Nike Mercurial Vapor 'Next Nature'/'SOS' Boots Released

Nike today revealed special-edition Mercurial Vapor 'Next Nature' boots, highlighting the brand's sustainability efforts by using recycled materials. They were originally called Nike Mercurial Vapor SOS and set to be available on April 18.


The Nike Mercurial Vapor Next Nature is made with at least 50% recycled content by weight.

It's Nike's first football boot using FlyprintSelect Nike athletes like Ada Hegerberg are set to wear the LE boots.



Nike Mercurial Vapor Next Nature - Sail / Black / Light Arctic Pink / Total Orange

This photo shows the new Nike Mercurial Vapor Next Nature boots.


The new 'Sail / Black / Light Arctic Pink / Total Orange' Nike Mercurial Vapor Next Nature cleats introduce a low-key design in beige with black brandings and orange details. They feature a Swoosh on the outstep and Nike's circular logo design on the inside, a detail that's often associated with the brand's sustainability efforts.

The boots are made with at least 50% recycled content by weight

Looking at features, the sustainable Nike Mercurial Vapor boots already preview the brand's next-generation Air Zoom Mercurial. The standout detail here is of course the fact that the boots are made from recycled materials - at least 50% recycled content by weight, but that's not everything.

The boot features a 100% recycled plate and a 4-layer upper made with a combination of materials and technologies including Flyprint, recycled poly, recycled TPU and skin manufacturing scrap.

The learnings from this Mercurial Vapor Next Nature are being scaled throughout the Mercurial line-upThe Mercurial Vapor Next Nature is the first time Flyprint has appeared on a non-running Nike silhouette. Flyprint on the boot’s skin allows designers to 3D-print the exact amount of material required. Flyprint also allows the boot to be lightweight and more breathable than traditional knitted or woven textiles, and it retains almost no water.

The learnings from this Mercurial Vapor Next Nature are being scaled throughout the Mercurial line-up, resulting in the majority of Mercurial boots coming to market in fall 2022 being made with at least 20% recycled content,



Nike Mercurial Vapor Next Nature - Features

  • Made with at least 50% recycled content by weight
  • Technologies of upcoming next-gen 2022 Mercurial
  • Four-layer upper that includes Flyprint, recycled polyester, recycled TPU and manufacturing scrap
  • Forefoot plate with Nike Aerotrak zone for explosive acceleration
  • Chevron studs for multidirectional traction
  • Colorway: Sail / Black / Light Arctic Pink / Total Orange
  • Release date: 18th April 2022



The Nike Mercurial Vapor Next Nature football boots should be available to buy from April 18th, 2022, likely retailing at a higher price than regular Vapor 14s.


Nike also released a Next Nature edition of the Pegasus Turbo, a running shoe.


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