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Nike Mercurial x EA Sports Superfly Soccer Boot

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Nike Mercurial x EA Sports Superfly Soccer Boot

Nike today launched a limited edition version of their Mercurial Superfly celebrating iconic video game EA Sports FIFA – the Mercurial x EA SPORTS.

Nike Mercurial x EA Sports Superfly Soccer Boot

According to Nikke: In 1994, EA SPORTS launched a football video game that transformed the way players connect with the sport. The game and its graphics have evolved over the years, as has its popularity. Every day, over 3 million players around the world take to the virtual pitch.

Nike Mercurial x EA Sports Superfly Soccer Boot

In conjunction with the game’s latest launch, Nike and EA SPORTS have collaborated on a limited edition Mercurial Superfly. The boot highlights the progression from the 16-bit graphics of ‘94 to today’s high definition output.

Nike Mercurial x EA Sports Superfly Soccer Boot

“This collaboration came together rather organically,” says Nathan Van Hook, Senior Design Director for Nike Football. “Our design team spends a lot of our free time playing football – both on the pitch and via video game – we’re pretty obsessed with both. We wanted to create something memorable that brings together the physical and virtual worlds.”

Nike Mercurial x EA Sports Superfly Soccer Boot

As a nod to the advancements in gaming technology, the medial side of the boot has a pixelated 16-bit graphic that transitions to high-definition on the lateral side. The EA SPORTS logo appears on the sockliner, lace and heel.

A special Mercurial logo was designed just for this boot and its accompanying shoebox and bag. Much like the upper, the logo also transitions from high definition to 16-bit. A golden thread through the laces and an iridescent plate completes the design.

Nike Mercurial x EA Sports Superfly Soccer Boot

In game, the virtual boot will become available September 22 in the EA SPORTS Football Club Catalog (unlocked at level 7). The Mercurial x EA SPORTS boots will be available on September 26 at World Soccer Shop. Limited to 1,500 pairs, each boot is individually numbered on the heel.

Nike Mercurial x EA Sports Superfly Soccer Boot

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