2 Next-Gen Nike Mercurial 2018 Takedown Launch Boots Leaked

The release of the next-generation Nike Mercurial 2018 soccer shoe is only weeks away. Now the first official pictures of the launch paint jobs of the next-generation Nike Mercurial football boots have been leaked.



The Nike Mercurial 2018 soccer shoe will be launched in two colorways (orange / black, black / orange). All players sponsored by Nike will either wear the orange or black colorway - Neymar is one of the players who will wear the orange paint job, while his teammate Mbappe will wear the alternative black / orange edition.

Nike Mercurial Vapor XII Academy Junior (Takedown Mercurial Model)



The design of the next-generation Nike Mercurial 2018 football boots is all about speed. The Nike Mercurial 2018 soccer cleat comes with unique 'speed graphic' Swooshes on the instep and the upper. The Mercurial logo with the silo's trademark slogan 'Engineered for Speed' is printed on the heel area.

However, as the shoes are a takedown model, the visual design is not exactly the same as the one of the Nike Mercurial Superfly.



Tech-wise, these takedown Nike Mercurial soccer cleats have actually nothing in common with cutting-edge, high-end Nike Mercurial cleats. Officially called Nike Mercurial Vapor XII Academy Junior, these shoes feature a standard tongue and a synthetic upper. They are the second-worst (third-best) model of the next-generation Nike Mercurial boots (the previous generation of that model was called Nike Mercurial Victory VI). Check out all updated Nike soccer cleat names for 2018 in our special article.



FInd out all about the tech features of the high-end next-generation Nike Mercurial Vapor XII / Nike Mercurial Superfly VI cleats.


CurrentNewPrice (approx.)
Mercurial Vapor XIMercurial Vapor XII Elite250 EUR
Mercurial Veloce IIIMercurial Vapor XII Pro150 EUR
Mercurial Victory VIMercurial Vapor XII Academy80 EUR
Mercurial Vortex IIIMercurial Vapor XII Club60 EUR

The next-generation Nike Mercurial 2018 football boot is expected to be hit stores in late February 2018.


What do you think of the two launch colorways of the next-generation Nike Mercurial football boots? Let us know in the comments below and see all Nike Mercurial soccer cleat leaks in the Boot Calendar.