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This is on a whole new level. Be prepared for ultimate speed. The next-gen of Nike Mercurial are here and goodness they’re eye-catching. In this feature we’ll be diving into the Nike Mercurial Vapor 13 being termed ‘Under the Radar’ and ‘New Lights’. If you’re game is built for speed, then you’ve got to cop a load of these.

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Firstly, we must mention the type of players who’ll be donning these during pre-season and the start of the new 2019/20 season. In the Mercurial Superfly corner, we have Cristiano Ronaldo, Kylian Mbappe and Sam Kerr, a handful of players who’re designed for speed. In the Vapor corner, non-other than Brazilian duo, Neymar JR and Coutinho will be samba dancing around defenders and producing game changing moments. Keep an eye out during the coming months to see how they look on pitch, they won’t disappoint.

Now, we’ve got a few things to talk about, so let’s get moving.

First up, the Nike Vapor 13 ‘Under the Radar’. These Vapor XIII boots combine a black upper and soleplate with iridescent-metallic Nike swoosh. Traditionally, seeing a speed boot with a blackout look is rare, however this next-gen of Vapor has no boundaries. As we look closer the branding of Nike is throughout the upper with a large swoosh on the outside, with a cropped ‘Merc’ written, plus smaller swooshes can be seen on the heel. Moving to the inside of the upper there’s a ‘Just Do It’ in print and more ‘Merc’ branding above it. One thing which is prominent, is the use of Nikeskin for durability and control. The Nike Mercurial Vapor 13 is one step above previous generations, as now it has a one-piece Flyknit construction for a second-skin fit.


This next-gen Vapor is designed to keep you moving forward, always. With these you can outmanoeuvre opponents with angular studs and a lightweight forefoot plate boasting a stiff chassis. The elite Vapor XIII is wrapped in a flyknit construction which enables a reliable touch in wet and dry conditions. The split-soleplate helps supercharge your traction, with fast trigger movements to leave your opponents in the dust.

Next up, let’s introduce the Nike Vapor XIII labelled ‘New Lights’. What can we say about this then? In terms of tech points, it’s identical to ‘Under the Radar’. Yet, it could be seen to be a completely different boot with the use of light blue colour to wrap around the upper and the bright white colour to pop around the swoosh and written detail. With this pack, you’re either a tricky forward with a dark eye, or flash and bling is your thing with the ‘New Lights’ silo.

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One last thing we should mention is, with most Mercurial pack releases there’s a Vapor and Superfly. Well, as ever Nike don’t disappoint, and both these packs come with Superfly 7 versions with a high cut collar. Your preference when it comes down to donning them on the pitch.

Get your Nike Mercurial Vapor XIII and Superfly 7 first and fast from 7th July 


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