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Next-Gen Nike MercurialX Proximo II Boots Revealed

The second-gen Nike MercurialX Proximo indoor and turf soccer boots introduce a striking look, roughly inspired by their on-pitch counterpart, the Nike Mercurial Superfly V that will be worn by some of the highest-profile players in the game during this summer's big international tournaments.

Nike MercurialX Proximo II - Total Crimson / Volt / Black / Pink Blast

Inspired by the striking "Spark Brilliance" Euro and Copa America colorway of the new Mercurial Superfly V, the first-ever Nike MercurialX Proximo II soccer boots introduce a similarly bold look. Predominantly colored in a bright red, the MercurialX Proximo 2 football shoes fade towards black at the back, while the unusual two-color look known from the outdoor variant is not present. All brandings really pop out through the use of Volt, which is also the color of the sole plate.

Tech-wise, the new Nike MercurialX Proximo II football boots are less similar to their on-field counterpart. Not only do they boast an extra layer of protection in the forefoot area, the heel and Dynamic Fit collar also come with a number of dissimilarities. The former sees an extra layer of NikeSkin added, while a pull tab is present at the rear of the collar.

Generally, the second-gen Nike Mercurial X Proximo shoes are similar to the first iteration of Nike's high-top boot for the small-sided game. They have a one-piece Flyknit upper, while a thin layer of synthetic NikeSkin is added on top in order to offer more protection and to improve durability.

The sole has also been completely reworked for the red-and-black Nike MercurialX Proximo. A "full-length Phylon midsole with sipes for light, responsive cushioning" is at the base of the new Nike MercurialX Proximo II soccer boots, while a new outsole was created specifically for this shoe.

Set to be available for indoor / court (IN) and turf (TF) surfaces, the red Nike MercurialX Proximo II football boots should be available from early June. They retail at $175, a $25 increase compared to the first generation.

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