Nike | Mercurial Superfly Heritage ID

Nike | Mercurial Superfly Heritage ID

 

TIME TO GET EXCITED! An ultimate classic brought back with modern technology! Love it!

 

 

As the Mercurial marks a milestone with the recent unveil of the new Mercurial Superfly, Nike Football commemorates the famously bold boot’s rise with the release of the Nike Mercurial Superfly Heritage iD. True to its name, the offering marries heritage colorways with premier performance updates, including a lightweight carbon-fiber plate for explosive speed. Flyknit and a Dynamic Fit Collar — both of which were introduced to the Mercurial in 2014 — provide enhanced touch and a locked-in feel.

For personalized style, players can choose from a selection of four different schemes, marking the first time the ’98 Mercurial Vapor colorways are available on NIKEiD. The Mercurial’s iconic silver, yellow and blue colorway — worn by Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima, commonly known as Ronaldo, upon the boot’s 1998 debut in France — is available, as are black and white and black and blue styles that also draw inspiration from that first boot. An additional white and silver option boasts a volt Swoosh, adding a modern twist to the design.

 

 

Players can customize their choice Superfly Heritage iD by selecting from three plate options to fit their performance needs. They can also add a number, up to five letters or one of 16 national flags to the side of the upper.

The Nike Mercurial Superfly Heritage iD will be available for a limited time beginning May 9, exclusively at nike.com/NIKEiD.

BootAdvisor – Creative Series | Episode 2 by Scott McRoy

BootAdvisor – Creative Series | Episode 2

by  Scott McRoy

 

We’re very excited to be bringing you a special Episode 2!

When the idea of the Creative Series came about, one of the first names on our list was Scott and you can see why!

The idea and concept was precisely what Nike and Adidas fans will be looking for, if not crying out for!

Simply Stunning!

 

The ‘AcceleratoR9’

 

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The ‘AcceleratoR9’

 

The basis for this idea was the Final of the World Cup in France 1998. The tournament in itself was my first world cup, i was a little Too young for USA94 but after the Highs and Lows of England in Euro ’96 I was absolutely buzzing for this tournament and it didn’t disappoint. The whole thing kicked off with the Nike Airport advert, me and my mates would dribble down the street, while signing the famous Song Sergio Mendes Song  ‘Mas Queue Nada’mas  The tournament itself included some amazing moments like Michael Owens Goal V Argentina – Beckham’s red card, Bergkamps ridiculous control and finish and just the flair of the Brazilians in general.

 

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Fast Forwards to the final, it was set up perfectly, France – the home nation  Vs Brazil – the pre tournament favourites.

Zidane v Ronaldo, Adidas v Nike.Predator Vs Mercurial  you had the 2 best players in the world possibly at the time going head to head in the biggest game in world football.

ultimately Zidane would steal the Show, and he led France to victory. and we all know how the final unfolded for Ronaldo. and the iconic image of him at the final whistle with his books around his neck.

 

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My favourite boot was and still is the adidas predator accelerator, as worn by Zidane but I absolutely loved the unique colour way of the Ronaldo R9 Mercurial.. so 17 years on, and after spending a large chunk of that time building up my skill-set to a relatively decent level in photoshop, I decided to work up a boot that fused the two together.

 

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The design of the Accelerator with the colours of the Mercurial R9.

 

So here it is the ‘AcceleratoR9’…

 

 

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More of Scott’s work can be found on his Instagram page or website. Check it out!

 

Episode 3 coming soon!

 

Liam Foster Illustration Collection

We recently spoke with skilled illustrator Liam Foster above his amazing collection of work!

We’re huge fans of his work and we’ve pieced together our personal favourites from his very impressive collection of works.

We decided to throw some Q&A style questions to Liam on all things sport!

Liam Foster – Q&A

Best boots  you’ve owned – 

 It has to be the Predator Mania in the Champagne colourway from when I was younger. I don’t have them anymore but if I could choose one pair to have again, it would definitely be those! The way the prices have risen in recent years shows just how popular they were, and still are.

Worst boots owned –

 Although I did wear them a lot, my Mercurial Vapor IX would probably have to be the worst, simply because the soleplate snapped within less than a year’s use.  While they were intact, they were one of my favourite boots to play in because they were so light and comfortable, although I’ve never had any durability issues with boots to the extent I did with the Vapor IX.

Your favourite boot ever designed –

 Again, it has to be the Predator Mania, although the Predator Precision is a close second. I definitely prefer the look of older boots compared to the often low quality synthetic boots of today. I’m also more of a fan of low-key colourways compared to bright greens and pinks you often see on current releases. That’s why I’m always pleased to see releases such as the Nike Stealth Pack and Adidas Black Pack, in which I can benefit from the latest boot technologies while wearing a classic black.

Nike or Adidas – 

Adidas – simply because of the boots I had while growing up playing football. I have opted for Nike more recently, but they both offer a great selection of boots, and in my opinion, some pretty bad ones too!

Team you support –

 Charlton Athletic – I used to watch Manchester United just because my Dad was a fan of theirs, although I had a Charlton season ticket for two years in a row recently, including watching them win Football League 1 in 2011/2012!

Best game seen live –

 Another one from when I was younger – I watched Manchester United v Millwall in the FA Cup final at the Millennium Stadium in 2004. It was brilliant to see the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Ruud Van Nistelrooy.

 Worst game seen live –

 Manchester United v Sunderland in 2006 – I travelled up to Old Trafford with my Dad (a 6 hour coach journey!) to see a 0-0 draw. I did get to do the Stadium tour however; that was definitely more impressive than the game the previous night.

 

 Our top pick of our favourites would have to be the Adidas Predator 10 Year Collection 1996-2006. Liam was kind enough to send us a signed copy! Which hangs proudly in our HQ!

Check Liam out on his Instagram page or his Website.