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Football Boots > Nike Mercurial Vapor III Italy Edition - Football Boots Vault

It's that time of the week again when we go digging into our SoccerBible boot vault. This week we've pulled out a real gem with the Nike Mercurial Vapor III Italy boots! These boots don't see the light of day too often here at SoccerBible but we thought we'd bring them back to life for our SoccerBible community...

These rare Italy Gold/Blue Nike Vapor III boots were made in celebration of Italy becoming world champions in 2006 after beating France in the final. Nike only produced 250 pairs of these ‘4 star Gold collectors editions’. If you managed to get your hands on these back in 2006, then count yourself lucky! We're guessing Italian fans snapped them up quickly as a special memorabilia piece.

The boot features many unique aspects of manufacture including a bespoke Italian flagged tongue, a 4 star graphic representing each one of Italy’s World Cup victories and a decorative insole, all highlighting Italy’s route to victory in the 2006 World Cup.

Just by looking at this previous Vapor model, you realise how much the Mercurial range has changed and evolved over the years. Released back in 2006, the Nike Vapor III boots were the third generation Mercurial boots from Nike and weighed less than 200g. The MVIII was made faster and more flexible than all previous Nike Vapor Mercurial models. Nike introduced their new ‘Speed Last’, which was designed to contour the anatomic curves of the foot for added comfort and maximum speed advantage.

There's something special about a gold pair of boots as they don't come along too often. We wan't to know if any of our SoccerBible community landed a pair of these Nike Vapor III Italy boots!

Stay tuned to the SoccerBible as we reveal even more soccer cleats from the Boot Vault, showcasing the best retro, classic and once forgotten boots and bringing them back to life!

Only published comments... Dec 10 2010, 11:51 AM by Soccer_Boots



midilivi11 said:

i had these boots when the vapor III first came out.

December 12, 2010 12:07 PM

goonerman1990 said:


December 12, 2010 12:22 PM

djkeogh5 said:

vapor iii is this for release of superfly iii ?

December 12, 2010 12:32 PM

MUFC said:

Nicest vapor out of the whole lot, awsome design :)

December 12, 2010 12:33 PM

10FootballForEva7 said:

they are really awsome i had these in the brasil edition

December 12, 2010 12:35 PM

polonu said:


December 12, 2010 12:53 PM

jazzovani said:


December 12, 2010 12:56 PM

winnie pooh FTW said:

I remember playing aginst a guy who had these last year. too bad e wasn't as good as the boots suggested

December 12, 2010 1:01 PM

simplyfootball said:


December 12, 2010 1:04 PM

King.Henry.14 said:

just brilliant...

December 12, 2010 1:18 PM

nickbol said:


December 12, 2010 2:10 PM

th_11 said:

Sexy... but wrong flag....

December 12, 2010 2:46 PM

Timothy_Lee said:

The best vapor in my opinion

good in design

December 13, 2010 1:19 PM

Duke3777 said:

I agree with th  11... Love that boot, not a fan of the countrys national team..

December 13, 2010 7:49 PM

thecrazyduck91 said:

wow! beautiful!

December 13, 2010 9:25 PM

Liverpool maniac said:

DAMN I love those

December 14, 2010 12:09 AM

barc4b0y said:

out standing boot. really nice.

December 14, 2010 1:02 AM

soccerkid53 said:

does any one have vapor sl's in uk 11 and are willing to sell ? please reply

December 15, 2010 9:01 AM

10unknown96 said:

boot Looks neat, but squad is horrible

December 16, 2010 3:49 PM

Getsuga04 said:

have to admit, mercurials are always sleek.

December 18, 2010 3:07 AM

LADA said:

that gold really looks hard

i dig the legends in this colorway too

December 18, 2010 9:15 PM

Cammy Talaria said:

I actually love these! :D they should do put this colourway on the current Vapors!

December 19, 2010 1:04 PM

Adizero99 said:

Very nice!

December 19, 2010 2:20 PM

Connor Hunter said:

Nice boot shame about the flag

December 21, 2010 3:47 PM

Johnboe said:

yo these are so classic i luv these

December 21, 2010 4:55 PM

sammy1996 lfc said:

love the effect with the flag on the tongue

December 24, 2010 6:10 PM

mercurial16 said:

Very nice boots, sad that they are limited editions!

December 25, 2010 6:55 PM

BWSCadizero said:

i love these boot, i have these with the white and gold heel,and i wish i could find this colourway but its okay :( and dont hate on italy, 4 time champions! but anyways excellent boot one the best vapors out there

December 31, 2010 11:03 PM

KristianTorres said:

hopefully spain gets a nice boot like this...

January 1, 2011 4:25 AM

Abdulrahman said:

i love these shoes ..... from where i can get it?

January 4, 2011 10:49 AM

rjoergensen. said:

i got these boots..

January 11, 2011 2:43 PM

rjoergensen. said:

in that edition..

January 11, 2011 2:53 PM

Fabinho12 said:

i bought them in december, a picture will follow

February 11, 2011 7:25 PM

feichauang2011 said:

April 15, 2011 3:02 PM

manutd7 said:

i have a pair of these, wore the *** out of them for 3 years. best boots ive ever worn

June 8, 2011 2:10 AM

Alessia said:

I would play amazing in these and at the same time show off my italian pride

June 15, 2011 7:55 PM

Znatt said:

I like

June 16, 2011 5:48 PM

joe bullz said:

where the hell can i get them

June 20, 2011 8:46 AM

Fiber said:

Sickest range of the Vapor's ever. Sick as hell, just sick. Damn it, bring back the III's and add all the Carbon, Flywire and Visibility of today.

July 16, 2011 6:50 AM

simon98771 said:

wow~these look awesome!!!

November 11, 2011 8:48 PM

A_Di_Natale said:


November 25, 2011 12:26 PM

Vaporista said:

I had a orgasm!

May 17, 2012 1:05 PM

tabahlas said:

best colorway in history ...

May 17, 2012 3:59 PM

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Sadat said:

I am selling these shoes on ebay in Size 10US if anyone is interested!

Here's the link:

August 12, 2012 8:48 PM

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