Visually, it wasn’t too difficult to spot the Nike Mercurial Vapor X during the World Cup. They might not have been front and center of the goal charts, but the Hyper Punch colorway was worn by a high number of international stars. With the addition of a Volt swoosh that features a sprinkling of Gold detailing, the overall visual effect made them a real winner from a marketing perspective.
It was also very interesting to see that the majority of players went for the Vapor X rather than the advanced Superfly IV that was released a few weeks back. You might be familiar with the unique Superfly that features a dynamic mid-cup collar on a micro-textured FlyKnit upper. But it seems that the majority of Nike Mercurial wearers wanted to stick with what was tried and trusted, a boot and style that they were more familiar with wearing in big games. It can be a gamble to radically change your footwear, and there is no boot modified so dramatically than the Superfly!
These boots just came in recently and I’ve already had a few opportunities to wear them. The lightly textured microfiber upper has been extremely useful and there is a definite locked in feel compliments of the enclosed design. Did I mention there is no tongue on this boot?
Check the video below for a breakdown of the boot and what they have to offer. Then watch out for a pretty cool follow-up video we have coming in the next few days that covers how they fit and answers several pressing questions we have received from readers. And finally a comprehensive review to follow very shortly!
Currently find the Nike Vapor X at Soccer.com.