The Mercurial is among the world’s most popular silos. This is very much down to Nike themselves and also the two Ronaldo namesakes, CR7 and R9. The boot itself is however also feat of innovative engineering and we take a look at the newest colourway from Nike’s Intense Heat Pack here.
Everyone who has been near a football pitch since 1998 has without a doubt seen a pair of Mercurial boots. Whether you were wearing them yourself, seen a friend play in them, or idolised a player, who wears the boot, you have to have an opinion of Nike’s speed boot.
Any views you might have of the boot were further challenged, when Nike presented their new Mercurial Superfly last year in a Hyperpunch colourway. This new colourway somewhat brings out the ghost of the launch model and reinterprets them. Just with a slightly more flamey nuance than the Hyperpunch variation.
We know Jakob is a sucker for the Mercurial and especially the Superfly. I therefore took the liberty of asking him what he thinks about the newest colourway in Nike’s Intense Heat Pack:
“Awesome that Nike have reintroduced the red colour on the Mercurial, reminding us of the launch colourway. The purple swoosh will be a cause for debate, but there’s no doubt this is a speed boot.”
Jakob is happy that Nike have been inspired by the Superfly launch colourway, but doesn’t quite know what to make of the purple swoosh. What do you think about the new Intense Heat Pack?