A bold expression of all he brings on and off the pitch, Neymar Jr.’s latest player edition boot is packed with flamboyant character. Nike Mercurial Vapor “Jogo Prismático” is a wildly colorful boot that incorporates a lot of elements from previous NJR releases, all hidden in the vivid kaleidoscopic print.
We are in weird times at the moment, and this release has come at a strange time for Nike. And the same is true for Neymar; we are yet to see him truly celebrate his latest signature boot or even mention its release through social media. Without any games to play, it is tough to really highlight and showcase exactly what is on offer.
Here, we take a look at the different options available in the range, and breakdown what each has on offer.
Nike Vapor 13 Elite
Now, with a softer knit, and a more form fitting upper, the new Mercurial Vapor 13 offers one of the best fits in the history of the Mercurial. It means you are lighter, faster, and more comfortable than ever before. The 360 degree Flyknit upper continues to offer one of the most complete fits in the game. New high tenacity yarns in the Flyknit gives you a closer fit and feel around the foot. Traditional fitting low cut collar for more ankle mobility. The new Flyknit used in the upper is thicker, offering a more plush touch on the ball than in previous models. It creates the perfect mix of speed, fit, and touch, creating what could be one of the best Mercurial ever made.
Nike Vapor 13 Pro
The mid-tier option, but one of the better options available on the market in that category. A one piece circular knit upper offers a great fit and a soft touch on the ball. Nike Skin and ACC finish provide control in all weather conditions. The anatomical fit360 shape offers the closest fit to your foot as possible, wrapping all around it for the best fit in a Mercurial.
Nike Vapor Academy
This is where things get a little different. You get the look, but the materials in the boot tend to become a little more basic. Consider these as an entry level model. A comfortable lining wraps your foot to feel like a second skin, while a soft synthetic material is textured from heel to toe to give you the touch you need for creativity at high speeds.
Nike Vapor Academy TF
If you are a turf fan, there is an option for you! Nike place the Academy upper on a rubber studded outsole for use on artificial turf surfaces. So, you still get a comfortable lining that wraps your foot to feel like a second skin, while a soft synthetic material is textured from heel to toe to give you the touch you need for creativity at high speeds.