The first images have surfaced of Nike Football's upcoming Mercurial boot in collaboration with Virgil Abloh, the OFF-WHITE x Nike Mercurial Vapor XII 360.

Similar in design to the OFF-WHITE Mercurial VaporMax first previewed by Virgil Abloh at last month's Mercurial event in London, the boots feature a vibrant orange upper with OFF-WHITE branding, text and circular graphics throughout. OFF-WHITE's signature industrial-style labelling features in the form of “KNIT” and "LOGO" on the lateral side of each, as well as Nike's own "LIMITED EDITION" labelling featuring beneath the tongue. While there's no view of the medial side, the top down view suggests the design and labelling will follow that of the OFF-WHITE Mercurial VaporMax.


The collaboration arrives fast on the heels of the Nike Mercurial Superfly 360 x Kim Jones, to be worn by Cristiano Ronaldo in the Champions League against PSG this week. Further details surrounding the OFF-WHITE x Nike Mercurial Vapor XII 360 release, including price, availability and an official launch date are still to be confirmed. For Nike, it's another big move in bringing high-fashion closer to their on-pitch aesthetic.


Above: The OFF-WHITE Mercurial VaporMax.

Watch this space for more details on the boots' release.