There was countless bright colorways worn throughout our 2010 World Cup coverage, but recently Nike Soccer has created some even brighter colorways of some of their popular soccer cleats. Bright Cactus is the predominant color seen on these newly available colorways in the Nike Mercurial line. The Mercurial Glide, Mercurial Miracle, Mercurial Vapor VI, and the Mercurial Victory all receive the new eye catching colorway.
You can click the link below each picture to see the product details, and be sure to check out the rest of the Nike Mercurial Collection as well.
We showed you the Nike Write the Future video before the 2010 World Cup began. Of course as you would expect after an emotion grabbing video, and an incredible World Cup Tournament, Nike has just unveiled The Future Has Been Written video. The video gives a “digital tip of the cap” to Iniesta, Fàbregas and Piqué for the Spanish victory in South Africa.
Nike’s “Write the Future” ad campaign for the 2010 World Cup has garnered lots of attention with an emotion-grabbing set of commercials. While the Homer Simpson and Christiano Ronaldo animated version gives a good laugh, the Write the Future original puts into perspective how important the World Cup is to the players and fans of soccer. Nike has now created a small collection of tee shirts inspired by the commercials.
With the World Cup just underway in South Africa, the focus of the sports world is on the sport of soccer or football, depending on what part of the world you’re viewing from. They’ll be a number of different styles on the field over the next month, some that may impress even those that are furthest from soccer fans, and some that will become collector’s items for fans of the game.
First up, the adidas AdiPure III TRX FG, which will be seen on the likes of midfielders like Brazil’s Kaká and England’s Frank Lampard. The AdiPure III features an asymmetrical lacing system to offer up more striking area, and kangaroo leather uppers which offer superb durability. The AdiPure III comes in as one of the most toned-down styles in this year’s lineup of 2010 World Cup cleats.
The adidas Predator line is one of the longer running lines in the world of soccer cleats. The latest is the Predator X, which unlike the AdiPure series features more attention grabbing details. Most notable are the uses of simulated carbon fiber on the lateral side, and a unique medial side that features silicon bubbles on the striking zone, or rather the “Predator Zone.”
The adidas F50 adiZero TRX FG is arguably the best of the best. When designing the F50, adidas set out to create the lightest possible soccer cleat, and that is exactly what they did. Using a Sprint Skin upper, adidas was able minimize the use of material, combined with the an ultra-light sock liner, the F50 comes in at 5.8 ounces, nearly 5 ounces lighter than the AdiPure III. That makes the adidas F50 the perfect cleat for lightning quick forwards and midfielders like Jozy Altidore of the USA, Kengo Makamura of Japan, and Steven Pienaar of host country South Africa.
Just like the above F50 adiZero, this version features the same extreme lightness but is done up in a beautiful Chameleon Purple colorway that changes from purple to green as you move around the cleat. Also like the Sun yellow colorway, the Chameleon Purple features Grip’n Groove technology which gives the F50 the ultimate in ball control and feel. Unlike the Sun yellow colorway, the Chameleon Purple will only be worn in the World Cup by Argentinian super star Lionel Messi.
The most easily recognized soccer cleat from this year’s World Cup is most likely the Nike Mercurial Vapor VI. The laces of the Vapor VI are mostly covered to improve ball control, and the use of a Teijin synthetic leather upper also adds to ball control with a form fit style that give you better feel.
PUMA’s Power Cat 1.10 FG will be seen on the feet of mid fielders in the World Cup, such as Serbia’s Nemanja Vidic and Germany’s Thomas Hitzlsperger. The asymmetrical lacing, and PUMA’s 3D Power Shooting technology which combines foam padding and grooved kangaroo leather, make the Power Cat1.10 FG a shooter’s dream. The unmistakable PUMA Cat logo on the lateral side gives these cleats some added pop in the appearance department as well.
Over the last week we’ve looked at a variety of fan gear in our countdown to the 2010 World Cup but while we’ll all be cheering and screaming for our favorite team for the next month, we can’t forget about the youngsters that will be alongside with us. For the next generation of World Cup fans, Nike has created a way to spread the enthusiasm that goes along with watching the games.
The Nike World Cup 2010 Little Boys Kit can have your closest rising star looking and feeling like the athletes in South Africa. We can’t make promises, but maybe they’ll become the stars of future World Cup tournaments, but the odds are pretty good that they’ll be the star of your household in these uniforms.