Nike has dropped the latest collection for Kylian Mbappé that is highlighted by the new Air Zoom Mercurial KM series. Featuring a distinctive Dark Beetroot upper colorway that is highlighted by University Blue and Vivid Gold detailing, it is the type of explosive release that matches the styling of the world class finisher.
With nods to his heritage, the Air Zoom Mercurial Superfly 8 Elite is made to help you play just like KM — with blinding pace and purpose. Nike has added a Zoom Air unit, made specifically for soccer, and grippy texture up top for exceptional touch, to help you dominate in the waning minutes of a match—when it matters most.
Find pairs available at SOCCER.com.
Welcome to the Field, Zoom
For the first time in our history, Nike has developed an all-new, soccer-specific 3/4 Zoom Air unit. It sits in the plate and provides an additional level of springy underfoot feel that helps you move faster on the field and create separation when it matters the most—whether you’re scoring goals, being first to the ball or going by defenders.
Drive Your Speed
The speed cage inside of the structure is made of a thin but strong material that secures the foot to the outsole without adding additional weight for optimal lockdown.
Dig In, Take Off
Tri-star studs provide multidirectional traction with every step, so you can change directions quickly and confidently. Heel studs provide traction and stability when braking. Toe-off center studs give you traction during explosive starts.
Flyknit wraps your ankle in soft, stretchy fabric for a secure feel. A redone design improves the fit, so that it better simulates the foot. We did this by conducting multiple wear tests on hundreds of athletes. The result is a more contoured toe box and better lockdown in the heel.
Feel the Ball
The upper is made of Vaporposite+, which combines a grippy, grid mesh with a premium material for optimal ball control at high speeds. The material provides a tactile feel across the surface of the upper. It’s soft, but stable and wraps tightly around your foot, giving you a more natural on-ball feel when dribbling, passing or scoring.