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*Update! The Mercurial Vapor VI is available to order now!*

The lowdown on the Mercurial Vapor V.Nike Mercurial Vapor V

The Vapor V is one of the popular football boot releases of the year. Here’s four colourways set to hit football pitches worldwide.

Already on sale is the Mercurial Vapor V in Orange, Abyss and Silver (the orange one) in Abyss, Orange and White (the purple one) and most recently the Black & Voltage Yellow.

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The Mercurial Vapor V is built around Nike Flywire – a revolutionary construction method that uses super-light filaments to help make the Vapor V strong and light.

Weighing in at just 230 grams, the Vapor V features an ultra-light Teijin synthetic upper that adjusts to the shape of your foot for total comfort. And its carbon composite outer works with direct-injected studs to race-tune your acceleration.

What is Flywire?


The Mercurial Vapor V incorporates Nike Flywire, a strong, light fibre inspired by the high tensile cables that hold together suspension bridges.

As you will see in the image, it is used in the medial section of the Vapor V, which helps the upper conform better to the shape of your foot, whilst offering extra support.

Vapor V Traction

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The stud at the toe end of the Vapor V is designed to give grip whilst twisting and turning at high speed.'  Nike call the studs ‘direct injected’ and the stud configuration should help your traction and penetration with the surface.


Tech Specs

A lightweight performance product built for speed.


  • Soft, supple Teijin synthetic leather adjusts to the foot shape
  • Contoured speed last mirrors the foot shape
  • Lace cover increases ball contact area


  • Revolutionary internal chassis creates instant acceleration
  • Contoured sockliner with EVA inserts reduces studs pressure


  • Direct injected heel studs for weight reduction
  • Vapor forefoot plate with multi directional traction pattern

Weight: 230g

Availability: Now, order yours here – Buy in Europe.

Recommended Retail Price: £129.99, $219.99


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Mercurial Vapor Timeline

1998 – Ronaldo wears the Nike Air Mercurial football boots.

2002 – Ronaldo wears the boots in the semi finals and final of the 2002 World Cup.

2004 – Thierry Henry gets in on the act by joining Ronaldo as they launch the Vapor II.

2006 – Featuring Tejin microfibers, the Vapor III comes out out in white and gold.

2008 – A massive year for the Vapor IV as no less than 10 colourways are released including the infamous Pink Berry.

2008 – First pictures begin to emerge of the Vapor V.

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