Nike's "What the Mercurial" Boots Echoes An Ever-Changing Nature

Your ball game will be extra stylish with Nike's latest rendition of their "What the" designs.

BY Sim Wie Boon | May 26, 2016 | Shoes


Since its debut in 1998, the Nike Mercurial was hailed for its radical, track spike-inspired design which is engineered for that cut and strike speed. True to its name, it represents players who are unpredictable and fast. 

Part of Nike's "What the" design themes which started in 2007 with Nike Skateboarding premiering the first of the iconic colourway mashup via Nike SB "What the Dunk" shoe, followed by Nike Basketball with its "What the Kobe" in 2012, the "What the Mercurial" boots now pays homage to the boot's rich style heritage with 16 different colourways and one bold silhoutte. 

The shoe uses four of their past Mercurial logos mashed together to create a logo on the heel tab and aglets (that plastic thing on the ends of your laces). The left and right boots boast the same design, striped with iconic Mercurial colourways while the sockliner showcases iconic Mercurial elements, in total 18 colours from previous reditions are moulded into the Superfly boot. The most colours Nike has ever used in a football boot. 

Each pair of boots are accompanied by a "What The Box" and bag, and while its not available on Nike stores here, check 'em out online for more information.