History of Nike Mercurial!


I’m sad not to be able to participate in the history of Mercurial event in @worldsbestfootballstore in Kopenhagen, as I’m myself on a trip to Vancouver, Canada! 

But instead I will post a picture of my Nike Mercurial collection, all the way from 1998 to 2016!

Long live Nike Mercurial 😃


The fact that I’m like 5000 km from in Vancouver, Canada so I had to prepare by taking as many pics as possible so I can keep up posting on InstaGram and blog LOL

Will post some cool pics in few following days on InstaGram as @toffem and here on the blog! 

Nike Vapor Untouchable II SB50

  

A new addition, not exactly a football boot but reminds quite a lot of the Superfly😜Nike Vapor Untouchable II SB50! 

  
Had to buy them for 2 reasons:

– I paid 80£ and they retail for 170£ so I think it was a good price!

– And I think they really look great and looking similiar to Superfly. They also feel good on the foot! 

 
Things that are different from a Nike Superfly football boot is basically the soleplate, extra padding in the ankle area and that’s about it! 

Any thoughts? And I wont start collect American football boots 😂

  

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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K-leather Nike Mercurial Vapor I & T90 II

  
You may have herd some one say “Black boots can’t go wrong”, what if they black and made of the finest Kangaroo leather?😉

  
Nike released in 2002-2003 a K-leather version for both the Nike Mercurial Vapor I and Nike Total 90 II. I’m not sure if the boots where a limited release but what I know these are really hard to come by! Some say they were only released in the US or Asia?

   
 Best features on the boots are definitely the black leather and the stiching! You can really see that they are high quality. For me who have always been a big fan of the Mercurial, imagine Vapor in leather! Also I think it was wise to keep the colours simple black/white.

  
Luckly I have got them both 😊 

The past and present time!

Remember the past and look to the future!  
In 1994 the football world changed when Nike released Tiempo and Adidas released Predator. Before that Puma had basically ruled the football boot market. But Nike and Adidas made a great expression to both the players and audience in 1994 World Cup in USA. In final between Italy and Brazil most of the players wore the Nike Tiempo or Adidas Predator! (Nike Tiempo in the picture is a remake from 2009.)

 It’s 2016 and both brands doing strong having knitted boots on market! When the knitted boots came out in 2014 there was some positive and negative reaction, as always when something new appears. But still everyone of us were curious to test this new knitted material.

Nike vs. Adidas

  
So a big question in todays football boot world is which knitted boot to choose? Nike Magista Obra “BHM” vs. Adidas Ace16+ PureControl? Definitely some of the top range boots out there!

  
Both of the boots feel comfortable and look really cool on foot. Nike uses laces and Adidas goes laceless. 

I asked the same question on my InstGram: @toffem as result I had 12 of 17 people who answered choosing Nike Magista Obra “BHM” over the Adidas Ace16+ PureControl!

  
Both great boots and high innovation from both brands.

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Nike “Radiant Reveal Pack”!

  

(Picture: Unisportstore.com-Unisport.com )

It has been lately many blackouts and whiteouts, but now as we getting closet to spring break Nike is revealing the coming “Radiant Reveal Pack” with some serious colours! Which pair do you fancy most? For me it has to be Vapor, Superfly or Magista Obra!

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 event 18.11-19.11 in Munich

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I was invited by Nike to participate in a launch event for Nike Tiempo 6. The event was on 18.11-19.11.2015 in Munich, Germany. Since I own few pair of Nike Tiempo boots, Nike asked me if I would like to bring them with me and display them on the event.
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The plane departure from Helsinki, Finland around 8 AM in local time and arrived in Munich around 9.30 AM local time. In Munich airport I had a private driver waiting for me, so once I got out from the terminal I saw a well-dressed man holding a sign saying Nike. He helped me with my bags and led me to an all-black BMW 730. He even opened the car door for me so I could take the back seat. Driver also asked if I want any water or lemonade, and what kind of music do I want to listen. Haha I never believed I would get a ride like this.
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After a half hour of drive we arrived in the hotel in Munich, from the outside you could tell it was a fancy 5 star hotel.
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I got to the room and found some really cool Nike equipment on my bed, later I heard that everyone were given different products which was quite nice. I was a bit nervous, but in a good way, as everything had happened so fast. After about one and a half hour the rest of the people started to arrive to the Hotel. It was really nice to meet the guy who first had contacted me about the event, bloggers, YouTubers and some of the other collectors who I never had a chance to talk in person before, just online. Everything went really smooth as we all shared the same passion.
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Before the actual event we ate lunch at the hotel. I also saw F. Ribery with he´s son staying at same hotel as we did.
The event was located about 30 mins from center of Munich in an old factory building, there was no public entrance. We walked through a hallway to the first display room; it was called the “bootheads” or collectors room. Here Nike had displayed some boots from Nike Tiempo collection, including my pair Nike Tiempo Air Legend II EC08. The room was stunning and professionally designed. The wall in the end of the room had a countdown display.
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After the countdown the wall opened and we walked through the hallway to the next room with a stage where the Tiempo 6 was displayed. We were around 200 people in there, everything from bloggers, YouTubers, media, Nike crew and 3 collectors me included. Shortly we were asked to step down from the stage as they were about to talk about the new boots and meet Jerome Boateng and Antonio Rudiger.
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It was time for us to interview and meet Jerome Boateng, Antonio Rudiger and Alessandor Florenzi. I asked them a simple question “What was your first football boots?”
Luckily I also got a selfie with Boateng.
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We were also shown the new Nike Liquid Chrome pack. I met some great people and talked about football boots in general. Next was the Tiempo 6 tryout, so we headed back to the busses and drove to a practice arena. The locker rooms were awesome as Nike had put all the needed training gear on individual seat place and they even printed our InstaGram name on the floor. We played a game 11 vs. 11 with referees and coaches. The media captured all on camera.
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After the game we were supposed to have a dinner all together, but all 3 collectors were invited to dine with some of the leaders and designers for Nike Football. It was a great evening and I think we gave them some good ideas.
It truly was a trip I will never forget!

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Football boots collector @toffem

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