The latest player to receive Dan Carter’s limited edition golden boots
After Wales and British & Irish Lions wing Louis Rees-Zammit was sent a pair of limited edition golden boots from All Blacks legend Dan Carter last week, another star of the game has received the same gift, this time France’s Antoine Dupont.
The Toulouse scrum-half is the reigning European player of the year, and there is a good case that he is the best player in the world currently, so he is a worthy recipient of these boots. The limited edition Adidas boots are the former fly-half’s golden Predators, which have his signature, his cap number (1034), his Test appearances (112) and his international record haul of 1598 points inscribed on them. Beauden Barrett and Aaron Smith are two players who have previously worn them, so Dupont is joining elite company.
Dupont shared a photo of the boots on Instagram, thanking the “legend” Carter.
The Kiwi retired earlier this year at the age of 38 following a stint in Japan with the Kobelco Steelers, leaving a trail of Test records that will be tough to beat. For that reason the dual World Cup winner is viewed by many as one of, if not the greatest player of all time.
Carter unveiled the boots earlier this year, saying it is the “most personal” project he has done. He wrote on Instagram: “Couldn’t be happier to share with you my new Predator boots in collaboration with Adidas Rugby and love the finished product! This is one of my favorite projects I’ve done with Adidas and definitely the most personal as it was a celebration of my career. The gold is a tribute to the boots I wore during my 100th test. Although these boots are special to me keeping them exclusively to myself just doesn’t seem right. There’s such limited stock that they won’t be sold in stores, but we do have enough to gift a few pairs.”
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