With 20 years of innovation at hand, Nike has made the Mercurial a signature boot-of-choice for the fastest players in the game. Today, they dropped their latest edition that is designed for the perfect fit, while maintaining all of the key features of a Mercurial release. There has been a slight change-up in the naming convention, with these series being labelled the Mercurial Superfly 360 thanks to a wrap around style Flyknit upper that responds effortlessly to your movements.
So, what are the key characteristics of this latest release? Here is what Nike has to say about them.
When your foot slips within the boot, you compromise speed. The Superfly 360 was designed to eliminate unwanted movement, with Flyknit construction that wraps the entire foot, and a sockliner that interlocks with a new internal structure for maximum response. The shorter-length Dynamic Fit collar also provides comfortable support while leaving the ankle free to move.
In a Mercurial first, a minimalist underfoot provides traction only where you need it—aggressive acceleration in the forefoot, braking in the heel. The soleplate has been eliminated between the studs in place of foot-hugging Flyknit, for a sensation that the boot disappears on your foot.
- 1-piece upper with Dynamic Fit Collar wraps under the foot for an adaptive fit.
- Micro-textured Flyknit construction provides touch at high speeds.
- Podular plate system with an internal chassis flexes for responsive traction.
- Swoosh design trademark on the toe has a matte finish to help provide traction on the ball.
- All Conditions Control (ACC) technology provides optimal ball control in both wet and dry conditions.
Unfortunately, the introduction of the boot is set to be more limited edition style, so they won’t be readily available immediately. The first set of limited pairs will be available on 2/14, and you will have to sign up for the chance to get your pair first.
Check this page for more details over at soccer.com.
Thoughts on this latest Mercurial release? And are they are boot you are going to want to try out?