It might not be specific to Breast Cancer Awareness month, but this Cherry version of the Nike Miracle from 2010 makes for a pretty emblematic look. We did featured the Miracle along with the Vapor VI and Superfly version when this colorway was initially released. Since this is Pink month and these are definitely a Pink style boot, I figured it would be the ideal time to feature them in more detail. Added to that, this version of the colorway is the only one still available to purchase. They were officially listed as a Voltage Cherry/Dark Obsidian.
Seen as the little brother to the Superfly, the Miracle offers superb quality and value for money. During their existence, a lot of players simply could not afford the high end Superfly – in the Miracle there is a very suitable alternative. Both versions look extremely alike, and from player feedback at the time, you really couldn’t tell the difference unless you were holding them up close.
Read more details and see close-up images below….
Just like its predecessor the Talaria, this edition of the Miracle fell third in the Mercurial range, behind the Superfly II and Vapor VI. But if you think that Nike skimmed this release and shipped it out as a cheap alternative, you will be surprised to hear how well they actually did perform during testing. Since this particular release, the Miracle range has definitely grown in stature and now sits as one of the best alternate boots on the market.
Nike use a lightweight Teijin synthetic leather in the upper that allows them to keep the weight down while also emphasizing the importance of control. Impressively, they weigh a modest 8.6oz and from my experience they fit true to size right through the forefoot. The last (or soleplate) also mirrors the shape of the foot to give a great feel. Straight out of the box they are genuinely comfortable to wear.
The best place to look for a pair right now is with a “Cherry Mercurial” search on eBay, although I do recommend researching who you are buying from if you decide to invest!