, in a sleek black and gold colourway, which he debuted in January 2021 after he came back from a torn muscle injury.

  • Haaland Nike Superfly BootsIna Fassbender / POOL / AFP / Getty Images

    Nike Mercurial Superfly 7

    At the beginning of the 2020-21 season, Haaland wore the Nike Superfly 7s. This was a season where he would have all eyes on him after becoming the Bundesliga's player of the season and the top goalscorer in the Champions League with ten goals. The Mercurial's laser orange and white colourway certainly popped against the Dortmund jersey.

    Get them from Nike for £137.97

  • Haaland Nike Pink DortmundINA FASSBENDER / AFP / Getty Images

    Nike Mercurial Vapor 13

    To be a winner you need to look like one, and the crimson and black Mercurial Vapor 13's certainly fit the bill for Haaland's 27 goal league season in 20-21.

  • Haaland Dream Speed BootJohn Macdougall / AFP / Getty Images

    Nike Mercurial Dream Speed

    in 2021 Haaland was one of the few selected Nike mercurial players alongside Kylian Mbappe and Leroy Sane to rock the Dream Speed 4 boots. He wore them during the DFB-Pokal Cup final, when Dortmund won 4-1 against RB Leipzig.

  • Haaland Community Shield BootsMike Hewitt / Getty Images

    adidas x Speedportal

    For the 3-1 Community Shield loss to rivals Liverpool, Haaland surprised fans by wearing adidas' latest X Speedportal range, making it the first time he's worn adidas boots in his senior career. But he's in good company with the likes of Mohamed Salah and Lionel Messi, who have also been seen sporting the new range.

    Get them from adidas for £200.00

  • Haaland Nike Man City debut bootsJulian Finney / Getty Images

    Nike Mercurial Vapor 14

    Heatwave off the pitch, summer vibes on it for the opening day of the Premier League as Haaland switched back to his favourite Nike range. The Norweigan donned an old version of the Nike Mercurial Vapor 14s with a yellow colourway, scoring two goals against West Ham to give the City faithful a glimpse of the future.

    Get them from Lovell Soccer for £185.00