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Yellow MDS #002

Blake Grice

Mbappe, Ronaldo and Kerr debut their new Superfly with the Mercurial Dream Speed 002. The Mercurial Dream Speed 002 comes in a Lemon Venom colourway. A standard boot with a special design, they feature all the technology of a Superfly, most notably Flyknit 360, Nikeskin and ACC, and a split sole-plate featuring the Nike Aerotrak zone with microgrooves on the forefoot.

The MDS 002 will drop the symbols and number branding of the original MDS (though #002 is still at the back on the heel) in favour of a cleaner look and will highlight instead the features of the Lemon Venom colourway. The Nike symbols on either side of the Vapor and Superfly lines will feature black Swoosh outlines with the one on the toebox to the lateral side having an orange highlight while the one on the medial side having a green highlight. The dotted pattern of the microtextured Flyknit uppers start of bright yellow on top and then gradually transitions to orange on the medial side and green on the lateral. That colour and pattern then extend to the base of the soleplate forming a uniquely blended warped graphical design. The Swoosh design on the toe has a matte finish to provide extra grip on the ball.

The technologies will be the same as the MDS 001 and all Superfly 7, expect a sock-like fit with the high tenacity yarn Flyknit upper that also has a supportive thin polyurethane Nikeskin overlay for a barefoot sensation ball control. All Conditions Control coating is still in effect to adapt to both wet and dry conditions aside from providing boot durability. The split sole Nike Aerotrak sole features 11 bladed studs with green outlines for emphasis, four of which are on the dark green circular plate in the heel. The other four are configured parallel to each other on the forefoot soleplate (also dark green) while the remaining 3 are on the adjacent dagger shaped yellow plate. Followers of the low cut mercurial line will definitely have their expectations met with the MDS 002 Vapor. The Superfly collar continues to be mid-cut and will provide a little bit of ankle support for those that like Mbappe & Ronaldo prefer that.

The boots are inspired by the 2006 R9 World Cup Vapor 3, colours we saw revived twice before with the Fast Forward Mercurial Vapor IX in 2014 and the NIKEiD Heritage release of 2018.


Blake Grice

Former Head Writer and Boot Head, Blake supports Manchester United and favours the number 12 shirt. He's a widefooted twenty-five goals a season striker.