Nike Mercurial Vapor IX Fireberry (1)

words // Brandon Richard

Combining performance innovation and a heritage of lightweight soccer shoes for fast players, Nike introduces the Mercurial Vapor IX, a cleat suited for players who rely on tight cuts and turns combined with bursts of explosive speed to beat defenders.

These Nike soccer shoes are engineered with a complete new upper that provides a level of support and touch for players to excel in speed and speed. Speed Control texture give allows players to perform at maximum speed with enhanced friction that works along with a snug and responsive fit. The texture wraps around the foot, giving the cleat friction without compromising soft touch. Upper also locks down the foot and prevents unnecessary movement. A minimal and soft heel enhances comfort and performance.

Nike Mercurial Victory TF FireberryNike’s All Conditions Control (ACC) technology further aids performance. The special treatment now used on all Nike soccer cleats ensures a consistent touch in all 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. Responsive blades have been added to provide speedy game-altering changes in direction. A unique, lightweight plate incorporates two different pieces of glass fiber that increases flexibility and responsiveness, increasing energy return during competition.

Originally launched more than 10 years ago, the Mercurial has stood out as Nike’s premier cleat with bold and exciting colors. This time around, the IX is being made available in Fireberry and Sunset colorways, helping players make a statement on the pitch.

For turf players, there’s the Mercurial Victory IV, which sits atop a molded rubber outsole that brings the groundbreaking Vapor traction pattern to artificial turf. The Mercurial Veloce is made with ultra-thin synthetic leather for maximum comfort and an outsole designed to deliver quickness and lateral traction on firm natural surfaces. Also for natural surfaces, the Mercurial Vortex, sporting a full-length TPU outsole combines conical and bladed studs for a boost in speed and grip. Corresponding Mercurial lite shinguards and Mercurial fade balls round out the collection.

If you play soccer at the highest level, you can select from any of these Nike Mercurial cleat styles here today.

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