Here Are All Nike Mercurial Launch Editions in History

Nike last week released the next-generation Nike Mercurial football boots in a striking orange colorway. We take a look back at all launch editions of the Nike Mercurial football boot silo.



The origin of the Mercurial silo dates back to 1998, when Ronaldo debuted the original Nike Air Mercurial boots. The boots were originally released in black, while the infamous Ronaldo version in silver/blue/yellow was launched for the 1998 World Cup.


Since the launch of the first-ever Nike Mercurial soccer cleats 20 years ago, the Swoosh released around 15 further Nike Mercurial football boot models. Most of the cleats were launched in just one colorway, while some generations were / will be released in two different launch paint jobs (e.g. Nike Mercurial Vapor IX -2013).



1998 - Nike Mercurial



2000 - Nike Match Mercurial



2002 - Nike Mercurial Vapor



2004 - Nike Mercurial Vapor II



2006 - Nike Mercurial Vapor III



2008 - Nike Mercurial Vapor SL



2009 - Nike Mercurial Vapor Superfly



2010 - Nike Mercurial Vapor Superfly II / Nike Mercurial Vapor VI



2011 - Nike Mercurial Vapor Superfly III / Nike Mercurial Vapor VII



2011 - Nike Mercurial Vapor VIII



2013 - Nike Mercurial Vapor Vapor IX



2014 - Nike Mercurial Superfly IV / Nike Mercurial Vapor X


2016 - Nike Mercurial Superfly V / Nike Mercurial Vapor XI



2018 - Nike Mercurial Superfly VI Elite / Nike Mercurial Vapor XII Elite



Which is your favorite Nike Mercurial soccer cleat launch edition? Share your thoughts in the comments below.