Nike Mercurial SL Carbon Fibre Size UK 10 FG
Retail price: £discontinued
Range: Mercurial Vapor iii
Upper: Carbon Fibre
Size: UK 10
The product brief for the Nike Super Light (SL) was to create a football boot with no design or financial limitations. Taking money, time and manufacturing considerations out of the equation, Nike set about producing the lightest, fastest football boot possible.
The Nike SL weighs only 190 grams and is made almost entirely of carbon fibre. Something which, until this point, had never been done before. The Nike SL is being marketed as the football boot brand’s most lightweight, most highly responsive yet flexible and strong football boot to date. A football boot featuring only what’s needed without giving up any performance.
Initially designed in the style of a concept car: to lead innovation, to drive new ideas, to push the boundaries in design and engineering, the development process for the Nike SL took 3 years, spanning four continents.
These were the most revolutionary boots back in 2008. The boots are made almost entirely from carbon fiber. The upper is made of a single piece of carbon fiber, then the seven-layer outsole plate made of carbon together with TPU and polyurethane giving maximum flexibility and speed for the boot. All this gives us a boot wight of 190g. This is why the are called SL, “Super Light”.
They were 2508 pairs made, 2008 pairs in FG and 500 in SG!
Worn by Cristiano Ronaldo and Didier Drogba in the 2008 Champions League final in Moscow.