Creative Soccer Culture

Nike Unveil New MercurialX

Summer striking on the streets, all surfaces on show. Nike have unveiled a blitz of beauty in the shape of the re-amplified MercurialX.

Dedicated and designed to mega-phone-in the attributes symbolic to Mercurial, it's all about speed, control and quick thinking that dominated the small sided game. It's an aesthetic wonder that party's with lab leading science.

Speaking on the new MercurialX Max Blau, VP of Nike Football Footwear, explains. “When we talk about speed in relation to football it can mean many things. Obviously there’s physical speed: acceleration and deceleration, quick cuts and directional changes. But there’s also mental speed: thinking fast and knowing what you plan to do two or three moves ahead. All of these aspects are extremely important in small-sided because of the reduced space and fewer number of players.”

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Connection to the ball, which is essential to playing with pace, is supported in the Nike MercurialX in several ways. First, the integration of a Flyknit upper helps improve touch on the ball and locks the foot over the sole unit to support quick movement. A tri-star pattern with natural flex groves maximizes traction, and also, thanks to a Nike Free-inspired midsole, offers a barefoot-like feel which helps solidify underfoot ball control. The MercurialX is completed by integrated full-length Phylon cushioning engineered for the rapid acceleration and deceleration of the small-sided game.

Fast paced, free thinking design. Another perfect storm for every tough tackling surface.

Too hot not to handle. Suit up in fresh MercurialX here.


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