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Mercurial Vapors III

Mercurial Vapors III were the third generation in the Mercurial Vapor family of boots and were launched in 2006. They featured Teijin microfibres which easily moulded to the foot and were extremely lightweight and plyable. The boot  weighed just 196g (6.9oz). It also had a carbon last to give support to the heel and more padding was added to the heel cup area. The first Mercurial Vapor IIIs were released in a white/gold design, which was quickly followed by several more culminating in a limited edition boot  which was released to commemorate  the fourth World Cup triumph of Italy in World Cup gold/ blue.

Towards the end of the 2006–07 season, even more colourways were released.

In September 2007, Nike released a limited edition 10th anniversary version of the Mercurial Vapor, featuring “all the modern technology from the current Mercurial Vapors III combined with the original Mercurial Upper design from 1998.” The boots featured in an advert with the Brazilian star Ronaldo, where he recreated some of his past goals, which he scored wearing the famous Mercurial Vapor boots.

 

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