Nike are blasting into Summer with this latest scorching hot edition of the Mercurial Vapor IX and it is sure to grab fan attention. It comes in a Volt/Black/Bright Citrus colorway and as you can tell, it has a very distinctly bright look.
It is the fade from Volt to Citrus through the midfoot that really defines the look and gives it that fire effect. Or you could almost state that our friends at Nike have found a way to capture the sunset and placed it on the boot! Either way, this is a look that you are sure to see a lot of players wearing on pitches over the next few months.
Currently available to buy on Soccer.com for $225.
Nike Vapor IX – Tested
Yes, I have already had the chance to test the new Vapor IX and it proved to be very positive. Nike take a new approach to the Vapor range by redesigning the upper and materials used, with a speed-controlled, dimple textured upper offering a pretty unique visual effect. Take some time and make sure to check out our full Nike Vapor IX review.
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.
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.
And of course for those of you that don’t want to burn a whole in your pocket on the Vapor, definitely check out the Veloce version.