Nike as been associated with Football (Soccer) for many years. It wasn’t until 1998 that we saw the first Nike Mercurial Football boot (Soccer Cleat). It was a shoe that Nike created and inspired by an athlete who bought a completely new style and brand of football. They were worn by none other than the great Ronaldo during World Cup 1998 in France, and no it wasn’t Cristiano. The tagline for this shoe was “Ultralight, so your legs can be as fast as your imagination”. Now this iconic shoe range moves from the football pitch to the streets.
Nike appear to have infused aspects of the Mercurial football boot and the Nike Air Max 1 to give us the Nike Air MAx 1 FB Premium Mercurial Pack. These will be available in four designs, each of which have taken inspiration from the history of the Mercurial boot. We can see a dimpled, snake skin like material used on these designs, this also includes premium mesh and suede. The four colours that we will be offered are polarized blue/total crimson-neolime from 2014, metallic silver/black-volt from 2002, atomic violet/black-total orange from 2010 and vibrant yellow/black-neolime from 2006.
The Nike Air Max 1 FB Premium Mercurial Pack launches in UK sizes 5.5 – 12 (including half sizes) this Saturday 12 April at 8am GMT and will be available from Nike and the stockists below.