Next-Gen Nike Air Zoom Mercurial Boots Unveiled

Update: Nike have now officially unveiled the Air Zoom Mercurial football boots, the next generation of the Nike Mercurial that will be worn at the women's Euro next month as well as the 2022 World Cup at the end of the year.

Two colorways were shown off by Nike: first, the garish 'Disruption' launch edition that was first spotted on Cristiano Ronaldo during a top-secret photo-shoot, and second the 'Bonded' colorway that will be worn at the 2022 UEFA Women's Euro.

A month ago, CR7 was spotted being filmed for a new Nike advert wearing never-seen-before Mercurial cleats. More recently, Ireland player and boot nerd James McClean got his hands on the cleats.

Nike Air Zoom Mercurial IX 'Disruption' - White / Black / Red

This photo shows the Nike 'Disruption' Zoom Mercurial Superfly 9 Elite soccer cleats.

The Nike 'Disruption' Air Zoom Mercurial Superfly 9 soccer cleats have a bold design that puts the main feature in the center stage - they come with a big Air logo on the outstep. There are small Mercurial logos within the Air branding.

A small black Swoosh is there as well. The sole plate features a stylish iridescent effect and color gradient.

In terms of tech, the next-gen Nike Air Zoom Mercurial boots include a three-quarter-length Zoom Air bag built specifically for this first application in a football boot.

Also new is the so-called Vaporposite+ upper, which includes a data-driven support and lockdown system Nike name the Speed Cage.

“While sprinting and cutting at high speeds, it’s important that the footballer feels secure in the boot. The Vaporposite+ upper was further refined to provide a lockdown fit through a data driven designed speed cage providing optimal support of the foot in areas where footballers need it most,” says Collin Eder, Senior Director of Global Football Footwear at Nike.

The Nike Air Zoom Mercurial IX boots also debut a new sole plate with Tri-star studs. According to the brand, the new pattern should help with lateral and downhill movement.

Nike Air Zoom Mercurial 'Bonded' - 2022 Women's Euro

Nike Air Zoom Mercurial - Features

  • Three-quarter-length Zoom Air bag
  • Vaporposite+ upper with data-driven support and lockdown system
  • Tri-Star studs for improved lateral and downhill movement
  • Academy and Club takedowns made with at least 20% recycled content by weight
  • 'Disruption' launch edition and 'Bonded' Women's Euro colorway
  • Release date: 1 July 2022

The new 'Disruption' Nike Zoom Mercurial football boots are set to be available from 1 July 2022, retailing at USD 275 (EUR 275, GBP 230).

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