Nike has re-issued its 2006 Mercurial Vapor soccer boot with updated technology in the form of the 2014 Mercurial Vapor IX Fast Forward ’06.
According to Nike: In 2006, Brasil forward Ronaldo returned to football’s world stage debuting Nike’s latest boot technology. Featuring the first carbon fiber heel-counter and a new high-visibility color, the 2006 Mercurial Vapor was built for speed and comfort.
The ‘06 Mercurial, the 2014 Mercurial Vapor IX Fast Forward ’06 provides today’s players with modern boot technology inspired by visual elements of the 2006 classic. Subtle graphic references and colors combine with modern materials and innovation to celebrate the boot’s legacy of speed while commemorating an iconic summer for Ronaldo and the Mercurial.
A small heel logo mark identifies the original year of inspiration, and the sockliner tells the story of key moments in the Mercurial’s history.
In addition to the Mercurial, Nike also introduces new colorways for summer 2014. The CTR360 2 will be offered in a striking crimson; the Tiempo V in a shade of crimson with white; and the Hypervenom in vibrant yellow.
The Mercurial Vapor IX Fast Forward ’06 Edition and Nike’s Summer 2014 collection are available at World Soccer Shop.