In Detail - Nike's 4 Groundbreaking Boots That Inspired Nike's 'Future DNA' Pack

Friday, 20 March 2020
Nike this month brings back the designs of four of the most cutting-edge cleats the brand released since 2000. We take a closer look at the four inspirations for the Future DNA pack, which was originally known as Nike ReMaster pack.

Retro-Inspired Nike Future DNA Football Boots Pack Leaked - One New Boot Every Friday

Nike Mercurial Superfly I -> Mercurial Vapor 13 Elite FG
Nike Air Zoom Total 90 II -> Phantom Venom Elite FG
Nike Hypervenom 1 -> Phantom Vision 2 Elite FG
Nike Tiempo Legend IV Elite -> Tiempo Legend 8 Elite FG

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Nike Hypervenom 1 -2013

Many of those who wore them consider the Nike Hypervenom 1 as one of the best boot Nike ever released. The Nike Hypervenom I most importantly featured a super super great NikeSkin upper, which made them possibly the best-ever Nike boot before the Flyknit was introduced and changed soccer boots forever.

The Nike Hypervenom was headlined by Neymar, who gave them its debut in the 2013 Confed Cup.

Find out all about the Nike Hypervenom in our original article from 2013.

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Nike Mercurial Superfly I -2009

Worn by Cristiano Ronaldo when he used to score free kick goals as normal people bring out the garbage, the Nike Mercurial Superfly I were the first-ever Superfly.

The Nike Mercurial Superfly was the lightest, fastest iteration of the Mercurial line at the time, and the first to feature next-generation Nike Flywire technology. It also had a carbon fibre soleplate in addition to several other top features.

Nike Air Zoom Total 90 II - 2002

The Nike Air Zoom Total 90 II were released in 2002. They were worn by Luis Figo, Roberto Carlos and Francesco Totti in the 2002 World Cup, just to name a few. Youngster Wayne Rooney also wore the boots.

They were the successor of the revolutionary Nike Air Zoom Total 90. The upper of the Nike AZT90 II was crafted from a soft, light KNG-100 G synthetic material. The KNG-100 G was aimed to feature a similar comfort as Kangaroo leather while being light and water resistant. The sole plate featured Nike Air Zoom.

Find out all about the Nike Air Zoom Total 90 II 2002 soccer boots.

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Tiempo Legend IV Elite - 2011

The Tiempo Legend IV Elite is a boot that refuses to simply bask in its glorious past, instead it is primed for a glorious and exciting future. The vibrant orange pop from the tongue, heel graphic , stud tips and laces is a testament to the boot’s evolution, while maintaining the crafted nature of its lineage.

The Tiempo Legend IV Elite’s premium leather is strong and soft, giving the player extra comfort, touch and control. Combine the unmatched touch and feel of the boot with innovations such as a carbon fiber plate, Flywire upper and stud configuration and you have a legend reborn.

Enhanced vamp stitching is strategically placed in order to create lateral support and a natural touch while minimizing any overstretch. The new sockliner has been designed to cushion and retain shape while superior support in the arch and heel leads to a more responsive boot to meet demands of player movement.

The light carbon plate remains flat, enhancing rigidity while avoiding stiffness, and a combination of rounded studs and two central blades offer critical and improved traction where players need it most. Nike Flywire technology has been added and offers superior midfoot lockdown, giving tremendous supportwhile aiding the boot’s comfort and maneuverability.

The Tiempo Legend IV Elite is also the lightest Tiempo yet, coming in at 20g lighter than its predecessor.

Retro-Inspired Nike Future DNA Football Boots Pack Leaked - One New Boot Every Friday

Which is your favorite of the four classic boots? Which is your favorite remake? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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