⁉️— #BornMercurial—⁉️ You’ve seen these A LOT lately and you won’t stop seeing them anytime soon; the reason being they’re quite simply the hottest boot around 🔥 🔥 ! They also happen to be the most controversial! 👀 👀 👀
Two weeks ago, The Mercurial Vapor 360 became the latest Nike silo to get a complete new look. As usual, everyone was very sceptical of their looks when pictures of them first started surfacing online. We act as no exception. The main reason to our scepticism was due to what seemed to be a very awkward positioning of the swoosh logo on the toe-box area of the shoe. The second area of criticism was aimed towards the use of a split stud pattern, something Nike hadn’t used on a couple recent previous releases. Now although the brand have the proven experience to pull off such slick design (MViii etc..), if you’ve seen pros in Europe play in the 360’s in recent weeks you can only start guessing the aspect that this stud configuration seems to be lacking the most: stability. Neymar is the biggest, most popular example of this. Last week when playing against Real Madrid in the UCL, the player couldn’t last one full half time without having to change back into his old Vapors, slipping several times too many in the process. 🤷♂️ .
Are we coming to the conclusion that the Elite XII’s are a flop? Far from it. It’s early days still, and time will probably teach us the boot was just the victim of a string of unlucky performances. Soft Ground studs will hugely compliment players on wet surfaces and should act as a solution to slippage. New colour-ways will come out, and there well could be a case of the “awkward swoosh” being a simple miss-match of ⚫️ and 🍊 on a single design⁉️ 🤔
That being said, we’re all so excited to see what the rest of 2018 holds for Nike, especially the 360’s! 🙏🙏🙏 #Mercurial360 #FastAF #Mercurial #VaporIX #MercurialXII #MercurialVapor #NikeFootball #NikeMercurial #BootGallery #CleatDream #Cleatsquad #CleatWorld #ClassicFootballBoots #Cleatcounty #Cleatstagram #Footballbootsfc #NikeVapor #Pingittt #PopCleatz #_SoccerCleats #Soccergrail #TotalSoccerOfficial #TrueFootball #Unisportlife #Upper90XCrew #Vamesuhype #WorldSoccerBlogger