The Nike Free Mercurial Superfly Men’s Shoe remasters Cristiano Ronaldo’s signature shoe— the first in a series of player-inspired footwear from Nike F.C.
The shoe’s Flyknit and leather upper provides lightweight support and a snug, sock-like fit, while Flywire cables provide an adaptive, locked-down feel, perfect for everyday street-wear. A flexible Nike Free sole helps to promote natural movement, while the injected air-sole unit makes for an ultralight, cushioned ride. Flex grooves on the outsole promote natural movement and strategically-placed rubber pods provide the ultimate in durability.
Nike Free Flyknit Mercurial
White/White-Pure Platinum-University Red
Launch: Tuesday 24th May 08:00GMT
NIKE FREE ORIGINS
After learning that Stanford athletes had been training barefoot on the university’s golf course, three of Nike’s most innovative and creative employees set out to develop a shoe that felt natural and weightless, similar to bare feet. The team spent eight years studying the biomechanics of runners’ feet in motion. The results yielded a profound understanding of the foot’s natural landing angle, pressure and toe position, allowing Nike designers to build an unconventional and flexible running shoe from the inside out.