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Mbappé’s Mercurial Superfly Rosa revives vibrant Nike classic

Kylian Mbappé’s latest player edition boot debuted during the biggest match of the Paris Saint-Germain forward's club career, and ties his star rise to those he admired growing up.

26th August 2020

Knitting Industry
 |  Beaverton, Oregon

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Kylian Mbappé’s latest player edition boot debuted during the biggest match of the Paris Saint-Germain forward's club career, and ties his star rise to those he admired growing up, Nike reports. Mbappé wore the boots in the Champions League final, but sadly his side lost to Bayern Munich.

With its speedy aesthetic and unmissable pop of pink on the pitch, the Nike Mercurial Superfly Mbappé Rosa, with flat knitted upper, rebirths the 2008 Nike Mercurial Vapor Rosa. According to Nike, the boot reminds Mbappé of life lessons he learned from his mother about the importance of hard work and determination. 

Mbappé, interviewed last week before the big, recalled: "When I was a young boy around 10 years old, I saw these incredible pink boots being worn by some of my favourite players in the world. I wanted those boots so badly; I begged my parents to get some and they told me that if I worked really hard and did well at school for long enough, I could get these beautiful boots. I listened to my parents and worked so hard that in the end they had to get them for me. I was so happy! Now, I am so pleased that Nike have created my second product collection with these special boots for the biggest club match of my career! What a dream to wear them. They are the new versions of the pink boots I loved when I was a young boy, and this is so special for me to work to achieve my dreams in these boots."

Beyond its bold and vibrant play on colour, the Nike Mercurial Superfly Mbappé Rosa takes lessons from the speed-focused assets featured on the original boot, while modernizing the design aesthetic, Nike explains. A lightning bolt Swoosh leading to the toe, chrome plate and finishes in the skin of the upper, along with KM and Mercurial logos, serve as stylish updates to the silhouette.

The Nike Mercurial Superfly Mbappé Rosa and lifestyle collection is available globally on www.nike.com

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