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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