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World Cup Vapors

world cup vapors

Have you ever seen so many players in the same match wearing the same boots as each other?  Mercurial Vapors are everywhere !  There are a phenomenal amount of players flashing orange heels at the cameras in the matches seen so far in this tournament.  Nike must have done some serious work to get this amount of players wearing identical boots.  It seems in some games as though half the players are wearing them. Also when I was looking at them I couldnt decide if the rest of the boot was purple or silver. I would change my mind while watching each time from purple to silver and thought my eyes were deceiving me.  However, the official colour name is metallic purple so I am not going potty.

Superfly 2 is an extra light upgrade for the World Cup which weighs in at only 210 grams for the most popular size.

I believe they are all sporting the Nike Mercurial Vapor Superfly 2 which is a very light top of the range boot rrp £275.    I have spotted some at 10% discount. To benefit from it Click Here UPDATE FOR XMAS  SHOPPING .   ALL SIZES £125 OFF     DOWN FROM £274.99 TO  £149.99 ! ! Definitely Click Here

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Mercurial Vapors

Mercurial Vapors were released in 2002 just before the World Cup, and they came to the market as the lightest boot available with several shiny new key innovations. Its upper was made of an very thin, lightweight synthetic known as Nike Skin. The claim being that it was thinner and stronger than any kangaroo leather. Mercurial Vapors also featured an external heel counter which was very rare at that time as well as a “glass” filled outsole named NikeFrame, inspired by athletic sprinting spikes and designed to spring back into shape after push-off. The original marketing blurb claimed the shoe showed a 3% decrease in the time to cover a 20 metres compared to traditional boots. So you can actually run faster in these apparently. 

The first time the boots were seen outside of Nike was in the ‘Cage advert ‘ with Cantona, Roberto Carlos and Thierry Henry, in which a close-up image of the boots is taken near the end of the advertisement.

The first release saw the introduction of just 3 colour variations followed by another just after the World Cup which was worn by Ronaldo in the semi final and Final.   Several more colours quickly followed as the boot gained popularity.

Mercurial Vapors have progressed through from the original design in 2002 to design Mercurcial Vapor V now.   The have been worn by some of the worlds top players and continue in that vain with players like Cristano Ronaldo , Aaron Lennon and Luis Fabiano doing them proud.

There are currently some real bargains at Kitbag including both soft ground and firm ground Mercurial Vapors

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