Next-Gen Nike Mercurial 2024 'Blueprint' Boots Released

Update: Yesterday Nike officially launched the next-gen Mercurial 2024 shoe (Superfly 10/Vapor 16). The first Mercurial 2024 boots are part of the Nike Blueprint collection.

In addition to the next-generation Nike Mercurial 2024 football boots, the Nike 'Blueprint' 2024 collection also includes all of Nike's core silos: Alphafly 3, Mercurial Superfly, Pegasus 41, Pegasus 41 EasyOn, G.T. Hustle 3 and Air Zoom Maxfly 2, all of which pay tribute to the Swoosh's iconic "AIR ZOOM" technology.

Next-Gen Nike Mercurial 2024 Superfly 10 Boots - Blueprint Pack - Glacier Blue / Blue Orbit

Here are the new Nike Mercurial Superfly 10 2024 soccer cleats in the Blueprint Pack edition.

The next-gen Nike Mercurial 2024 boots have a new design with a small zig-zag embossed upper - the big 'AIR' on the heel has been slightly changed from the Vapor 15. The big Swoosh is similar to the Nike Mercurial Vapor 11.

For the launch colorway ("Blueprint Pack"), Nike combines two shades of blue - Glacier Blue / Blue Orbit. The sole plate has a stunning metallic design.

The Blueprint Pack itself draws inspiration from Bill Bowerman, a co-founder of the company, and his unwavering commitment to enhancing athletic performance. Bowerman was so dedicated to optimization that he would use a ballpoint pen to mark a dot in the shape of a Swoosh on the side of his athletes' spikes to reduce the weight from stitching on a logo. Nike's designers created a typography based on the actual notes in his sketchbooks for the Nike Blueprint Pack.

The next-generation Nike Mercurial 2024 football boots introduce several crucial features to enhance footballers' performance.

The Flyknit upper is almost 30% thinner

By removing flex grooves from the Air Zoom strobel unit and introducing speed fins to the forefoot, the boot's plate flexibility is finely tuned, ensuring optimal energy return with each stride. According to Nike, the boot gives 10 percent more energy return in each step compared to the previous generation.

Nike has meticulously crafted the fit of the boot, reducing the thickness of the Flyknit upper by nearly 30%, resulting in a more conforming and sculpted feel that closely mimics the natural contours of the foot.

Vapor 16 shoes weigh only 178 grams (10g lighter than Adidas F50+).

When being directly compared to the previous generation, it is easy to see that the next-gen Nike Mercurial 2024 soccer boots (Vapor 16/Superfly 10) have an all-new upper structure and texture and a new soleplate studs layout.

Detail-wise, the next-generation Nike Mercurial 2024 soccer boots are replacing the two studs in the center of the foot with unique embossed lines (called Speed fins). The heel stud retains its structure.

Next-Gen Nike Mercurial Vapor 16 Boots

Nike Mercurial 2024 Blueprint Pack - Features

  • 16th generation of Nike Mercurial
  • Launch colorway
  • Lightest and thinnest full Flyknit upper ever for Nike Football: Reduction of Flyknit upper thickness from five layers to three layers - nearly 30 percent reduction in Flyknit upper thickness
  • Enhanced rebound energy for footballers: 10 percent more energy return in each step compared to the previous model
  • Removal of flex grooves from the Air Zoom strobel unit, plus the addition of speed fins to the forefoot of the boot
  • Optimization of plate flexibility
  • Focus on creating a natural extension of the foot
  • Colorway: Glacier Blue / Blue Orbit
  • Price: around USD 275 (EUR 275, GBP 230)
  • Release date: 3 July 2024

Nike's next-generation Mercurial 2024 football boots are available from 3 July 2024 and retails for around USD 275 (EUR 275, GBP 230).

The Blueprint Pack will be available from 3 July 2024 - Nike will release another multicolor colorway for the 2024 Olympics

In addition to the Nike Blueprint Pack, Nike will also release a multicolor, "energy-driving" colorway pack before the games.

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