In the summer of 2010, Cristiano Ronaldo stepped onto the pitch in South Africa in the Mercurial Superfly II, a boot featuring groundbreaking innovation for the time. The boot’s unique color combination, designed for increased visibility, became an instant classic. The high-contrast colors of Metallic Mach Purple and Total Orange were engineered together for enhanced visibility, enabling players to quickly spot teammates and execute a game-changing pass.
The 2010 boot featured several new innovations in football footwear. Nike Flywire technology enabled lightweight, supportive construction, while a carbon fiber plate created a boot 5 percent lighter than its predecessor. We weren’t fans of Flywire, but it brought about waves of interest from fans who wanted to know more about it.
To recognize the innovative contributions of the Mercurial Vapor Superfly II, the Mercurial Vapor IX Fast Forward ’10 provides today’s players with modern boot technology inspired by visual elements of the 2010 boot. Subtle graphic references and colors combine with modern materials and technology to celebrate the boot’s legacy of speed while commemorating the summer of 2010.
Cristiano Ronaldo will take to the pitch in this updated Mercurial Fast Forward 2010 boot on March 23, during El Clasico. We are thinking that is the perfect stage to showcase this absolutely iconic look!
You can currently find these boots available at soccer.com.
Verdict on this look? And is the update something that appeals to you?