Mercurial Superfly V is the most advanced boot technology wise, ever produced by Nike. By combining science with design, Nike has managed to develop a boot where all components work together with one purpose: to allow the player to reach his full potential. The boots are lighter and stronger than ever before, backed by science and designed to work together with the foot. This is the science of speed, this is speed redefined!
Flyknit upper combined with Speed Rib cables
The boot has a Flyknit upper with a integrated Speed Rib technology, which is a special cable structure woven into the upper. The cables starts with being 1 mm in the back and 2,5 mm in the front foot. The purpose with this, is to create friction between the boot and the football, so you get an improved touch on the ball and a closer, more precise and natural touch when dribbling, passing or shooting in high speed. Meanwhile some of the Speed Rib cables are connected to the outsole and laces, which helps keeping your foot pressed down against the insole. This ensure an optimal lockdown, which is necessary in high pace and fast-paced quick turns, while also making the boot as responsive as possible.
The light and strong Flyknit upper is made in one piece. It is extremely flexible and moves with your foot, so it feels like one with your feet. This gives a comfort and fit which is unmatched. The tongue is removed so you get a close touch on the ball and an improved control. The upper is furthermore coated with the NikeSkin and All Conditions Control (ACC) technology. The NikeSkin secures a light, breathable and tight fit, by combining a thin PU-layer with a performance mesh. The ACC-technology is a thin coating of the upper that secures a good touch in all kinds of weather.
Dynamic Fit Collar gives the best possible fit
The Dynamic Fit Collar is the part of the boot which continues above the ankles and looks similar to a sock. This extension of the football boot is one of the most significant changes and the sock.like desing adds to keeping your feet in place. It creates a feeling of the boot being an extension of your body and legs. Your attention towards your feet is heightened and the level of interaction with the football is significantly raised.
Groundbreaking way of thinking is the foundation for a unique outsole
A conventional way of thinking, when talking about outsoles for a pair of football boots, has been flat form. But Nike realised that the problem was, that people’s feet was anything else but flat. As a logical consequence of this, Nike started working on the development of a new outsole plate, which follows the foots anatomy. The result became a curved and light nylon outsole, which consists of a single layer chassis, that is 40% lighter, stronger and more responsive than the carbon sole on the Superfly IV. By having an anatomic outsole which follows the foot, it reduces the gap, which existed on the carbon sole, and offers a more natural fit. On the front foot the sole has a Split-Toe function, which increases the foot’s flexibility in the boots, so you get an improved grip on the pitch.
Stud system designed for acceleration and deceleration
In the modern edition of this beautiful game, much can be decided, if you can run and change directions quickly. An essential aspect in this,is that you can achieve a high speed within short time. A thing which is equally important, but often forgotten, is if you can stop quickly enough. Nike has designed a completely new stud system with help from an advanced computer system. Pressure points and the flow of power was mapped. So was different forms, patterns and compositions – all being thoroughly analyzed. Nike found the ideal combination, and the studs were placed at different place where grip was needed the most. The studs are angled so they work as claws during acceleration and quick turns. They work equally effective when decelerating, which makes it easy for you to stop and change direction when you want.