The first pictures of Nike Football’s up and coming Mercurial cleats in collaboration with Virgil Abloh have surfaced, the OFF-WHITE x Nike Mercurial Vapor XII 360.
Comparable in plan to the OFF-WHITE Mercurial VaporMax first shown by Virgil Abloh at the Mercurial event in London last month, the cleats feature a dynamic orange upper with OFF-WHITE branding, text and roundabout graphics throughout. OFF-WHITE’s mark modern style naming highlights as “KNIT” and “LOGO” on the lateral side of each cleats, and Nike’s own “LIMITED EDITION” label included underneath the tongue. While there’s no perspective of the medial side, the overview suggests the design and naming will follow that of the OFF-WHITE Mercurial VaporMax.
The collaboration arrives quick on the tail of the Nike Mercurial Superfly 360 x Kim Jones, to be worn by Cristiano Ronaldo in the Champions League against PSG this week. Additionally subtle details encompassing the OFF-WHITE x Nike Mercurial Vapor XII 360 dispatch, including price, accessibility and an official release date are still yet to be confirmed. For Nike, it’s another enormous move in conveying fashion to their on-pitch aesthetics.