We didn't think it was possible, but Nike have taken the most technologically advanced football boot ever...and made it better! The Nike Elite Mercurial Superfly II Football Boots are a supercharged release, set to explode onto football pitches at this summer's World Cup, and the SoccerBible has the full and exclusive images!
Nike designers have created a Mercurial Vapor SuperFly II football boot that provides new levels of performance after nearly four years of game analysis, biomechanical studies and player testing. The Elite Nike Vapor Superfly II football boots feature a new performance upper to improve on-field visibility and a re-engineered outsole to deliver lightweight performance for the world's Elite players.
“At Nike, we have a relentless focus on product innovation to give athletes a real competitive edge and deliver the best products in the world,” said Andrew Caine, Nike Design Director for Football Footwear. “The Nike Elite Series delivers lightweight and highly engineered boots for the leading players in the world to perform on the biggest stage this summer”.
Nike designers have reduced the weight of each boot so players can perform at their best through lightweight construction, intricate engineering, carbon-enforced strength and high contrast colors.
Nike research discovered an average person’s vision is 99% peripheral, under 1% is considered focused vision. To spark increased focus of peripheral vision Nike designers analyzed the colour spectrum to identify two, high-contrast colors, so that when a player is running with these boots the colours trigger a stimulus to rapidly tune peripheral vision. Mach Purple and Total Orange provide the perfect blend to create this effect, enabling players to quickly spot their teammates and execute a game-changing pass.
Research shows the average energy expenditure of an elite player is over 1,000 Kilo Calories per game for a 75kg player. Reducing the weight carried by players helps reduce the energy needed over the course of 90 minutes. By delivering a more lightweight performance to the Nike Elite Mercurial Superfly II football boots, the players have an edge in the final stages of a game.
Amazingly the super-strong, lightweight carbon fibre plates mean the Elite Vapor SuperFly II is 5% lighter!
The Nike Elite Mercurial Superfly II football boots maintain the desired close fit around the foot without compromising on durability or support. Next-generation Nike Flywire technology incorporated into the boot’s streamlined upper provides the unique lightweight, strong and more dynamic fit.
The major innovation for the Superfly II football boots was the development of the Nike Sense adaptive traction technology. Current in the Elite Superfly II football boots, designers created an adaptive stud that can extend and retract by up to 3mm, based on ground conditions and pressure exerted by the player.
The explosive Nike Elite Mercurial Vapor Superfly II football boots are the fastest, most innovative and technologically advanced football boots to hit the pitch. We're expecting the Nike Elite football boots to be available to order from 22nd May, and we can't wait to see Cristiano Ronaldo tearing up the pitches at the 2010 World Cup wearing the Nike Elite Superfly II football boots.
The major downside? You might have to start saving now, as these Elite
edition of the Nike Elite Superfly football boots will retail around £275 GBP a pair
when they hit selected retailers and Nike stores.