Virgil Abloh and Nike are officially set to expand their partnership into the soccer scene by releasing their first ever Off-White x Nike Mercurial Vapor 360 cleat.
“For this Mercurial, I was interested in bridging the gap between foot and eye coordination,” says Abloh. “All the dots on the boot represent an optimal place to strike the ball.”
The idea is two fold: First, to help the wearer recognize where he or she should hit the ball; and second, to present a powerful message to the opposition.
“In my approach, I thought about what it would be like if I saw someone wearing the boot,” says Abloh, who assumed a stopper role during his high school playing days. “Design is a powerful tool, as it communicates energy and a message, and it offers a unique capacity to make someone do a double take on-pitch — I feel like it would be intimidating to see this boot.”
The boots arrive in a custom box and feature Abloh’s trademark Off-White branding on the medial side.
Off-White x Nike Mercurial Vapor 360 Release Date
Look for the Off-White x Nike Mercurial Vapor 360 to be worn by Kylian Mbappé on pitch March 31st, and will release in limited numbers on Nike.com that same day.
Release Date: March 31, 2018