Marchisio Again Shows Off Blackout Next-Gen Nike Mercurial Superfly Boots

Update 02/01/16: Claudio Marchisio has returned to Juventus' training after the Christmas break wearing a blackout version of the next-gen Nike Mercurial Superfly. He became the second Juventus player to train in the next-generation Nike Mercurial Superfly Soccer Boots in early December 2015.

Set to be released ahead of the Euro 2016 in France, the fifth generation of the Nike Mercurial Superfly Boots boast a similar look as the current generation of the boots (at least at first glance). So let's get straight into the close-up pictures of the blackout boots worn by Claudio Marchisio to find out what distinguishes the next-gen Nike Mercurial Superfly from the previous generation.

Claudio Marchisio Trains in Blackout Nike Mercurial Superfly V Boots

Close-up pictures of Claudio Marchisio's Cleats.

Featuring the almost exactly design as the blackout boots worn by Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo almost two months ago, the blackout boots used by Claudio Marchisio most remarkably come with an external heel counter. They also feature the striking lines structure on the upper, while the only difference to Cristiano's boots is the height of the trademark Dynamic Fit collar.

Whereas Cristiano Ronaldo's version of the blackout Nike Mercurial Superfly 2016-2017 Boots boasted a lower Dynamic Fit collar, especially made to meet the exact needs of the Portuguese superstar, Claudio Marchisio's Nike Mercurial Superfly Prototype Boots come with a much higher collar. In fact, it's actually certain that the same collar will be also used for the final retail version of the boot.

Cristiano Ronaldo and since then only two Juventus players. Have you spotted any other players who are not so close to Nike's small and exclusive factory in Montebelluna wearing the next-gen Nike Mercurial Superfly Boots? Let us know in the comments below.