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This June and July Nike will unleash four of the most innovative pieces of performance footwear that the beautiful game has ever seen. The Hypervenom, Tiempo V, Magista and Mercurial Superfly will converge on the feet of football’s greatest players on sport’s greatest stage.
Continuing the storied history of the boot that transformed the industry, Nike launches the new generation of the Mercurial to match the speed of today’s game.
In the summer of 2010, Cristiano Ronaldo stepped onto the pitch in South Africa in the Mercurial Superfly II, a boot featuring groundbreaking innovation for the time. The boot’s unique color combination, designed for increased visibility, became an instant classic.
In 2002, Brasil forward Ronaldo returned to center stage debuting groundbreaking boot technology. With a new, sleeker silhouette that looked more track spike than football shoe, the ‘02 Mercurial Vapor was Nike’s first sub-200 gram boot. It also featured the company’s first stitch-less upper and was designed using Nike’s first anatomical last.
As winter approaches, match-day conditions, particularly under floodlights, are darker and drearier than during earlier parts of the season. To combat these conditions, Nike has created the Hi-Vis Collection featuring the Nike Hypervenom, Mercurial IX, CTR360 and Tiempo IV in bright and contrasting color combinations of Electro Purple, Volt, Green Glow and Electric Green.
“We know that our players love to stand out on and off the field. That doesn’t always mean bright colors, sometimes reverting to a classic look is just as powerful a statement,” said Phil McCartney, VP of Footwear for Nike Football, referring to Nike’s new release of predominantly black boots.
To Celebrate 15 Years of Mercurial, Nike Recreates El Fenómeno’s ’98 boots
New Nike Mercurial Vapor IX SE uses modern techniques to celebrate an icon.