If you tuned into the highly anticipated bout between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, you probably caught a few fleeting on-foot glimpses of Mayweather’s black-and-gold adidas boots, and McGregor’s white-and-gold Reeboks.
Leading up to the spectacle, McGregor’s awkward HiSmile endorsement made the rounds on social media, while Mayweather inked deals with tequila brand Avion, as well as Hublot, as displayed ostentatiously on his boxing trunks.
But beyond the patronage of bathroom products, below you can enjoy a closer look at Mayweather and McGregor’s footwear for the big night.
Expectedly, McGregor proudly donned a pair of boots from Reebok, a brand we’ve seen him supporting over the past months. While he’s used to fighting barefoot in the Octagon, McGregor enlisted the work of Florida-based customizer @solesbysir to personalize a pair of Reebok boots with Conor’s moniker “Notorious,” as well as gold lion, and the Irishman’s initials in gothic font on the heels.
Taking to Instagram, @solesbysir revealed “From beginning to end it was one of the craziest things I have been a part of. From last minute flight changes to arrive early and modify some last minute things, to having to keep it highly confidential, to witnessing my first boxing match live with some sick VIP seats, to being able to hang out with Conor himself throughout the weekend it’s truly an experience I will never forget.”
Conor’s opponent, however, opted for boots made by Reebok’s parent company adidas. While he typically dons in Reeboks in the ring, Floyd “Money” Mayweather elected a pair of three-striped black and gold boots for the fight, which were treated to customization as well. The design features “Money Mayweather” embroidery with over-the-top fringe details.
The gold-and-black motif also carried over onto Mayweather’s shorts, and even his ringside entourage and coaches, who were decked out in black-and-gold garb. While we can’t confirm that there was any explicit sponsorship or endorsement agreement between Mayweather and adidas, it’s still a big co-sign for the German sportswear brand.
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