Check out the boots Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar and Theo Walcott will be wearing next season...

7 years ago

By Teg

Very few things make us salivate as much as the site of a new Mercurial Vapor and with very little subtlety about their tantalising, almost sensual design; they’ve made the 2012/12 boot Mango colour.

The go-to boot for on-pitch speedsters for the last decade, the Mercurial Vapor is synonymous with some of the fastest and trickiest players in the world, so it should come as no surprise that the 2012/13 boot will be worn by the machine-like Cristiano Ronaldo and the unpredictable soon to be recognised genius; Neymar.

On the cutting edge of boot technology in its 10 years, the 2012/13 Mercurial Vapor 8 takes performance innovation to the next level with a totally re-engineered boot built for explosive speed. Redesigned to create a snug upper while locking down the foot and preventing unwanted movement, Nike’s new Anatomic Last takes the fit of the boot to a new level of support and stability. This effect is enhanced by a more minimalist and softer heel counter, maximizing both comfort and fit.



A sleeker and closer feel is achieved by a special toe-box reinforcer, making the boot more comfortable around the toe. The new Vapor also features a thinner, stronger and lighter Teijin® Microfiber reducing the weight to 185g — just right for a speed with the optimal levels of support and durability. The Teijin® Microfiber upper has a suede-like finish, increasing ball control and touch. It also gives the boots immediacy, eliminating any need for them to be broken in.

Twin studs at the back allow for a quick release from the turf and the asymmetric design of the stud configuration delivers an explosive start. Sharper blades cut through the turf, allowing for game-altering changes in direction. A revolutionary glass chassis with double layer composite provides stability on the mid-foot while optimizes energy return on the forefoot for explosive acceleration.

Of Cristiano Ronaldo’s signature boot [CR9 has always worn Mercurial Vapors] the Real Madrid star offered “This boot is perfect for me. I can get an edge on defenders, knowing that the boot will give me the speed and traction I need without compromising support, control or, of course, style.”

The Mercurial Vapor 8 hits stores globally March 29.

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