With only a few days left to the opening round of the La Liga season, Cristiano Ronaldo has been treated to a fresh new colorway in the Mercurial Superfly series. Listed as an Electric Green/Black/Hyper Punch, this is the third version of the latest Superfly we have been introduced to and the first SE, or Special Edition.
Given the fact the Mercurial series is currently one of the most popular on the market and the fact the Superfly is driven by Nike’s leading technology, Flyknit, you won’t be surprised to hear that they are destined to be in high demand. A new three-knit weave puts less material between the foot and the ball to enhance players’ touch – a vital element when operating at high speeds.
Added to that, a high-top Dynamic Fit Collar, which radically transforms the Mercurial silhouette, is designed to create a better fit and a heightened sensation of the boot as an extension of the foot.
Other vital breakthrough additions include Superfly’s Brio cables, which are knitted directly into the upper and locked into the outsole. By connecting this tendon-like support to the heel, the Superfly acts like a slingshot that helps propel the player forward. In addition, a new, more-flexible full-length carbon plate helps players to more efficiently transmit power through the ground. Added studs at the boot’s heel offer stability, and extra traction has been placed at the toe to give players more grip and propulsion during the critical final 10 percent of their stride.
Even those this is a Special Edition release intended for the feet of Cristiano Ronaldo, it is unlikely that he will wear a pair with the same dynamic collar seen in these images. Through the introduction of the boot, he has been wearing a custom cut boot, with a much smaller collar. I’d imagine the same will be true once he slips a pair of these on.
For those interested in a pair, find them at soccer.com listed for $274.99.