NIKE SUPERFLY III – ORANGE PEEL/METALLIC HEMATITE

New colourways are risky business; sometimes you see football boots in a real clunker – it doesn’t flatter the shape of the boot, is needlessly bright or is pink with Japanese characters all over it. Others, are stone cold classics – which is where Nike have drawn inspiration from for the new Superfly III – Peel Orange/Metallic Hematite.

Nike Mercurial Vapor Superfly III Peel Orange Metallic Hematite

Then: Ronaldo debuts to the Vapor IV in fantastic style. Also a time-travelling Wayne Rooney is spotted, post hair transplant.

Some football boots have that one defining colourway that stays in the memory long after the range has been retired; the Gunmetal Grey Predator Mania II, the Black/Green Lotto Stadio from the 90’s, the White/Blue/Red Umbro X-Boot, and so on.

But looking back to the Mercurial Vapor VI – we have to ask – has any one football boot ever had so many iconic colourways?

Cactus Green, Marine/Volt, Pine Green, Berry, Charcoal Red – the list goes on.

Nike Mercurial Vapor Superfly III Peel Orange Metallic Hematite

Now: Ronaldo trades old for new as he prepares to start the new season in style.

But one colourway that will always be the best in my mind, at least, is the colourway that announced the Vapor IV to the world; Peel Orange.

Who can forget Ronaldo debuting these eye-searingly orange football boots against Portsmouth, and rocketing in a free-kick that not only left David James for dead in the Pompey Goal, but sparked a wave of youngsters haring out to the nearest 11-a-side net to try and master what they’d just seen – in a manner not seen since David Beckham.

Nike Mercurial Vapor Superfly III Peel Orange Metallic Hematite

With all that misty-eyed nostalgia backing it up, there’s little surprise that Nike are offering a special release Superfly III in a Peel Orange colourway reminiscent of those iconic cleats!

Dubbed the Superfly III – Peel Orange/Metallic Hematite, this stunning new Superfly III colourway has already begun hitting pitches thanks to the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Arturo Vidal and Sunderland new boy Ji Dong-Won (thanks, @TomAlbrighton!), with it’s release happening just in time for the new season.

Nike Mercurial Vapor Superfly III Peel Orange Metallic Hematite

Despite the fact that these are technically part of Nike’s Fall range, there’s no doubting how good the' Superfly III – Peel Orange/Metallic Hematite looks in the summer sun, here’s hoping that the weather stays pleasant for everyone that’s planning on buying a pair, before your' football boots get caked in mud during the winter!

The' Superfly III – Peel Orange/Metallic Hematite will commence pre-ordering tomorrow, for a retail launch of the 1st of August 2011. As always with the Superfly III, don’t expect to get yours on the cheap as they carry an RRP of £275/$399.

Nike Mercurial Vapor Superfly III Peel Orange Metallic Hematite

What do you think to the Superfly III – Peel Orange/Metallic Hematite?

Let us know in the comments!


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20 Comments

  1. says: Leo

    I gotta say that this is more like it from Nike. After all their hype about vision on the pitch and the flicker pattern making it easier to find the feet of your teammate, the release of the Granite colourway for the Mercurial series was a bit of a disappointment. This Orange Peel colour is bright and distinctive, without being too garish like some of the Adizero colurways.
    All that we’re missing now from the series is a Red colourway and then a White colourway, but I think they might save something special for Euro 2012.

  2. says: Craig McG

    I think that Nike should release a pair of vapors in the same colourways as the euro 2008 ones< the brown is still my favourite colourway

  3. says: Craig McG

    I think that Nike should release a pair of vapors in the same colourways as the euro 2008 ones< the brown is still my favourite colourway

    1. says: harry

      too cheap to be true and why would e-bay have exclusive pictures lmao smh. it is a nice colour tho, maybe thats wat ronaldo will or he should wear in the euro 2012 finals

      1. says: costello

        yeah ofcourse the price is fake etc
        but the colour does mach the real jersey colours dont you think?
        and its not ebay having exclusive pictures its the resaler, they always get the models earlier 

    2. says: Johnny

      Nope that is not his next signature boot. I’ve seen two different designs, the one that I believe is going to be released seems like a blu or silver color with black stripes on the left of the boot with an orange outline on each stripe.

  4. says: harry

    lmao @ Rooneys post hair transplant. wat colour is hematite anyway? will a gold pair of superfly iii ever be released

  5. says: football4life

    they are nice but they cost too much just get the adipowers i believe they are more of a style than anything the t90 and ctr360 elites are close to them super fly i like the vapor sl they were 6.9 ounces they should make more of them

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