Nike have dropped the latest instalment of their Mercurial silo, with the Vapor/Superfly Dragonfly set to be worn by ballers including Cristiano Ronaldo and Ada Hegerberg.
The Dragonfly’s bright and vibrant colouring makes it comfortably one of the most eye-catching designs they’ve released so far, but don’t be fooled into thinking they just look good – they’re engineered to improve your performance too.
The Dragonfly has been designed with four key areas of focus in mind: fit, touch, traction and style. The boots have been engineered to feel like a natural extension of your foot, making it easier for you to control and move the ball at high speeds, while the ‘Aerotrak’ plate design makes for better traction so you can accelerate faster than ever.
So you know that you’re going to play better wearing them, but enough about the performance – let’s talk about how these are the sickest wheels you’ll ever buy.
Standing out from the crowd can be tough, but you’re already one step ahead of the game in the Dragonflys. Evolving from the 2019 Mercurial 360, the multicoloured design pays homage to iconic Mercurials over the past 23 years.
The boots are inspired by the wing of a Dragonfly, with athlete input used to help Nike create a colourful, aerodynamic, lightweight Mercurial.
The technicolour design continues onto the palette, with a psychedelic mix of colours inspired by a computer motherboard.
In summary: they look good, they’ll be worn by some of the best footballers in the world and they’ll even make you a better player – sounds like a bit of a no-brainer to us.
Anyone looking to get their hands on a pair of these ridiculously slick boots will have to wait until they’re launched to Nike Members on 25 January, with the full release date set for 1 February.