Speed Football Boots - Nike Mercurial Vapor SL Citron - 12/12/08


After making their on-pitch debut this week the citron Nike Mercurial Vapor SL football boots have got a lot of people talking, and a lot of players wearing these brand new Nike football boots. Already snapped this week has been Franck Ribery and Zlatan Ibrahimovic wearing the Nike Mercurial SL football boots, with carbon fibre sole plate and citron teijin synthetic upper!


The citron green (or could it have been locust green!see right) is a unique Nike exclusive colourway that is a hugely popular choice amongst professional players. Whether wearing the Mercurial Vapor IV or SL football boots players from Cristiano Ronaldo to Dani Alves have been enjoying the latest colour incarnation of the speed Mercurial series.

Unique to these top level football boots the Nike Mercurial SL features a composite carbon-fibre chassis, offering incredible flexibility without compromising strength whilst reducing the overall weight of the football boots.

This unique traction configured sole plate combines with a carbon-fibre heel counter for superior support, and additional protection, to form the perfect combination of lightness and speed.

The upper of the citron Nike Mercurial SL football boots is made from a revolutionary teijin synthetic material, which will form to the foots shape and move any moisture away from the skin, whilst offering a unique ball touch and feel. 

Nike Mercurial Vapor SL Vital Statistics

Ball Control Elements: Yes
Ball Control Type: Covered lacing system 
External Heel Counter: Yes 
How Attached To Upper: Injected 
Insole Removable: yes 
Lacing: Covered 
Midsole Material: Contoured sockliner with ventilation holes. 
Midsole performance features: Contoured speed last. 
Outsole Material: Carbon Fibre 
Primary Upper Material: Teijin microfibre

Stud Material: PU 
Stud Shape: Bladed 
Studs Removable: No 
Suitable For: Firm Natural Surfaces 

Approximate Weight: 210g
Around: £190