Twenty years after releasing the first version of the Mercurial boots, Nike continues to push the lines of what is possible. Over the years the Mercurial has evolved through constantly trying to be better and achieve what it always set to be about = "Faster Football."
In 2016, Nike released the first "What The Mercurial" boot and now we see the second iteration. With the 2018 Mercurial Superfly 360, complete with advanced Flyknit as its base, the boot begins life at the pinnacle of football innovation. Though simple in its monochromatic aesthetic, the What the Mercurial also advances the Mercurial silo’s lineage of progressive graphic application.
According to Nike:
1. The Mercurial 360’s Flyknit yarns have the capacity to be molded into a variety of textures and shapes.
2. This allowed designers to create a 2D graphic incorporating icons of the Mercurial lineage and translate it into a 3D element of the boot’s design.
3. The 3D design is created through a mold that heats and presses the design into the Mercurial 360 knit.
This process allows for distinctive nods to past boots and celebration of iconic Mercurial elements without compromising touch.
The boots come in a limited edition box, are limited to 1,998 pairs and will release globally on March 12.