words // Brandon Richard
Launched earlier this year, the Nike Mercurial Vapor IX combines performance innovation and a heritage of lightweight boots for fast players. The sleek design was created for athletes who rely on tight cuts and turns combined with bursts of explosive speed to beat the opposition
The Mercurial Vapor IX is engineered with a new upper to deliver a high level of support and touch. Speed Control texture gives players the confidence to perform at full speed with enhanced friction that combines with a snug and responsive fit. The upper also locks down the foot to prevent unnecessary movement within the cleat.
All Conditions Control (ACC) technology is a special treatment now used on all Nike cleats to ensure a consistent touch whether playing in wet or dry weather.
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. Highly responsive blades also allow for game-altering changes in direction at speed.
Below is a unique, lightweight plate that incorporates two different pieces of glass fiber that increase flexibility and responsiveness, providing energy return in the heat of the game.
If you’re on the hunt for a pair of summer soccer cleats, look no further than this eye-catching new colorway of the Mercurial Vapor IX. The cleats feature a volt to citrus gradient fade on the upper, accented by black branding hits throughout.
These new Nike soccer cleats are available here at Eastbay. Also keep an eye out for something a little ‘darker’ next month…