The Mercurial Vapor VIII is off the mark. For the quickest players on the planet, a new weapon has been added to their arsenal. Designed to make the fast faster, the Nike Vapor 8 delivers explosive pace to help open up opposition defences.
If there's one player who knows a thing or two about pace, it's Theo Walcott. The Arsenal winger appropriately netted the first Premier League goal for Nike's new speed shoe in a move that perfectly demonstrated some of the Vapor VIII's key performance attributes.
A burst of pace, the perfect first touch and a cool finish. Theo Walcott's debut performance in his new Nike Vapor VIII football boots will go down in the Mercurial record books. After another pin-point pass from CTR360 midfielder Alex Song, it was a masterful move started and finished by two star Nike athletes.
The Vapor VIII aims to enhance the game of speed players. ''We are obsessed with players that are speed players. These players are super unique. They're already extremely fast – we want to make them faster. But it wasn't just about speed, it was about delivering a holistic boot. It wasn't just about lightweight, it was about the right weight.''
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