So here it is. The 8th version of the Nike Mercurial Vapour IV – the Berry. And in shocking pink.

This limited edition football boot was released on 24th November 2008, retailing at £119.99. Released in Limited Edition, there were many left disappointed.

It certainly was different but the usual Nike traits and technology were are all there.

First off, the vibrant pink colour is coupled with cutting-edge aesthetics which portray speed and create a supersonic look.

Nike Mercurial Vapor IV Berry

Designed for quickness of foot and to help players be fastest to the ball, the Mercurial Vapor incorporates the patented Vapor Traction System which provides low-profile acceleration and multi-directional grip.

Stablising the foot, a form-fitting EVA insert cradles the heel, whilst a clear TPU/Glass Fiber heel wrap – visible from the outside – provides lightweight stability with minimal slippage. All together, the comfortable ride of this boot allows for sustained play at speed.

The football boot, which was made in Italy, certainly stood out on the pitch, with many of Nike’s players brave enough to embrace it’s bold colour scheme and dressing room banter.

It was worn by the likes of Andrei Arshavin, Marco Materazzi and Milan Baros.

There’s no doubt that the Mercurial Vapor has become one of the game’s most successful football boots since it was first launched in 1998, having originally been designed for Brazilian super star Ronaldo.

In the Premier League they have been worn to great effect by Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo, Didier Drogba of Chelsea and Manchester City’s Robinho.

Whether they’ll go for the Berry remains to be seen but you certainly won’t be able to miss them if they do. Rate it: 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars6 Stars7 Stars8 Stars9 Stars10 Stars (2 votes, average: 8.50 out of 10)

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