Nike Mercurial Rugby Boots
All versions are lightweight and said to offer the optimum acceleration. They are particularly targeted at the quick players wings, centres and fullbacks. They are different grades of Mercurial boot available, many of the cheaper versions are suitable for the club player, with the Superfly V and Vapor XI the current professional level boots, with kids options too.
Mercurial Superfly V
The Vapor XI and Mercurial Superfly V released in 2016 are the latest versions, they follow up to the X, IX and Superfly IV, but those looking for children's boots should look at the kids versions available whilst still getting a professional grade boot.
Vapor XI Rugby
The Nike Mercurial range of Rugby Boots worn by such top players as Ugo Monya and Cory Jane, just look out for them in the Cherry Voltage/Obsidian/Silver on the pitch. They come in versions Mercurial vapor superfly II Elite and safari Firm Ground, vapor VI Firm Ground and vapor V Soft Ground, Victory Firm Ground and All Grounds, miracle Soft Ground and Miracle Firm Ground. Some of these are second or third generation and as such have continued to develop and we are told will continue to do so.
Key Points Nike Vapors
A new adaptive traction plate features two pressure-activated studs for superior grip and instant acceleration no matter what the conditions. The revolutionary carbon fibre outsole, enhanced forefoot zonal spikes and direct injected studs means greater speed on the field and bigger nightmares for defenders. The game just got smarter.
Upgraded Flywire II targets support and is combined with an anatomically corrected speed last mirrors the shape of the foot for a better fit. The ultra-thin Teijin synthetic outer layer is enhanced with specifically placed ball-control coating on the forefoot, to aid control at speed. A new 3D foam package around the heel collar enhances cushioning and comfort and reduces slippage for a confident, secure fit. A lower profile sockliner increases the cushioning and support whilst overall reducing stud pressure.
Weighing in at 210g (US size 9), the Superfly II ensures you are not left behind as the pace of the modern game increases. Intensive input and feedback from players across the globe; including Cristiano Ronaldo, Didier Drogba and Alexandre Pato. They've helped create the ultimate elite level football boot for players who know that a split second makes all the difference. Lightweight TPU bladed studs for instant acceleration and optimal traction. Firm-ground (FG) studs for use on short-grass fields that may be slightly wet, but rarely muddy.
Nike Vapor X available for auction
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