Nike reveal plans for their next step towards dominating the small-sided game with the introduction of the MercurialX and MagistaX.

Nike highlight the beautiful game is not just played on glorious grass pitches. Sometimes matters determine the game is taken to the street where any space possible is good enough for a make-shift pitch with jumpers for goalposts and all that. The MercurialX and MagistaX drop with the idea that both shoes will provide ultimate fit, touch and traction for the small-sided game on turf, street or indoor surfaces.

"The popularity of football exceeds the amount of space available to play it,” says Max Blau, VP Nike Football Footwear.“Small-sided is increasingly the form of the game young players are introduced to and it’s where their style emerges.”

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The Mercurial Superfly football boot was built for explosive speed, while the Magista was crafted for the creative playmaker. Now Nike take the best of football tech and apply this to create the ultimate street shoes. Featuring recycled rubber in high abrasion areas for enhanced durability, while both shoes are boosted with cushioning soles with a Lunarlon sole for the MagistaX, and the SuperflyX taking advantage of a low-profile Phylon sole.

“NikeFootballX merges Nike's pinnacle boot technology with design elements unique to small-sided football,”. says Max Blau “We’ve met with small-sided players all over the world and they want the same performance benefits Magista and Mercurial provide, but with outsoles and colorways unique to their game.”

The MercurialX and the MagistaX will be available exclusively via the Nike Football App on March 30th. The boots will be available on on April 1st.