After the first “Tre Kronor” group match, the striker trained in Adidas soccer shoes – even though he was originally under contract with sporting goods manufacturer Nike. Ibrahimovic still played in shoes by the US company at his first appearance during the Euro 2016, but is now drawing on the same shoes as the majority of the German national team.
The sudden change in footwear is being closely linked to the launch of his new fashion label, A-Z. Nike is said to have subsequently rescinded their contract with the outgoing offensive player, though the US company has yet to comment. This could immediately be the second prestigious contractual matter for Adidas, for as likewise recently came to light, the Herzogenaurach-based sporting goods manufacturer is said to have extended its outfitter agreement with the DFB team.