Limited Edition Nike Mercurial Superfly x EA Sports Boots Released

The Nike Mercurial Superfly x EA Sports soccer cleats highlight the progression from the 16-bit graphics of 1994 when FIFA was released for the first time to today's high definition output.

EA SPORTS launched their famous football video game that transformed the way players connect with the sport in 1994. The game and its graphics have evolved over the years, as has its popularity. Every day, over 3 million players around the world take to the virtual pitch.

Mercurial Superfly x EA Sports

This is the new Nike Mercurial Superfly x EA Sports soccer cleat.

The Nike Mercurial Superfly x EA Sports cleats boast an outstanding multicolored design that transits from a pixelated 16-bit graphic on the medial side to high-definition on the lateral side as a nod to the advancements in gaming technology.

The EA SPORTS logo appears on the sockliner, lace and heel of the limited edition boots, while Nike also designed a special Mercurial logo just for this boot and its accompanying shoebox and bag. Much like the upper, the logo also transitions from high definition to 16-bit. A golden thread through the laces and an iridescent plate completes the spectacular design.

"This collaboration came together rather organically,” says Nathan Van Hook, Senior Design Director for Nike Football. "Our design team spends a lot of our free time playing football – both on the pitch and via video game – we're pretty obsessed with both. We wanted to create something memorable that brings together the physical and virtual worlds."

Tech-wise, the Nike Mercurial Superfly x EA Sports cleats are the same as regular colorways of Nike's revolutionary speed boot. Featuring a Dynamic Fit collar and a knitted upper, the Nike Mercurial Superfly is the ultimate speed boot on the market.

In game, the virtual boot will become available September 22 in the EA SPORTS Football Club Catalog (unlocked at level 7). The Mercurial x EA SPORTS boots will be available on September 26 from Nike Football App and Limited to 1,500 pairs, each boot is individually numbered on the heel.

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