With this week’s Superfly III launch has brought with it a whole host of exciting new football boots, including the new take-down models in the Mercurial Series – including the Nike Mercurial Miracle II.
The Nike Mercurial’s take-down range are among the biggest selling football boots in Nike’s stable, so it’s important that they get them right – and we think the Mercurial Miracle II is definitely what fans were expecting.
Just as the Mercurial Miracle was built on the same last as the Superfly II, the Nike Mercurial Miracle II is shaped identically to the Supefly III, and as the ‘third-tier’ of the Mercurial range, the Nike Mercurial Miracle II is privy to some of the technology that goes into making it’s ‘bigger brothers’ such highly-regarded pieces of footwear.
Starting with the upper, the Nike Mercurial Miracle II uses a high-grade Teijin synthetic leather, this time comprised of a single layer (compared to the Superfly III’s triple-layer upper), this single layer is softer and more giving than that the Superfly III’s' – so expect them to be comfortable and lightweight.
Speaking of comfort, the Nike Mercurial Miracle II employs a contoured sockliner, with custom EVA inserts that alleviate stud pressure where your feet need it most!
The soleplate of the boot is also an interesting piece of design. The heel section of the Mercurial Miracle II is constructed of the same glass-fibre composite as the whole sole of the Mercurial Vapor VII.
The result is the normally weighty heel section of the boot is given a reduction in weight and increase in strength – resulting in a more solid, stable ride for the wearer on the most challenging of surfaces.
Finishing off the sole are the studs; using the same manufacturing process as the Vapor VII and Superfly III, the FG blades on the Nike Mercurial Miracle II are direct-injected, dual-density TPU, coupled with the ‘Vapor-traction’ high-friction forefoot zone, this soleplate is designed for speed.
The new football boots from Nike will be available in both FG & SG soleplates – though at launch only the FG sole is available.
Weighing in at 8.6oz (approximately 243g) the Nike Mercurial Miracle II is only fractionally heavier than the Mercurial Vapor VII, and at only £94.99/$124.99, these could be a popular alternative to the more expensive models on the shelf.
Would you be tempted by the Nike Mercurial Miracle II for your next pair of football boots?
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