Nike’s Mercurial range is undoubtedly one of the most iconic boot ranges in the world and we are about to see one of their most iconic colourways return. Back in 2008 Cristiano Ronaldo was not the superstar he is today but it was his performances in a pair of Vapor IV Orange Peel boots which saw him grab everyone’s attention. Nike went on to released 10 colourways for the Vapor IV but it was in the Orange Peel colourway that Ronaldo scored his first hat-trick for Manchester United in a 6-0 thrashing of Newcastle as well as a memorable free-kick against Portsmouth.
Now Nike have re-released the colourway as these Orange/Black/Volt/Silver Superfly III boots ahead of the new season. The new colourway has been released as CR exclusive colourway to replace his Safari series. We have already spotted the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Arturo Vidal and Ji Dong-Won in the colourway however and expect a few more to join them. Ronaldo is expected to debut the new boots in Real Madrid’s preseason tour game against Mexican side Chivas de Guadalajara at the Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego tomorrow night.
The new colourway features all the same technology as the previous Superfly III boots such as Nike Sense Technology, Flywire and a carbon-fiber chassis.