The Nike What The Mercurial joins the traditional “What The” theme from Nike that combines all the classic Nike Mercurial colorways onto one mega soccer cleat.
On its debut in 1998, the Nike Mercurial was hailed for its radical, track spike-inspired design, engineered for cut-and-strike speed. After all, “mercurial” by definition means unpredictable, and the players who have served as its muse are celebrated for their quicksilver play. The “What the Mercurial” boot echoes this ever-changing nature, upending aesthetic expectations. At the same time, it nods to the boot’s rich style heritage by showcasing 16 of the most memorable Mercurial colorways on one bold shoe.
Beyond disrupting the pitch, the boot also extends the narrative of Nike’s coveted “What the” design themes. In 2007, Nike Skateboarding produced the brand’s first iconic colorway mashup, the Nike SB “What the Dunk” shoe. Then Nike Basketball elevated the concept, celebrating memorable signature basketball shoes beginning with the “What the Kobe” in 2012.
Limited to only 3,000 pairs, the “What The Mercurials” will come with a special edition “What The Bag” and “What The Box” that drops on Thursday, May 5th. For further details on every colorway included on this release, click here.
Nike “What The Mercurial”
May 5, 2016
Limited to 3,000 Pairs