Nike Mercurial Vapor Superfly II

Purple football boots would, in any other context, be a truly disappointing offering, but the Mercurial Vapor Superfly II happens to be the most technologically advanced football boot in the history of the world. Or so I'm told by Nike:
Nike’s design and engineering teams talked with some of the fastest players in the world, who emphasized that acceleration around a defender is just as important as beating him in a straight line. The Nike Sports Research Lab researched the world championship finals in 2006 and found that there were 845 slipping events over 63 games, or roughly 14 per game. Building on these insights, the Nike team collaborated closely with elite athletes including Cristiano Ronaldo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Alexandre Pato to create a boot that enables toe-off acceleration and minimizes slippage in game-changing situations.

Variable field conditions are no match for the hyper-engineered adjustable traction studs on the Superfly II.

A very pretty, very rich, very smug, and very good Cristiano Ronaldo showing off his new booties.

via sneakerfreaker

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