Nike Mercurial Vapor IX - Platinum / Green

NIKE MERCURIAL VAPOR IX – PLATINUM / GREEN

Whenever Nike launch a new Vapor, we can expect a bold statement colour that most players will wear to help get the boot noticed. Also, we can also expect a secondary launch colourway that will get nowhere near as much exposure, despite the fact it’s absolutely gorgeous.

Case in point; the Nike Mercurial Vapor IX – Platinum / Green.

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With the Fireberry and Sunset colourways leading a two-pronged attack on the football boot this weekend, the  Nike Mercurial Vapor IX - Platinum / Green quietly emerged on Nike’s website over the weekend – and there’s more than a few reasons you should be excited.

First of all, the  Platinum / Green combo is – in our opinion – an absolute stunner. The sleek metallic platinum is a more subtle start to life for the Vapor IX  than the other two colourways.

And whilst there’s still plenty of electric green detailing on the inside-heel branding and studs, the black tick on the forefoot gives a nice sense of balance.

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Additionally, the Mercurial Vapor IX - Platinum / Green is the only one of the three Vapors available at launch to feature a leather-grain upper.

Similar to the upper used on the Clash Collection Vapor VIII, the Vapor IX - Platinum / Green is a Teiijin synthetic that – instead of the dimples we’ve seen on other colourways – offers a ‘purer’ surface area for players who prefer that in their football boots.

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However, unlike the Clash Vapor VIII, the Nike Mercurial Vapor IX - Platinum / Green brings Nike’s ACC along for the ride, giving a leather-like touch on the ball with a coating that keeps it consistent in all conditions.

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After some confusion over the inclusion of Carbon fibre, we can confirm there is only glass fibre used in the soleplate of the Vapor IX, making it more like the Vapor VIII in both construction and stud layout.

Is the Nike Mercurial Vapor IX - Platinum / Green your favourite of the three launch colourays for the new Mercurials?

Let us know in the comments!

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