Nike's latest Mercurial Vapor is looking to prove that sports performance can be sustainable while also being competitive, and now it will be joining other models like the Pegasus Turbo and the Dunk Low in Next Nature! Since the model debuted in 1998, Nike have constantly been re-upping and improving it – literally and figuratively, it's hardly ever stood still. Looking back, in 2008, the Mercurial Vapor Superfly was the first-ever boot to use Nike Flywire tech. And in 2018, the Mercurial 360 introduced 360-degree Flyknit construction.
Its next move is more environmentally aligned, as its now a part of Nike's Next Nature initiative. As such, the Mercurial Vapor boasts a 100 per cent recycled midsole for starters and its upper features Flyprint, recycled polyester and TPU and lastly, manufacturing scrap. And overall, it's made up of 50 per cent recycled content by weight.
The Mercurial Vapor Next Nature is not currently available to purchase, but given this recent surfacing, it won't be too long until it lands!
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