Next-Gen Nike Mercurial Superfly VI Elite 2018 World Cup Boots - Tech Info, Price, Prototypes, Release Date

Some months ago, Manchester City's Leroy Sané trained in the next-generation Nike Mercurial Superfly 2018 soccer cleats. We now can reveal almost all tech details of the next-generation Nike Mercurial Superfly 2018 World Cup boots, thanks to the all-new Nike Flyknit Ultra football boots, which are actually a preview of what's to come for the next-generation Nike Mercurial Superfly & Vapor 2018 boots.



The name of the high-end Nike Mercurial Superfly boots will be slightly updated, from Nike Mercurial Superfly V to Nike Mercurial Superfly VI Elite (Check out all Nike 2018 football boot name changes and the brand's 2018 World Cup boot line-up).



Nike Mercurial Superfly VI Elite Boots - Tech Info

Up close with the Nike Mercurial Superfly VI prototype boots worn by Sané.



The next-generation Nike Mercurial Superfly VI football boots will bring two main changes compared to the current generation. First, the shape of the Dynamic Fit collar is now gently undulating like a wave. Second, the Flyknit upper will feel and perform totally different.



The Flyknit upper of the Nike Mercurial Superfly VI soccer cleats will have a tighter and thinner knit pattern for increased lockdown and speed, as seen on the Nike Ultra Flyknit. The upper of the boots will be sandpaper-like for more grip. The speed ribs are now rather a part of the upper than an extra layer.


Whereas the Flyknit upper and construction feature various changes compared to the current generation, the outsole of the next-generation Nike Mercurial football boots will be almost identical to the one of the current-gen boots.


Altogether, it can be said that Nike Mercurial Superfly 6 Elite will be both similar to the Nike Flyknit Ultra and the all-new Nike Mercurial Vapor 12.

Nike Mercurial Superfly VI - Launch Colorways


We have no information about the launch colorway of the Nike Mercurial 2018 football boots yet. It is likely that they will feature a chrome sole plate.

Nike Mercurial Superfly VI Elite Boots - Price + Release Date


Nike will release the next-generation Nike Mercurial Superfly soccer boots in early 2018 for a presumably slightly higher price than the 300 USD that the Nike Mercurial Superfly V costs you. There will be three takedown models of the Nike Mercurial Superfly 6 Elite with a Dynamic Fit collar (Mercurial Superfly VI Pro, Mercurial Superfly VI Academy, Mercurial Superfly VI Club).


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