Nike’s Mercurial line in undoubtedly one of the most iconic soccer shoe ranges in the world and we are about to see one of its most famous colorways come back to life in a whole new light.
Four years ago, the Mercurial Vapor IV graced the world in one of its flashiest colors to date, Orange Peel. Back then, Cristiano Ronaldo was not the superstar he is today, but it was his performance in the Manchester United jersey in a pair of Mercurial Vapor IV Orange Peel soccer shoes that saw him grab everyone’s attention.
Nike went on to release an additional 10 colorways for the Vapor IV, but it was in the Orange Peel colorway that CR7 scored his first hat-trick for Manchester United in a 6-0 win over Newcastle United. It was in the Orange Peel colorway that he netted one of his most memorable free-kicks against Portsmouth. It was this same Vapor IV Orange Peel colorway that Everyone wanted.
Cristiano Ronaldo created mass hysteria in the Orange Peel Vapors back in 2008 and you can expect him to do the same in the new Nike Mercurial Orange Peel Superfly III soccer shoes. Four years more advanced than the original Orange Peel Vapor IV, these Superfly III’s have a big reputation to live up to.
Nike’s headline speed boot is a master creation, a perfect combination of stylish visual design and technological advancement ready for the rough and tough athlete. The epitome of velocity and precision, the Superfly III’s benefit from a teijin synthetic upper enhanced by Nike’s technological advancements, Flywire technology, carbon fiber outsole and traction stud configuration. Wrapped up in one soccer shoe, these innovations provide you with top of the line traction and maximum support all while keeping off the weight.
Specs aside, what draws the crowd to these new Superfly III’s is its color. The bright Orange Peel draws the attention to the feet but its the unmistakable asymmetric lightning bolt graphic that everyone’s looking for. In metallic silver, the lightning bolt in this Orange Peel edition becomes almost invisible. Volt colored studs round out the flashy look while keeping your feet grounded.
Having hit the international stage in the Copa America on the feet of Alexis Sanchez, these soccer shoes are already creating a buzz. It’s a symbol of one of the highest points of the Mercurial glory days, when Cristiano Ronaldo was just becoming the global phenomenon he is today.[Gallery not found]