In the history of football, the list of players who have worn a pair of Nike Mercurials is very long and even impossible to establish as this model has shone for almost 25 years.
Kylian Mbappé and Cristiano Ronaldo, the American brand’s muses for its speed range, have recently been picked to represent Mercurial.
Since the shoes’ debut in June of last year, Nike’s Air Zoom Mercurial boots have come in a variety of colours.
A fifth model, in the particular shade that has been set aside for Kylian Mbappé, was recently unveiled.
This is the sixth signature pair that the PSG striker has under his name.
The Frenchman’s initials, KM, appear on the Air Zoom Mercurial KM studs.
Beetroot and purple make up the majority of the pair, with light blue on the back.
This pair stands out thanks to its distinctive purple hue and an even more astonishing graphic style that is evidently influenced by the high-end fashion and luxury industries.
On one side of the boot, the word “AIR” is displayed, while on the other, a remarkable variant of the well-known “Swoosh” emblem, Nike’s logo.
With the triangle cuts on the Swoosh logo, it is clear to see the influence that is taken from the Jordan 7 pair.
Air Jordan has been working closely with the French national to curate the highest end of fashion in the world of football.
Jordan isn’t the only influence on this shoe though, as we can also see hints of Afro-Pop.
This pair is enough to establish the “Kylian Mbappé” brand a little more within Nike Football, now competing directly with the CR7 brand.
The boots come in two variations, much like every other Mercurial model.
The “Superfly 9” partially encloses the ankle, and the “Vapor 15” has a low stem.
Both models are on sale for €269.99 and €289.99, respectively, on Nike’s official website.
Kylian Mbappé, a master of the second version, the Vapor 15, ought to be wearing his new go-to partner for this Tuesday’s opening Champions League match against Juventus in Turin.