In 2006, Brasil forward Ronaldo returned to football's world stage
debuting Nike’s latest boot technology. Featuring the first carbon fiber
heel-counter and a new high-visibility color, the 2006 Mercurial Vapor
was built for speed and comfort.
The ‘06 Mercurial, the 2014 Mercurial Vapor IX Fast Forward ’06 provides
today's players with modern boot technology inspired by visual elements
of the 2006 classic. Subtle graphic references and colors combine with
modern materials and innovation to celebrate the boot’s legacy of speed
while commemorating an iconic summer 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.
In addition to the Mercurial, Nike also introduces new colorways for
summer 2014. The CTR360 2 will be offered in a striking crimson; the
Tiempo V in a shade of crimson with white; and the Hypervenom in vibrant