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nike mercurial vapor superfly II
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mar 01, 2010
nike mercurial vapor superfly II


nike debuted their new mercurial vapor superfly II lightweight football boot in london last week with
footballer cristiano ronaldo. the new boot features nike sense, a specially designed adaptive traction
system that adjusts the stud’s height depending on the conditions of the terrain. this boot is the first to
use this new technology providing players with more traction in both wet and dry conditions, hopefully
giving them better acceleration. the technology reacts to the pressure applied by the player’s foot and
adjusts the stud by up to 3mm to dig into the ground when needed.

the designers of the mercurial vapor superfly II developed the idea for a boot focused on traction after
measuring the amount of slips in the 2006 world championship finals. they found that there were 845
slipping events over 63 games. with this insight and collaborating with athletes including cristiano
ronaldo, zlatan ibrahimovic and alexandre pato, the nike designers developed the nike sense adaptive
stud design.

the boot also features nike flywire technology on the upper to provide full support with less weight and
a carbon composite chassis. along with the physical boots, owner’s of the mercurial vapor superfly II will
also have access to the online service nike football+, which features training insights of the world’s top
players, teams and coaches available online and as an iphone application.


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cristiano ronaldo
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cristiano ronaldo
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cristiano ronaldo
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