The Nike Mercurial has become the staple boot of Nike.
Blessed by some of their greatest ever players, Ronaldo, Neymar, Henry and Cristiano Ronaldo being among them, the lightweight, speed-friendly boot is becoming iconic.
The latest instalment, the Nike Mercurial Superfly 360, is a boot that is causing a storm right now. Worldwide launch parties, collaborations with living legends of fashion and a groundbreaking football boot in itself, this vibrant orange football boot is going to be gracing some of the most elite football matches around the world for the rest of the season.
Perhaps not as easily accessible as some of the more old-fashioned, black and white boots of the past like classic Nike’s Tiempos, these are truly for those who not only want to stand out, but do so through their way of playing. These should be worn by the lightning-quick strikers, the tricky wingers and the players who bring an essence of flair to the pitch. Think Mbappe, Neymar and CR7, and you think of boots like these.
A 360-degree construction and Flyknit collar wraps around the foot for an adaptive fit, whilst the ribbed Flyknit on the upper provides a precision touch at the high speeds players will be reaching in them. It’s technology meeting appearance like it never has done before.
Expect these to appear all over the World Cup this year and also to quite likely be on the feet of a player lifting the famous trophy, too.