SUPERFLY III STARS IN SPANISH SHOWPIECE

Nike will end the weekend with mixed feelings over the aftermath of the Madrid derby that saw the ‘official’ debut of the new Mercurial Vapor Superfly III.

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Nike's Mercurial Vapor Superfly III football boots in action on their debut at the Madrid derby

On one hand, Mesut Ozil bagged Real Madrid’s second goal of the game in Nike’s bright purple new football boots, getting them off the mark in some style by combining with fellow Superfly III wearer Marcelo to get Real off the mark with a classy first time finish.

The German has quickly blossomed since moving to Madrid just before the World Cup and it seems as though signing up the plucky midfielder will prove to be a prudent piece of business by Nike.

Nike's Mercurial Vapor Superfly III football boots in action on their debut at the Madrid derby

Whilst on the red and white side of Madrid, Kun Aguero’s powerful run and finish was a great advert for what a ‘Superfly’ player is about, as he attempted to inspire a late comeback from Atletico.

On the downside, Nike’s leading face for the Superfly III, Cristiano Ronaldo, was substituted off before the game’s end after picking up a hamstring injury that may see the star out of action for a vital three weeks in Los Mergengues season.

Ronaldo took to the field in a customised pair of the new Superfly III – fitted with the Portuguese’s renowned mixed-stud sole configuration and continuing to shirk the NikeSENSE studs that are among the Superfly III’s key selling points.


Nike's Mercurial Vapor Superfly III football boots in action on their debut at the Madrid derby

Rumour has it that we could see the Superfly III in a custom colourway for Ronaldo before too long, so it will be interesting to see how this latest injury might effect the launch of CR7’s latest football boots.

Elsewhere in the World, Clint Dempsey was on the mark for Fulham wearing an SG version of the Superfly III against Everton at Goodison Park.

Why pick out Dempsey, you ask? Sharp-minded boots fans will remember that the Texan scored the Superfly II’s first competitive goal against Juventus in the Europa League – making that two successive Superfly debut goals!

Nike's Mercurial Vapor Superfly III football boots in action

It seems as though new football boots are something of a good luck charm for the American!

How many other players have you spotted in the new Superfly III this weekend?

Seen any interesting customised football boots?

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6 Comments

  • Great article, except you wrote that Ozil moved to Madrid just before the World Cup, but he didnt move there until around August 16th or so.

  • Off topic, but what boots does Yaya Toure wear? they just seem to be plain black with white laces, I was wondering if he was testing some new boots out or whether he just doesn’t want people knowing what brand he prefers

  • Ozil and Marcelo both have the standard superfly III studs and soleplate which means they are using the NikeSense studs.

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