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Nike Drop The Mercurial Dream Speed 008

Drawing inspiration from sacrifices that players make and obstacles that are overcome, Nike drop the Mercurial Dream Speed 008, which sees the Air Zoom Mercurial Superfly IX and Vapor XV presented in vibrant and energetic green tones.

The Nike Mercurial Dream Speed series was launched back in the latter half of 2019, arriving as a disruptive special edition for Nike’s elite players, and fronted by main man, Cristiano Ronaldo. Announced as an exploration of speed, interpreted through a series of unique designs that would be unveiled one at a time over several seasons, it has seen some of the boldest looks for the Mercurial in recent memory. Now, four years in and we’re onto the eighth instalment, which sees both the Vapor and Superfly dressed out in a “Green Strike/Black/Stadium Green” colourway.

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Looking to motivate and inspire, the MDS008 arrives under the mantra that "challenges and setbacks happen to everyone, but it’s how we choose to respond to them that defines us. Greatness isn’t given, but by focussing on your dreams you can find the strength to breakthrough". In colour psychology, green symbolises energy, positivity and visibility, and so it is here that Nike turn for the latest Mercurial Dream Speed.

The tonal green base is overlaid by black branding, which stands out in an oversized, textured Swoosh graphic execution that rides down the lateral side. Further green hues are used to create a graphic that rides out from the toes, creating the visage of speed and motion.

As with past Dream Speed releases, you can expect to see select Nike Athletes making the switch into these in coming matches.

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Daniel Jones

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