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Nike Mercurial Vapor

No. 4 – Nike Mercurial Vapor

Year Released: 2002

Released in 2002, this was the first Mercurial to hold the “Vapor” name, this boot is widely regarded as one of the most innovative released on the market. Nike studied player movements while accelerating and ended up producing the first asymmetric soleplate, utilizing a contoured last to distribute pressure more evenly through the foot. The upper was made of a thin synthetic and offered a very natural touch on the ball. For some reason, this is the Vapor that seems to have disappeared altogether from the market, not surprising considering their value!

  • VA Soccer News

    I have a pair of these in blue and want to pick up a new pair because they are wearing out. Best cleat I have ever worn, even 4 years later.