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Nike Drop the Air Mercurial Tn

Dean Ariola

It’s not everyday that a popular trainers design gets applied in a football boot. And so it’s match made in heaven if you are a fan of both the OG Air Max Plus and the Mercurial Superfly, as the two meet up in the Air Mercurial Tn. Interestingly, Nike is dropping the Elite in the naming to highlight the fact that this special edition Superfly pays recognition to its source trainer inspiration. Air Mercurial Tn is also just going to run on the high-collared Mercurial only, hence the emphasis on the Superfly.

For this release, Nike opts for this boot to go for the voltage purple/total orange colourway of this special edition Superfly 9. But most importantly, the Air Mercurial Tn copies the curved texturing of the running shoes upper through a graphical representation. It does nail the base colour, the Swoosh and the bespoke curvatures of a pair of trainers that had a significant impact in the UK back in the day. It’s a nice way for Nike football to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Air Max Plus. We reckon that even trainers enthusiasts might have their sights set on this particular Nike speed boot.

One thing to look for as well is that instead of Tn, the soleplate and liner reads Zm. It has taken that long before Mbappe has trained with a pair of these on his feet.


Dean Ariola

Dean has worked Chief writer at the Black & Orange team since 2020, he has an indepth knowledge of all the soccer shoes from the big brands, you have him to thank for all the updates to our Boot Secrets guide and he is first on the scene with all the new releases for you!