Nobody saw this coming, as the world-famous brand Nike has released a mere 1,998 pairs of truly an amazing boot, the Mercurial Vapor XV, commemorating the 15 years of the ‘speed’ range.
“Ronaldo’s impact on the game 15 years ago was immense, and in the run up to 2014, we wanted to celebrate that boot and the man himself. We thought a modern construction of his 1998 boot would be a great commemoration of that moment.”
In practice, the spirit of 1998 is reborn with the technology of 2013, with a one-piece seamless upper as per other Nike Vapor Mercurial IX editions, as opposed to the original version involving multiple materials stitched together.
The original Ronaldo captured the imagination with his style, flair, skill and incredible eye for goal, and his influence continues today as he guides the likes of Neymar to follow in his footsteps.
Posted on May 01, 2013 Justin