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Nike Mercurial Vapor Superfly II

March 2, 2010

Now in 2010, Nike have come a long way, as their expertise in sportswear and sports equipment innovation has enabled them to become leaders in football product design. At their recent Football Innovation Summit held at the Battersea Power Station in London, Nike unveiled their most advanced football boot to date – the Mercurial Vapor Superfly II.

The latest iteration of Nike’s innovation defining Mercurial range is built for speed. The design team has overhauled the traction system, using a carbon composite tuned chassis with a unique smart stud technology that allows the studs to retract and expand by 3mm, effectively offering traction-on-demand that adapts to playing conditions.

This improves acceleration and stability and reduces the chances of slippage, which is often a gamebreaker. It also eliminates the need to change studs, which was illustrated by a presentation slide that showed Real Madrid winger Christiano Ronaldo out on the sidelines during a game, changing studs to cope with pitch conditions.

The made-in-Italy boots also sport the latest generation of Nike’s acclaimed Flywire technology, making them incredibly light yet without compromise to strength and durability. However, aesthetically there is no doubt what the first thing people will notice about these boots, and the bright and bold colour isn’t just for looks.

The Mercurial Vapor Superfly II’s loud violet and orange colour scheme is actually the result of feedback from players. Chelsea superstar Didier Drogba told the design team that his Mercurial’s bright red colour allowed his team mates to identify him from afar. The new colours are specifically chosen to increase visibility and presence on the pitch.

All the tech and design doesn’t come cheap though, as the boots will retail for SGD629 from April 1st, 2010, at select Nike stockists across South East Asia.

Source: streething


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