Clash Collection – Nike Vapor VIII

Bryan Byrne May 29, 2012 19

Vapor 8 Clash Collection

Not long after the initial launch of the Nike Vapor 8, players now have another colorway option to choose from thanks to the Nike Clash Collection. Listed as a White/Black/Solar Red, this is the most standout colorway released in the range. On field, the Solar Red is designed to stand out and they won’t be missed on the pitches through Euro 2012.

The Vapor 8 is a boot designed for speed and they have been receiving plenty of praise from players who have worn them to date. While testing them, I found that they offered a very natural feel thanks to the soft microfiber upper. When they initially arrived, it was the first thing I noticed as it is super soft and extremely flexible to touch.

This release hits the market with a retail price of $219.99 or, there is also the option to go for the Miracle in the same colorway for a more economically sound $129.99.

Nike Vapor 8 Solar Red

There are several key differences between the Vapor VII and VIII release, all of which we covered comprehensively yesterday in the Vapor 8 release post. All of the changes are geared toward a lighter, more explosive boot that delivers optimal traction. A 2 blade heel design coupled with a suede microfiber upper create an unmistakeably new experience for players. They weigh in at 6.5oz and will retail for $220.

The Nike Clash Collection delivers performance engineering for every style of player. The individual boots are sparked by specific color finished with a white toe upper to create a distinctive yet common theme across the collection.

Stay tuned for details on the rest of the boots in the Clash Collection over the next week!

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  1. Jason May 29, 2012 at 7:50 pm - Reply

    Hey Bryan, do you think these will have better durability since these don't have the suede like finish?

  2. Gary May 29, 2012 at 8:09 pm - Reply

    These seem to have been changed to a more leathery texture rather than a suede finish.

  3. Braeden May 30, 2012 at 10:38 am - Reply

    Do these come in indoor?

    • Addison May 30, 2012 at 12:15 pm - Reply


      • Braeden May 31, 2012 at 6:42 pm - Reply

        what website

        • joshua June 12, 2012 at 9:55 pm - Reply

          ebay… =..=

  4. doug June 3, 2012 at 7:31 am - Reply

    Do these have the same suede-like finish that the original vapor 8's have?
    (mango color)

  5. bobby June 4, 2012 at 3:57 pm - Reply

    when do they hit stores

  6. joshua June 12, 2012 at 9:53 pm - Reply

    Can I wear this on turf without ripping them apart?

  7. joshua June 12, 2012 at 9:54 pm - Reply

    Can you make a video about Nike vapour 8 vs Predator LZ?

  8. Cookie June 21, 2012 at 9:45 am - Reply

    I think the Lazer and Vapor colors should have switched. Red makes me think 'power' and green makes me think 'go'.

    Then again, Nike wouldn't have been able to have the Sonic mini-game with green shoes, without making it look funny, since Sonic normally wears red.

  9. Ako June 23, 2012 at 11:10 pm - Reply

    Hey Bryan, I'm a defender. I was wondering if the Tiempo Legend is a good fit? I would also like to try the CTR360 Maestri II. Do you thin they could also work for defenders?

    • soccercleats101 June 25, 2012 at 12:38 pm - Reply

      Both would be good options for defenders. They offer solid touch and the upper of both provides nice a balance of comfort and support!

  10. Jo June 27, 2012 at 8:54 am - Reply

    Are these better or are the predator lzs? Also,where can I get the vapor clash juniors? These boots are awesome!!!!!!!!

  11. Jo June 27, 2012 at 8:56 am - Reply

    Are these more comfortable than predator lzs? Do you have lots of shooting power with mercurials?(I wear tiempos)

  12. Nyan cat June 27, 2012 at 8:58 am - Reply

    These look awesome!!!! Do you think I should get these or the regular mercurial VIIIs? I love soccercleats101 thank you bryan

  13. Elias July 24, 2012 at 11:08 am - Reply

    Hey Bryan, I play on the left wing. I was wondering if the CTR360 Maestri III is a good fit?

  14. Kou July 31, 2012 at 4:40 pm - Reply

    Hello! I'm curious, these Nike Mercurial Vapor 8 colorway seems to be more durable than the Mango Vapor 8 but both the sole plates are still the same. My question is, Is the colorway safer to use on turf? please reply

  15. milo August 19, 2012 at 2:33 pm - Reply

    ill give you a dollar if you give me them cleats for free :D

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