As part of the Nike Mercurial Superfly 7 release, Nike dropped a glorious stealth black design intended to satisfy the purist fans out there. It is the version of the boot we currently have in testing, and we wanted to bring you a quick intro while we get the review pieced together. Nike are not messing around with this release, creating a contoured speed boot that is engineered to provide a secure fit and lightning acceleration.
That design though, it is so dangerously good. The entire upper has a mono-tone, deep and dark black that is complimented by performance texturing across the upper. This is a boot that builds on the 360 innovation of the Superfly 6, with this latest Nike Mercurial Superfly 7 Elite taking on several key updates, taking it to the next level.
A 360-degree Flyknit construction wraps your foot for a second-skin fit, with a new high-tenacity yarn and a 1-piece lining creating a close, secure feel on the field. Added to that, a new ultra-thin NikeSkin overlay gets you closer to the ball for high-speed maneuvers. Underfoot, Nike has created a new Aerotrak zone along with a slightly stiffer chassis to help supercharge traction.
As is the case with the entire Mercurial series, these are designed to fit tight. And they do! You need to be ready for a snug and secure fit, with the entire boot wrapping your foot like a cocoon. Your foot will be locked down inside, with an upper that is slightly more rigid than you’d expect from a yarn style material. And underfoot, the soleplate has an incredible snapback and a little extra stiffness to help as you push off the ground at speed.
In reality, the Superfly 7 is a boot designed for a specific type of player. For most players that are interested in them, you are well aware of how they fit and feel on foot. And as a result, I think you know what you are getting into with this latest edition.
Find the latest Nike Superfly 7 line-up at soccer.com.