Retail vs. Sample

I got something interesting to show you, here I got two pairs of Nike Mercurial Vapor IX. Despite that they are different colourway, there is something else.


The green coloured boot on the left is a retail version that was sold for the the piblic in 2013. On the right side we got a bit more interesting pair of boots, they are called “Sample” or “Salesman Sample”. They were usually a tryout boot, property of Nike, or then just given to shops for exhibition purposes and were not ment to be sold. But as we know some pairs got away to the public 😉


The difference on my pair of “Sample’s” is the fact that they got a carbon-fiber Sg-Pro soleplate. The ones that were made for public releases had a fiberglass soleplate. Perform wise there is not a big different, but carbon-fiber is slightly stronger than fiberglass. And ofcourse the carbon fiber looks better.

Nike Mercurial Vapor IX CR SE Sg-Pro

One of the rarest boots ever, Nike Mercurial Vapor IX CR SE Sg-Pro!Made to celebrate Cristiano Ronaldo winning his 2nd FIFA Ballon d’Dor for the season of 2013!

Cristiano Ronaldo really earned the best player award for the season of 2013 by scoring a total of 69 goals in 59 appearances. He also scored 12 goals in the Champions League, finishing as the Champions League top goalscorer for a second time in his career.


The boots are Limited Edition, only 100 pairs made in the world, my pair is numbered 63 of 100. Nike did well by keeping the design simpel but very classy by adding the stunning Sg-Pro soleplate in gold! Has to be one of the classiest boots ever made.

Great work by C.Ronaldo and by Nike!

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