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Black / Pink Nike Mercurial Superfly V 2016-2017 Boots Revealed

The black and pink Nike Mercurial Superfly 2016-2017 football boots introduce a stealth look for the Nike Mercurial Superfly cleats, as part of the Nike Pitch Dark football boot collection. They are available to buy from July 5.

Nike Mercurial Superfly V - Black / Pink Blast

This image shows the Pitch Dark colorway of the Nike Mercurial Superfly V.

Following on the absolutely bold launch colorway, the second paint job of the Nike Mercurial Superfly V soccer boots features a much more reserved design. Predominantly black, it comes with pink outline Swooshes which additionally feature a subtle reflective finish. A pink Swoosh on the outsole completes the quite understated design of the 'Black / Pink Blast' Nike Mercurial Superfly 2016-2017 boots.

The black Nike Mercurial Superfly boots feature the same concept as the first generation. Combining the trademark Dynamic Fit collar with a knitted Flyknit upper, the Nike Mercurial Superfly 5 2016-2017 boots come with Flywire strings in the upper for ultimate lockdown and speed. First off, the Dynamic Fit collar of the black Nike Mercurial Superfly cleats is about as high as the collar introduced for the Nike Mercurial Superfly 2014 World Cup boots, designed for a sock-like fit with no distraction.

The upper of the Nike Mercurial Superfly 2016-17 cleat is again made from Nike's Flyknit. A new addition are so-called 'speed-ribs', worked into the knitted upper to provide improved ball control and touch in critical areas. To offer even better grip under all conditions, the Nike Mercurial Superfly cleats is again equipped with Nike's ACC (All Conditions Control) technology. This is enabled through the addition of an ultra-thin synthetic layer on the upper of the black and pink boots.

The Nike Mercurial Superfly 2016 boots also come with a totally new outsole design. While the positioning of the studs is almost exactly the same as the one of the previous generation, the Nike Mercurial Superfly cleats come with cleats that feature a remarkable triangular shape, designed for ultimate speed on Firm Ground surfaces. The material is also new, with the new Nylon sole plate allowing for a 40% weight reduction compared to its predecessor, a carbon fiber plate.

The black and pink Nike Mercurial Superfly boot will be available from July 5, 2016, at a price of $300 (€300, £240).

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