Nike’s Mercurial is all about speed: The first one to the ball, the first to the box and the master of the first touch. With each new launch of the Nike Mercurial line, fast just keeps getting faster. And lighter. And slimmer.
The Nike Mercurial line is a revolutionary collection because it changed the course of modern soccer, with a focus on speed. The Mercurial debuted in 1998 as the Nike Air Mercurial with speed in mind, inspired by track spikes. In 2002, the Nike Mercurial Vapor was the first Nike cleat to weigh less than 200 grams (about 6.43 ounces). The Mercurial Vapor III, released in 2006, earned the distinction as the first cleat on the market to feature carbon fiber, which is now an industry standard.
The Nike Mercurial collection has expanded far past the Vapor of 1998. Today, you can find Mercurial collection for any current or future soccer star.Along with the Vapor, you can find Nike Mercurial turf shoes, shin guards, indoor court shoes, soft ground shoes and soccer balls. The Mercurial Victory, Mercurial Miracle, Mercurial Glide and Mercurial Superfly round out this legendary collection. If you’re looking for sport crossover, the Nike Mercurial has become a basketball shoe. Inspired by Kobe Bryant, Nike’s Mambacurial (named for Bryant’s nickname, the Black Mamba) it is a spitting image of the Mercurial soccer shoes.
Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo is the poster boy for the Nike Mercurial, and for good reason. A dynamic player who has helped revolutionize the modern game, Ronaldo epitomizes the Mercurial brand and continues to with his CR7 Mercurial line, perfectly suited for marvelous adventures on and off the field.
Nike Mercurials have been lighting up the field this year. From AC Milan’s Stephen El Sharaawy to Arsenal’s Theo Walcott, from USMNT star Clint Dempsey from Olympique Lyonnasis’ Miguel Lopes, and from to Chelsea’s Eden Hazard to Ronaldo, the Mercurial is still making the game faster. NWSL and USWNT players Sydney LeRoux (Boston Breakers), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign) and Abby Wambach (Western New York Flash) have all been spotted in Nike Mercurials this summer.
A collection designed for unrivaled speed and agility, the Nike Mercurial is a first class line for elite players.