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Nike Flash Crimson Boots

Dean Ariola

Nike have released some serious flash as it unveils their new ‘Flash Crimson’ pack which includes the Mercurials and the Tiempo with the Phantom; conspicuous by its absence. The collection was meant to be an exclusive collection for the postponed Tokyo Olympics under the name of United pack.

What is striking to see is that the choice of using the pristine look of the ‘Nuovo White’ colourways of both the Mercurials and Tiempo as the base colour serves a perfect contrast to the pinkish-red details that comprise the Nike logos and the soleplates. These are some of the cleanest white boots we’ve seen since Nike’s Just Do It World Cup pack.

The lightning Swoosh makes an appearance on the Mercurials, particularly on the lateral side. The Swoosh starts as crimson before ending with a purple hue at the tip. The inverted Swoosh on the medial side near the ankle ball has a turquoise blue ‘Hyper Jade’ colour. The rear part of the split soleplate remains white while the iridescent Aerotrack spine has the Crimson-Jade split. The Mercurials retain the standard features of the Superfly 7 and Vapor 13 tech-wise.

The Tiempo Legend 8 has a colour detailing that is more attuned to the name of the pack, as Crimson is the only colour application on the boot, with some minor purple shade appearing at the tip of the pinkish-red Swoosh akin to that of the Mercurial. The midsole is a solid red and the actual Hyperstability soleplate goes back to the Crimson theme. All known construction and technologies of the Tiempo Legend 8 are incorporated in this Flash Crimson model.


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!