In conjunction with the start of 2014 World Cup and the grand opening of NikeLab tomorrow, Nike will render the Nike Free Mercurial Superfly HTM.
A mashup between the Nike Flyknit and the Nike Free, this lightweight performance model will take design cues from Nike CEO/Founder Mark Parker, Fragment Design’s Hiroshi Fujiwara and Nike designer Tinker Hatfield, thus “HTM”. With added breathability, a flexible 5.0 midsoles, a waterproofed boot, and more, the Superfly HTM will undoubtedly stand out as a staple in the streets.
Playing off the performance benefits of fit, heightened sensation and natural motion, the Free Mercurial Superfly HTM acknowledges the need for these same performance benefits to respond to the rigors of everyday wear. To capture the aesthetic language of speed and style associated with the Nike Mercurial design ethos, the shoe retains a lightweight Nike Flyknit upper. Similar to that of the Mercurial Superfly boot, it boasts a sock-like fit and high, integrated ankle cuff that eliminates distraction and enhances reaction—on or off the pitch.
Debuting in a stealth black colorway with leather and mesh materials, the Nike Free Mercurial Superfly HTM will go on sale tomorrow, June 12th through all NikeLab locations and the NikeStore.