In 2002, Brazil forward Ronaldo returned to center stage, debuting groundbreaking boot technology from Nike. With a new, sleeker silhouette that looked more track spike than football shoe, the ‘02 Mercurial Vapor was Nike’s first sub-200 gram boo, and also featured the company’s first stitch-less upper.
To celebrate the heritage of the ‘02 classic, the 2014 Mercurial Vapor IX Fast Forward ’02 Edition provides today’s players with modern boot technology that us inspired by the ’02 model. Subtle graphic references and prints combine with modern materials and innovation to celebrate the boot’s legacy of speed, while also commemorating a magical summer tournament for Ronaldo and the Mercurial.
A small heel logo mark identifies the original year of inspiration, and the sockliner tells the story of key moments in the Mercurial’s history.