When it comes to getting noticed, no boot quite does it like the Nike Mercurial Vapor. Famed for being one of the first boots to bring colour to the field, the Mercurial lines has built a reputation as one of the most instantly recognisable soccer shoes. Now Nike bring us one of the most stand-out Vapor boots in history.
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 four-of-five in this mini-series, Chris discusses one of the Vapors most famous traits – its look. Join the discussion online, on Twitter and on Facebook.
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.
Speaking on the new-look Mercurial Vapor VIII, Chris explained; ''From an aesthetics point of view, we're launching with this really impactful bright Mango colour – it will look amazing on pitch. We've retained the iconic toe swoosh which has become a trademark of the Vapor and we've added a medial swoosh and the new Mercurial heel graphic.''
''The Mercurial Vapor is associated with really bright, impactful colour. Every time we've launched a new shoe since the first 1998 World Cup shoe, we've used really eye-catching exciting colours.''
Stay tuned to SoccerBible, as 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.