The Mercurial Vapor IX builds off of the legacy built by previous models, but takes performance innovation to new heights. For players who rely on tight turns and cuts combined with explosive bursts of speed, the Vapor IX are tailored to your needs with a retooled upper for more support and a more sensitive touch.
Building off of Nike's key performance elements of traction, fit, and touch, the Mercurial Vapor IX combines with the old with the new, utilizing the weather resistent ACG technology with the debut Speed Control texture. Wrapping around the foot, the Speed Control texture gives the boot friction when necessary without compromising the soft touch needed for ball handling. This upper design also locks down on the foot and prevents unnecessary movement within the boot. Players can run unhindered when reaching their high speeds on the pitch with the Speed Control technology.
Both the "Fireberry" and "Sunset" colorways pictured will be available for pre-order January 18 and January 31, at Nike and retailers worldwide.