Nike Mercurial R9!

 Three boots that were designed for @ronaldolima “R9” in World Cups!

 

First boot from left was made for the 1998 World Cup in France, second boot is one we all know was for 2002 World Cup in Japan & South Korea and the third boot with the colours of Brazil was made for 2006 World Cup in Germany!
  
One of the greatest strikers of all time and some great memories related to these models! 👌🏻

  

Best Predators ever?

  
Adidas made an end to the epic journey of Predator in 2015, for me I think the Predator era ended already after the last Predator made of leather, the Predator Adipower in 2011!

All of us football boot fans out there, we all have some favourites in the Predator range? Although I have been playing in Nike Mercurial the last 10 years I have always had respect for the Adidas Predator! I used to play in Precision, Mania and Pulse back in the days. Ofcourse as a passion for football boots I have also tried out almost every single boot in the Predator range.

So these are my three favourites:

  • Adidas Predator Accelerator 1998
  • Adidas Predator Precision 2000
  • Adidas Predator Mania 2002

  
A part from these three pairs I also recommend to try:

  • Adidas Predator Pulse 2004
  • Adidas Predator Powerswerve 2008

Havaii vs. Finland!

On the left side a beautiful view of Havaii captured by @rphs_blake45 and on the right side a bit colder view of Finnish winter (captured by me).Haha I guess most of you would choose over Havaii instead of Finnish winter or am I wrong? 😂

  
(Left side picture by InstaGrammer @rphs_blake4)

Nike Mercurial Vapor I Collection

I’m posting pictures of my Nike Mercurial collection and here next is a picture of my Nike Mercurial Vapor I collection.

This model is very close to my heart!

  
Did you or your friends have a pair of these back in 2002-2003? I remember many of the top strikers in Europe using these boots.

Back to the year of 2002!

  
So we are going 14 years back in time, the year was 2002. Everyone knows that year was a great year for both Nike and Adidas! 👍🏻

  
Nike released the Nike Mercurial Vapor I and Adidas matched with the famous Adidas Predator Mania. Every boot lover respects these boots, as there was truly some historic moments in these boots. ronaldolima led Brazil to win the World Cup in his chrome/lime Vapor I and Zidane led Real Madrid to champions using his Manias by scoring one of the most beautiful goals in history by shooting a left footed volley into the top corner against Leverkusen in the Champions League Final 2002!

  
My Nike Mercurial Vapor I chrome/lime’s are something like a sample pair, as the left boot has more mirror effect than normal pairs do. They are also signed by brazilian star Ronaldo!

  

Nike Mercurial Vapor III’s

  
Here’s my complete Nike Mercurial Vapor III collection. It’s a tough question to choose which one is my favourite, but I guess I have to go with the red/white or 10th Anniversary!

  
Vapor III is regarded as one of the best Mercurials Nike ever made and I know many would love to get to use them again! All of the Vapor III are hard to come by nowdays, but I would say the rarest ones are 10 th Anniversary, red/white and gold Italy edition.

  
Perhaps the best detail in these boots were the different colours in the heel! They also adverised these back in 2006 in comparison to snake skin!

Which one do you choose?

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