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Speed Meets Sustainable Design With The Nike Mercurial Vapor Next Nature

Speed Meets Sustainable Design With The Nike Mercurial Vapor Next Nature

Article by: Mickey

Wed, Apr 20.22

Speed Meets Sustainable Design With The Nike Mercurial Vapor Next Nature
As a society we need to do more when it comes to our planet. Brands can be a great motivator and reminder for everyone by bringing important messaging to the forefront. Nike has done this with the amazing new Mercurial Vapor 'Next Nature' which is made with at least 50% recycled content by weight.
 
The boots feature a 100% recycled plate and a 4-layer upper made with a combination of materials and technologies including Flyprint, recycled poly, recycled TPU and skin manufacturing scrap.

Nike Mercurial Vapor Next Nature
 
The learnings from this Mercurial Vapor Next Nature are being scaled throughout the Mercurial line-up, resulting in the majority of Mercurial boots coming to market in fall 2022 being made with at least 20% recycled content.

Mercurial is always leading the way in terms of innovation. Now the iconic style is helping reimagine what it means to improve players while also protecting the planet. There's no football without a planet to play it on after all.

Nike Mercurial Vapor Next Nature
 
Check out the landmark dates for Mercurial below. If you're a Mercurial super fan check out our complete Mercurial timeline article as well.
  • 2002: The Vapor l featured NikeFrame technology on an anatomical last to reduce weight
  • 2006: Tiejin microfiber technology and a carbon last reduced the Vapor lll’s weight
  • 2008: The Mercurial Vapor Superfly was the first boot to use Nike Flywire technology
  • 2010: The Superfly ll featured Nike SENSE technology, improving traction by allowing studs to subtly extend and retract based on pressure and surface conditions
  • 2012: The Nike Mercurial GS [Greenspeed] debuts, featuring recycled and renewable materials throughout the upper and the plate design
  • 2013: The Vapor Vlll used Teijin microfiber and ACC coating to increase ball control
  • 2014: The Superfly IV combined Flyknit, the Dynamic Fit Collar and Brio cables, knitted into the upper, for an improved fit and less weight
  • 2018: The Mercurial 360 introduced a 360-degree construction of Flyknit
  • 2021: The new Mercurial was built with seven precision-engineered components that reduced weight
  • 2022: The Mercurial Vapor Next Nature is made with at least 50% recycled content by weight

It's going to be a massive year for Mercurial. If the recent Mercurial Air Zoom Ultra SE and this Vapor Next Nature excite you - wait until you see what comes next!


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