Best Nike Hype Mercurial Drops
Fri, Mar 18.22
Nike have made a habit of disrupting the football market with limited hype drops, especially with their Iconic Mercurial silo. We take a look at some of our favourite mercurial drops from the last few years and pick out our 5 favourites, any we missed? Let us know.
10 years on from Cristiano Ronaldo’s first signature edition the ‘Safari Print Mercurial Superfly II’ Nike brought back the design in 2020 for the Mercurial Superfly CR7 Safari. This was Ronaldo’s 28th Signature boot, celebrating his status as one of the greatest Nike athletes of all time.
Back in 2016 Nike dropped the mercurial of all mercurials, the ‘What the Mercurial’ celebrating one of the most iconic boot silos the game has seen. The boot was a mash together of 16 of the best colourways the boot had seen and tied back to the ‘What the’ series from Nike which ran across skating & basketball
In 2020 Nike went all out for South Korea, making them their hype nation for the year with those iconic 2020 home kits and of course a mercurial to go with it. Along with the nations home kit, these Mercurial Superflys are inspired by the white tiger, a symbol of courage & power in Korea and a sacred creature in Korean mythology.
In 2018, Nike teamed up with Virgil Abloh for the off-white Mercurial Vapor XII 360. The boots featured a vibrant orange upper with Off-White branding, text and circular graphics all over the boot. The Off-White collection mixed high fashion in with football, something that has continued ever since.
The Mercurial Dragonfly was the launch colourway for the Vapor 14 & Superfly 8. The boots were inspired by a computer motherboard and featured a specially numbered design that calls out each of the boot’s 7 key components. The Dragonfly was undoubedtly the best launch colourway the mercurial has had, but will we see it bettered sooner rather than later?