Nike F.C. Air Max Mercurial R9 | Icons combine to create sneaker brilliance

23.06.2016

Written by Mathias Boughey-Svendsen

Merging the world of football and lifestyle gear is one of the things that Nike do best. With their collection of Nike F.C. Air Max, inspired by the R9 Mercurial from 1998, they prove it once more.

The influence that the very first Nike Mercurial has had on the design of football boots, and the way it challenged all branches within Nike to rethink their designs, is something truly unique. It certainly has positively spilled into Nike Sportswear and they now honour the legacy of the R9 Mercurial silhouette with four colourways of Air Max Mercurial.

The merge between football and streetwear is one that has become exceedingly popular and with sneaker drops like this it’s not hard to see why. Fresh with just about any outfit, pretty comfortable thanks to the Hyperfuse upper, while also being a brilliant tribute to one of history’s greatest athletes - Ronaldo Lima - what more could you ask for?

If you want to get your hands on the Nike Air Max Mercurial R9 sneakers, then you can find them right here.