Wear white while the world is watching! These are the words Nike associates with their latest World Cup colourway, and you can almost feel the World Cup when reading this and looking at the boots. Football will indeed be in the center stage this summer, and Nike players from every country will complement their national team colours with these white boots. The upper is made with a matte pearlescent skin and metallic grey Swooshes. Nike has furthermore stepped up their soleplate-game, giving their World Cup pack a premium plate finish.
Going in depth with the colours, you will see players such Cristiano Ronaldo, Coutinho and Mbappé run around in the white Mercurial boots, which also includes an orange coloured soleplate. The orange inspired plate takes us back to the launch colour of the new Mercurial-boots, giving a complete look. The quick reader might have spotted that there is a minor change on the World Cup Mercurials which is correct! Nike has moved the Swoosh, so it is placed on the same side as all the other silo’s. There might have been some dislikes since they choose to move it back, but the change gives a true Mercurial design.
Moving on to the Magista! Nike’s control boot has also received a World Cup treatment. While the Mercurial got an orange coloured soleplate, the Magista’s have been made with a Red soleplate. Expect Kevin De Bruyne, Andrés Iniesta and Christian Eriksen running around dominating the game with their magnificent touch and pass. The red soleplate gives the Magista a true control finish, alarming all the opponents to be aware when these players have the ball at their feet!