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Footy Boots revealed that the new Superfly was available for retail purchase on 1st August 2009.

The newly strengthened football boot, which was launched in a Black / Yellow colourway, should prove a hit with Footy Boots fans who voted that particular colourway as their favourite when we previewed the initial range a few months ago.

Superfly black and yellow

The football boots were originally intended to go on public sale from 1st April but a series of mishaps put paid to that plan with Nike postponing the date just 96 hours before the big day.

Followers of this story will remember that Footy Boots highlighted three instances of the boots ripping. First when Didier Drogba wore a blacked out pair in an international game for the Ivory Coast, secondly when Andrey Arshavin had to change his footwear during an Arsenal league game against Blackburn and lastly when Seville’s Luis Fabiano suffered a similar fate in a match against Valladolid.

Didier Drogba Superfly rip

Are they supposed to look like this? Didier Drogba’s boots come to grief.

As a result of our report and feedback that Nike received from the players involved, the planned retail launch was shelved.

At the time Nike issued a statement which read:

Superfly to be released on 1st August Nike is committed to delivering the best possible performance product to our athletes and consumers throughout the world.

Over 1300 hours of wear-testing and extensive athlete feedback and familiarisation have been undertaken in the development of the Mercurial Vapor Superfly football boot. This includes feedback from some of the best players in the world.

Our product development team recently received feedback from the players mentioned in the Footy Boots article and we are making slight modifications to the upper of the boots as a result.

The other colourway the Nike have left in the locker from the original line up is Platinum / Red / White which is also likely to be replicated in the Vapor V series as well.

Superfly Platinum Red White

Tell us what you think of the Black / Yellow colourway by using the Footy Boots bootOmeter below.

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  1. says: Kyle

    Wow 3 months is a long time to have delayed them. Certainly seems like they’ve really put some more effort in – so hats off to Nike for that!

    I’m with James – Black and yellow was my favourite of the initial colour schemes – that said I bet the current colourway will be a really prized collector’s item.

    1. says: shoedog

      Actually that’s very fast. the had to research and define the problem, develop new materials and a new contruction. Have samples made in their China factories and sent to the US for testing. Tweek the design a few more times and make more samples. More wear testing. Have new mold and cutting dies made for production and then have the factory produce and package enough of the revised shoes to have enough inventory for a new launch. Then ship and warehouse the boots all over the world. Double check to make sure to do it all correctly this time because another failure at this point would crash the whole program! I’m amazed they got it done this fast.

  2. says: jj

    The colourways will be black/yellow and silver/red.

    I know for a fact, the silver/red will be released 1st, on 1st of July and black/yellow to follow

  3. says: MisterBroom12

    jj – you said you know for a fact the silver/red will be released first on the 1st of July, yet this article just stated that the first release date will be the 1st of August, and will most likely be the black/yellow one. Not saying you are wrong, just curious as to your sources.

      1. says: U. Sharma

        Sorry for the late reply.
        The store is located in the Bay Area and i just checked and they just got a new shipment in (Max Orange colorway). It will cost the same $350

  4. says: skiwakeboardtc6388

    Does anyone know where this information about them being released on August 1st came from? I talked to a Nike sales rep today and was told the boots will never be released. But some of the reps seem really confused.

    1. says: Fenboy

      As I understand it the info came direct from Nike UK.

      It may be thast the reps you spoke to was talking about the current model (being worn by the Pro’s) which is never going to be released to the public.

  5. says: couly

    i hope they are a really tight fit so i have more control and so i can kick harder the talarias are good but i think my favourite to date are the vapor II that stupid lace cover ruined the newer vapors i like the mercurial super lights the one made of cf are so nice black and pink so sexy cant find them to buy though CANT WAIT FOR THE SUPERFLY

  6. says: Jules

    A really fancy the white, grey, red pair. But if they are being released 1st July or august regardless wouldn’t online stores be advertising them now? I personally wrote away to Nike about the new release date and they did say July/august so hopefully that’s true

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