To celebrate 15 years since the debut of the first Mercurial, Nike has created a Mercurial Vapor XV inspired by the original 1998 “R9″ design. This limited release will see 1,998 pairs available worldwide. SOCCER.COM will have limited stock available from May 8.

Originally worn by Ronaldo (“R9″) in 1998, the Nike Mercurial line now celebrates 15 explosive years. For this special occasion, Nike has revived the original design in silver, blue and yellow with all the modern technology of the current Mercurial Vapor IX.

The speed-inspired design of the 1998 Mercurial Vapor R9 has been updated with a one-piece, seamless upper. The original yellow is now transformed into the distinctive “volt” color that Nike soccer players love.

Check back on May 8 to be one of the lucky few to own these limited edition Nike Mercurial Vapors!