Nike has re-engineered the famous Mercurial range to unveil a boot with even better performance and a striking new appearance. A series that has been at the pinnacle of the game for over a decade returns with ground breaking innovation and cutting edge technology all wrapped up in a stunning Mango/Grey colourway. The wait is over...the Nike Mercurial Vapor VIII has arrived.
The Mercurial series is renowned for eye-catching appearances guaranteed to put you firmly in the spotlight and Nike's next generation Vapor is no different. With a debut Mango/Grey colourway the Vapor VIII comes packed with a striking new look for the likes of Ronaldo, Özil, Ribéry and Drogba.
For the 2012/13 season the Mercurial Vapor takes performance innovation to the next level with a totally re-engineered boot built for explosive speed. In typical Mercurial fashion the Vapor VIII is released in a colourway that does not shy away from attention and will be an unmissable sight when Mercurial's lead players unleash them onto the world stage from March 24th!
The outside of the Nike Mercurial Vapor VIII hosts a smaller swoosh to the previous Vapor, however no brand identity is lost as the striking new design features a distinctive swoosh on the instep of the boot as well as a visual signature on the heel, which stands out when placed on the Mango backdrop.
A sleeker and closer feel is achieved by a special toe-box reinforcer, increasing comfort around the toe. The new Vapor also features a thinner, stronger and lighter Teijin Microfiber with a suede-like finish, increasing ball control and touch as well as reducing the weight to 185g.
The Nike Mercurial Vapor VIII football boot has been redesigned to create a snug upper while locking down the foot and preventing unwanted movement, Nike's new Anatomic Last takes the fit of the boot to a new level of support and stability. This effect is enhanced by a more minimalist and softer heel counter, maximizing both comfort and fit.
The new Nike Mercurial Vapor VIII football boots deliver the ultimate in fit, touch and traction. A combination that has established the Mercurial as one of the greatest speed boots of all time. Nike recognise the modern game is played on a fine line and that one slip could be the difference between success and failure - traction is everything.
Twin studs at the back of the boot allow for a quick release from the turf and the asymmetric design of the stud configuration delivers an explosive start. Sharper blades have been introduced to the Nike Vapor VIII allowing for game changing acceleration.
Nike's leading Mercurial star Cristiano Ronaldo has already given the new Nike Vapor VIII his seal of approval “This boot is perfect for me. I can get an edge on defenders, knowing that the boot will give me the speed and traction I need without compromising support, control or, of course, style.”
You will be able to pre-order your pair of the new Mango/Grey Nike Mercurial Vapor VIII football boots from March 20th at selected retailers. Expect to see Nike's latest release hit European pitches from 24.03.12. The boots will retail worldwide for around £150 GBP / $220 USD / €180.
The explosive launch of the Mercurial Vapor VIII is Nike's biggest statement of intent for many years! The worlds most iconic speed boot has been overhauled in a move to help reclaim its position as football's deadliest soccer shoe. The eyes of the boot world will be on Neymar, Ronaldo and co. as the Mercurial Vapor heads into a new era.
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