We had been waiting to see the new Nike Mercurial Superfly “Dragonfly” in action, and this past weekend Cristiano Ronaldo gave them their on-pitch debut.
It is the first time we have seen Ronaldo switch boots since November, one of the longest runs he has had in one particular Mercurial Superfly colorway. He debuted this next generation version during the Serie A match between Juventus and Bologna FC at Allianz Stadium. And it only happened after halftime, with Ronaldo switching out of his Dream Speed and into the Dragonfly. Maybe looking to ease them into game action?
This latest edition – what will be the Mercurial Superfly 8 – is full of electric colors and ready to stand-out, drawing inspiration from the natural geometry of a Dragonfly’s wing. The super bright launch colorway is made up of a digital psychedelic palette, inspired by a computer motherboard, which pays homage to iconic Mercurials over the past 23 years.
Tech wise, the next generation silo moves away from Flyknit and introduces a new Vaporposite upper that combines a grippy grid mesh with premium lining for ball control at high speeds.Underfoot the Nike Aerotrak plate brings responsiveness for quick cuts and acceleration.
The Nike Mercurial Vapor/Superfly “Dragonfly” has its full release and are now available HERE.