Nike introduce their most innovative football product and subsequently change the face of football boots design forever.
The design process began way back in 2004, when Nike research and development engineers embarked on creating the ultimate football boots - a concept boot that ignored convention, ignored the rules and sought to be the greatest football boot.
Making its debut during Manchester United's 2008 Champions League victory by one unique player: Cristiano Ronaldo. The Nike Mercurial SL takes football boot technology to another level. The Nike Mercurial SL is talked about as the fastest football boot ever produced!
The complete carbon-fibre boot is constructed by weaving the material together at angles. A truly worldwide project, the upper has been hand moulded in Italy, the injection moulded outsole was constructed in South Korea and the plate engineered in Germany.
The SL's are available now and highly limited to only 550 pairs in the UK (2008 wolrdwide) - we've had our hands on them and they certainly live up to the hype. Each SL is supplied in a premium boot box, in which you'll find a certificate of authetication with each unique numbered pair as well as a soft bag to keep each boot in. Every SL has a unique number also inscribed on the tongue, so you know your are getting a piece of football history and legend in one package.
Nike Mercurial SL Vital Statistics
Technology: Carbon Fibre
Ball Control Elements: yes
External Heel Counter: yes
How Attached To Upper: Injected
Insole Removable: yes
Midsole Material: Carbon Fibre
Midsole performance features: Carbon Fibre
Outsole Material: Carbon Fibre
Outsole Performance features: Carbon Fibre
Primary Upper Material: Carbon Fibre
Approximate Weight: 190g
See and read more about the Nike Mercurial SL football boot at Pro Direct Soccer.