Nike Mercurial Vapor IX – Sunset

Bryan Byrne January 17, 2013 6

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Yesterday brought about a whole new dynasty for the Nike Mercurial silo with the release of the Mercurial Vapor IX, and in that post we focused on the Fireberry colorway. Here is the second installment in the range, an extremely vibrant Sunset.

Below are the main details you need to now about the range – the rest is a collection of mind blowing and brightly focused images to soothe your eyes!!

Vapor IX Pre-Order

Speed Control Texture Upper

Engineered with a completely new type of Synthetic upper that is designed to be soft and provide players with a high level of grip on the ball. We have all been wondering what the dimples are all about and it is definitely the most significant part of the boot visually. Nike are calling it a Speed Control texture that is designed to enhance friction and control on the ball without minimizing soft touch. An anatomical last sculpted to the natural shape of the foot should provide a wider variety of players with a comfortable fit.

ACC Technology

We are starting to become familiar with this one on all Nike releases. Nike’s innovative All Conditions Control (ACC) technology further aids performance and ensures a consistent touch whether playing in wet or dry weather.

What about the Soleplate?

A lightweight soleplate features two separate pieces of glass fiber, designed to for increased flexibility and responsiveness in the heat of the game. Again Nike has stuck with a 2 blade heel design, which allows for quick surface release and faster acceleration. This same configuration was used on the Nike Vapor VIII.

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Release Colorways

We have two bright and vibrant colorways to choose from right away; a Fireberry and a Sunset. Both colorways will be available for pre-order on January 18. The colorway detailed in this post is the Fireberry, with a pic of the Sunset version posted below. Let us know in the comment section below which colorways appeals to you more – we are interested to find out if Nike has got it right with the visuals, according to actual players.

Where Will They Be Available to Order?

Vapor IX Pre-Order

What Nike Is Saying

In today’s highly technical and fast game, straight line speed and ability to simply pass a player is only part of the player’s skill set. Combining performance innovation and a heritage of lightweight boots for fast players, the Nike Mercurial Vapor IX takes this legacy to the next level for players who rely on tight cuts and turns combined with bursts of explosive speed to beat the opposition. Since its original launch over 10 years ago, the Mercurial has always stood out. Bold and exciting, the boot’s color and design has always ensured its players are noticed. The new Vapor IX is no different. Featured in striking Fireberry and Sunset colorways, the boot makes a bold statement on pitch.

Vapor IX Sunset

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6 Comments »

  1. Eduardo January 18, 2013 at 10:55 am - Reply

    Any info on the Veloce?

  2. W.M January 18, 2013 at 12:41 pm - Reply

    Did they re-enforce the back two cleats to not break after 3 weeks? Broke 2 pair in about s and a half months of the vapor 8's

    • W.M January 18, 2013 at 12:42 pm - Reply

      2 and half.. not 's'

  3. L.K. January 18, 2013 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    I saw that there was a silver colorway on soccer.com, they are by far the best looking color out of all the launch colors in my opinion. Also pretty interested to see that there is an AG stud configuration being offered for the Vapor now.

    • Chris January 21, 2013 at 1:24 pm - Reply

      Sadly, the indoor version in the silver colorway doesn't look to have the "dimpled" upper. I'm wondering why that is.

  4. pureadi January 20, 2013 at 10:53 pm - Reply

    This is the first Vapor line that has an Ag release!

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