For Nike Mercurial Vapor fans. there is a new edition of the fabled speed boot available that is sure to elevate your game. With 20 years of innovation and experience, the Mercurial series has become the signature boot-of-choice for the fastest players in the game. Designed for the perfect fit, the Vapor 360 Elite wraps your foot in Flyknit to respond effortlessly to your movements. This is a much more dynamic style boot than previous versions, with the upper offering a remeniscent feel to the recent Flyknit Ultra boots that Nike released.
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 Vapor 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.
Rather than applying Nike All Conditions Control (ACC) as an outer layer, ACC is embedded into the Flyknit—eliminating additional skin, while remaining tough against the elements. Micro-textured Flyknit provides precision ball control at top speed, and an updated swoosh on the toe box features a textured finish for control when sprinting with the ball.
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 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?