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The rise of a lion. The rise of a man, now, European champion and Premier League golden boot winner. Sadio Mane has well and truly taken off. The world knows the Senegalese star and New Balance have celebrated his success with a Limited-Edition pair of Furon v5’s.
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At first look this signature pair show off what Mane is all about; bright, electric, exciting. Yet, behind the bright exterior shows the heart and ‘rise’ of a lion. The story of Sadio Mane and his world-class ability has a long and winding path.

The young child from Bambaly in Senegal had his first signature pair of New Balance Furon’s created to celebrate his roots and love for his hometown and country. The story moves to another chapter. In a part 2 labelled by New Balance as; ‘Rise of a Lion’.

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At the age of 15, Sadio, travelled the 405 kilometres north from his hometown of Bambaly to the Senegal capital Dakar to attend trials. Sadio is selected and asked to join the Senegalese Football Academy. Mane’s journey to become a lion of Teranga had begun. In celebration of the distance covered by Mane to his football trials has been mirrored with the number of limited pairs made to reflect his journey; 405.

Next up we see the design inspiration. ‘The Simb of Senegal’. The Simb of Senegal is an artistic ritual dating back to the 1950’s which portrays the transformation of a man into a lion. With the bright accents of chromatic yellow, red and scarlet is clearly is pleasing to the eye attached with the pearlised champagne and black.

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With primary colours of ‘pearlised champagne’ the limited-edition Mane boot is one of the best forward’s boots money can buy. It’s lightweight, comfortable, and most importantly, excels at quick cuts and turns thanks to its full foot Fantom Fit skeleton and date-driven soleplate construction.

With only 405 pairs worldwide be sure to cop your pair of New Balance Furon v5 Limited-Ediiton ‘Mane’ boot online at


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