It’s been all about Nike innovation lately, and they aren’t disappointing with today’s unveiling of the Mercurial Superfly IV. The new Mercurial utilizes the Flyknit upper and high-top Dynamic Fit Collar that has already made the new Magista so famous. The Mercurial boot is synonymous with speed, so who better than to introduce it than one of the world’s fastest players, Cristiano Ronaldo.
The boot was born from 4 years of R&D in the Nike Sport Research Lab, and the new technological improvements don’t disappoint:
- Locked-down Comfort: Dynamic Fit Collar designed for locked-down comfort at full speed.
- Barefoot Feel: Micro-textured Flyknit upper with NikeSkin for barefoot feel. “Other vital breakthrough additions include Superfly’s Brio cables, which are knitted directly into the upper and locked into the outsole. By connecting this tendon-like support to the heel, the Superfly acts like a slingshot that helps propel the player forward.”
- Explosive Speed: Highly responsive carbon-fiber plate designed for explosive speed in all directions. The pattern of studs is different from the current Mercurial Vapor, with two studs in the back and a different pattern under the big toe area. “Added studs at the boot’s heel offer stability, and extra traction has been placed at the toe to give players more grip and propulsion during the critical final 10 percent of their stride.”