Your garden variety eshay is more likely to rob you at the train station than make the starting 11 of your local footy club, but if you know any rat-tail-toting graffiti enthusiasts with some talent on the ball, we’ve found the perfect set of boots for them. The Nike Mercurial Superfly 9 FG Voltage Purple fuses the best of the Nike Air Max Plus (or TN’s, as they’re known), with turf-tearing soccer cleats.
Why would Nike make such a shoe? As is often the case with “street” footwear, a design or style becomes popular on the outskirts of town before being more widely adopted.
The Nike TN crossed the socioeconomic divide a couple of years ago and is now a certifiably trendy shoe (no matter your tax bracket), leading Nike to include it in its Spring 2024 line-up. Arriving in a resplendent shade of purple that’s contrasted by black TPU reinforcements, these boots were recently spotted on the feet of Kylian Mbappé while playing for Paris Saint-Germain.
The Nike Mercurial Superfly 9 FG boots are set to be available through Nike and select retailers online and in-store, arriving at a retail price of around US$310 (AU$460). Traditionally this might put them out of the budget of your local miscreants, but they do always find a way to get a pair on their feet.