Nike have finally released their Cherry colored version of the full Mercurial range just as we had been anticipating. The release of the Nike Berry really caught the market by storm last year with players still trying to get their hands on a pair. It comes as no surprise that the current range would also see a similar colorway.
This new colorway is extremely unique, especially when you add in the metallic silver color that runs on the inside of the boot (official color is Voltage Cherry/Dark Obsidian/Metallic Silver). The whole design pops and is going to appeal to many different types of players. I had noticed that these were listed on eBay for the past several weeks, and I am sure there were players who got their pair a little earlier than others. As with the entire Nike range these days, each pair comes with a unique user-code that allows online access to Nike Soccer+, where you will find accuracy training drills and expert tuition provided by the coaching team at Juventus FC. Always useful when it comes to developing your game.
The full range is available in the following releases:
Price: $399 - Superfly II Review
Nike use an ultra-thin Teijin upper that is lined with Flywire technology, allowing for a boot that weighs in at 7.8oz. These will be worn by the likes of Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo. Add a pressure-activated adaptive traction system on the front of the boot (the two front studs) and there is even more appeal to what they offer. I found the Superfly fit a little small, I would recommend ordering a half size up, but be warned they take some time to break in and mold to your foot.
Nike Vapor VI Cherry
Price: $240 - Vapor VI review
In my opinion, these are the best pair in the range. Created using a synthetic leather upper, the Vapor VI is also equipped with a glass fiber outsole plate that allows for less weight and more speed. They weigh in at a little over 8oz, leaving them close in weight to the Superfly. I found they fit true to size and were relatively easy to break in.
Price: $124.99 – Miracle review
Seen as the little brother to the Superfly, the Miracle offers superb quality and value for money. Many players can not afford the high end Superfly but in the Miracle there is a very suitable alternative. Both versions look extremely alike, and from surveying players you really can’t tell the difference unless you are holding them up close. Impressively, they weigh a modest 8.6oz and from my experience fit true to size.
Price: $84.99 – No review available
Although I can’t say that I have tested the Glide, feedback I have receive suggests they are a good option for players on a budget. They don’t have any high tech features or fancy gimmicks. The upper is a soft Teijin synthetic leather and they weigh in at 9.6oz. Nike have set them out to look like the Vapor VI, and although it is quiet evident that they are not the same boot, there will be players who don’t notice many differences.
Price: $59.99 – No review available
These are the lower end release for the Mercurial range. And to be honest, they are designed to suit rec players more than aspiring professional athletes. The upper is made of a synthetic leather and they weigh in at 9.8oz. They actually look similar to the Superfly and the Miracle. But it is the soleplate where these boots fall short.
The big question lies around how well these will sell, and which version in the range is going to sell the highest volume. What are your thoughts on the range and are you interested in wearing the colorway on the pitch?
Update: As of today, the Cherry range is pretty tough to find. Nike are planning to release a similar colorway in the upcoming Vapor VIII release, so if you are looking for a pair you will need to wait until then. Alternatively, you can check out the other colorways currently available in the range!