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Football News > Nike Vapor VIII: In Focus - Fit & Touch

As the original superstar of speed, the Nike Mercurial Vapor has been at the pinnacle of the game for over a decade. Now Nike Football continue to push the boundaries of one of the world's most iconic football boots, with the ground breaking release of the massively hyped Vapor VIII.

SoccerBible sat down exclusively with Nike's UK Product Insider Chris Tyler, to bring you an industry-inside look into one of the biggest football boot releases of 2012. In part three-of-five in this mini-series, Chris discusses another area where the boot has significantly improved – fit and touch. Join the discussion online, on Twitter and on Facebook

The Nike Mercurial Vapor VIII features a sleeker and closer feel that 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.

Speaking on the new upper material of the Mercurial Vapor VIII, Chris explained; ''Since the first Mercurial shoe in 1998, the product developers have pushed the performance boundaries of advanced microfibre materials. For the Vapor VIII we're using a 1.2mm microfibre one piece upper which gives an unbelievable close and streamlined fit.''

''It's lighter and stronger than any other upper we've used before. It gives the touch and control qualities of a natural material. This is the softest Vapor we've ever created. There's engineered support areas to give additional strength where it's needed. So if you think about explosive players like Walcott or Mata, when they burst past players they're exerting incredible forces through their feet.''

Stay tuned to SoccerBible, as each day this week we'll be bringing you more insider-access to the Nike Mercurial Vapor VIII. Check out our full feature of the boot here. Join the conversation and share your thoughts online, on Twitter and on Facebook.

Only published comments... Mar 23 2012, 10:56 AM by Soccer_Boots



Cudpus said:


March 23, 2012 11:43 AM

goonerman1990 said:

This boot is impressing me more each day...looking forward to seeing it on pitch this weekend

March 23, 2012 11:45 AM

BootHead7 said:

The design is what really makes it cool also some of the technology.

March 23, 2012 11:56 AM

A_Di_Natale said:

nice tech too

March 23, 2012 12:59 PM

roe10 said:

I wish they made them in leather

March 23, 2012 1:04 PM

Espana2010 said:


March 23, 2012 1:23 PM

Waldrinho said:

I'm pretty sure that this boot will help me run faster, much like the Air Jordans made me jump higher. . . .

March 23, 2012 1:43 PM

Waldrinho said:

They have yet to talk about it. . .  But wait until they reveal the 'self-destruct' button under the sole. . .  

March 23, 2012 1:44 PM

S.E.E.N.Y815 said:

@Waldrinho  Are you for real???

March 23, 2012 1:58 PM

nxtneymar said:

seen y815 you are brilliant and corect all hes done is complain. i honestly thought that mi coach was a absolutly ground breaking but it really was not but this and in the sg version is something else.

March 23, 2012 4:33 PM

daniel2754 said:

*** this

March 23, 2012 11:12 PM

KM.7StyleR said:

Any infromation about Mercurial Superfly IV ?

March 24, 2012 11:19 PM
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