Monday, November 17, 2008

New Product: Mercurial Vapor SL (Marine/Volt)

So, I just got our sample of the new favorite color choice of Gabby Agbonglahor. The Marine/Volt colorway of the Mercurial Vapor SL from Nike is definitely near the top of my list of color combos on the Vapors. Though it does go better with some kits than others (sorry Nani). Anyway, the colors look great, sure. But what about the boot?

Well, this is the first time that I've gotten my hands on the 'Super Light' version of the Vapor, and it is that. Even just trying it on next to my new Puma trainers, I could tell the difference. Does it make you run like the wind? I'll leave that argument up to Nike. But they are crazy light. So if you think that will make you faster (hint: it should), these boots are for you.

A few other points of interest: These boots, while very narrow on my somewhat medium widthed (and yes, I'm pretty sure I just made that word up) 10.5 sized foot, were a very good type of snug. They did however feel like they would run a bit big in length. Also, something that I hadn't noticed before I actually got the boots in my hand, the ever-so-subtle lines running along the medial side of the boot are actually raised just a bit to give you some grip for shaping shots and passes.

If you're looking for something to catch attention, and you value light-weight boots. You might have just found your next pair of boots. Although you'll need to value light-weight a lot with the premium price tag.

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