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Nike Unveil Pimento Air Mercurial Tn

Dean Ariola

Get ready for the second Air Mercurial Tn! Following the January 2024 drop that sees the Superfly 9 take on the Air Max Plus and its OG Voltage Purple colourway, Nike makes an immediate follow up. So far the idea is the same. It is to merge the Nike Mercurial and its 2024 form with the aesthetics of one of the Swoosh brand’s most popular trainers ever. You should be rocking a pair of these already on the streets, if not for those studs of course!

When the Air Max Plus came to life in 1998, it was inspired by the beaches of Florida. So let’s go through a short check list, shall we? Ok, great! Does this Air Mercurial Tn have those Palm tree-like TPU cage flowing across the upper? Check. Does it have a sunset-like colour? Absolutely! From Voltage Purple, the special edition boot is now dressed in orange ‘Pimento’ (it might look cheesy, but no, colourway is inspired by that beautiful sight of the sun setting down the waters of the US State).

We got Kylian Mbappe (and Marcus Thuram shortly afterwards) to reveal the first Air Mercurial Tn. Vinicius Jr. receives the honour of unveiling to us this Pimento Mercurial x Air Max Plus. At the moment, Pimento Tn is only available in the Vapor 15. It’s possible that it could also have a Superfly 9 variant, just like how Thuram unveiled a Vapor model when the Voltage purple boots was first introduced only as a Superfly. Just keep an eye, anyway.

The wavy, external overlays, as well as the tongue, comprise the black accents of the boot. Some of those black gloss spill over to the heel end of the outsole (and the blades on that part of the tooling). Speaking of the soleplate, the rest go with white. The tristars and the Air Zoom window deliver the orange accent on the forefoot. A black-outlined red Swoosh appears on both lateral and medial sides. Signing off is the Zm Air logo, positioned at the back end of the said window as well as on the heel, that is meant to replace the ‘Tn’ lettermark on the original ’98 Air Max Plus.


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!