Introducing the first part of Nike's new Premium Leather football boots collection set to take Euro 2008 by storm - the limited edition Nike Mercurial Vapor IV. Set to be worn by all of Nike's sponsored Vapor players at Austria/Switerzland - including big names like Frank Ribery, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Andrei Arshavin - this highly restricted release will be available from the first day of the tournament.
In 1998, the innovators and designers at Nike HQ made an impact on the global football stage by breaking from the norm. The World Cup in France saw Nike players take to the field for the first time with coloured Vapor football boots - smashing tradition and conformity. By the time of the 2006 World Cup, coloured boots were now common place. So keeping the status as leading innovators, Nike unveil their EC08 boot collection.
Now you may be thinking a leather Vapor is slightly contradictory - but you'd be wrong. Retaining all the elements of lightweight and speed that the series is famous for, the new EC08 Vapor sports a smooth, supple and flexibile K-leather upper in replace of the synthetic material as seen in regular Vapor 4's. This makes the boot give much more control and feel as well as creating the most comfortable Vapor to date. However, one player who won't be playing in these boots is Cristiano Ronaldo - he gets his own unique pair of Vapor IV's which you can see here.
Each limited edition Mercurial Vapor IV is presented in special commemorative box and dressed in EC08 insignia, representing the bond between the two host nations and their heritage. Only available as fixed firm ground sole plate, the EC08 Vapor is set to become one of the most demanded boots this summer!
NIke Mercurial Vapor IV EC08 Vital Statistics
- Made In: Italy
- External Heel Counter: yes
- How Attached To Upper: Cemented
- Insole Material: EVA foam
- Lacing: Covered
- Midsole Material: Contoured sockliner
- Midsole performance features: Internal chassis, EVA inserts
- Outsole Material: K-Leather
- Outsole Performance features: Forefoot plate with multi-direction studs
- Primary Upper Material: K-Leather
- Secondary Upper Material: Perforated EVA sockliner
- Stud Material: PU
- Stud Shape: Bladed
- Studs Removable: No
- Suitable For: Firm Natural Surfaces
Approximate Weight: 245g
Nike Mercurial Vapor IV football boots now available from the World's Largest Online Football Store Pro Direct Soccer.