Passion and originality are the lifeblood of football, without which there would be no rivalries, no legends and no young stars. To celebrate the energy and genius of football, Nike Sportswear will release two collections inspired by new boots that allow players to exert their will on the ball and unleash their creativity and speed – the Nike Magista and Nike Mercurial Superfly.

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The Mercurial and Magista collections feature Nike Flyknit and Lunarlon technologies, as well as aesthetic adornments such as metallic hues and translucent outsoles. In these collections, football brilliance lives on through the men’s and women’s Nike Free Flyknit Chukka, Nike Air Max 1, Nike Roshe Run HYP, Men’s Nike Air Max 90 Jacquard, Nike Tiempo ’94, Women’s Nike LunarElite Sky Hi Jacquard, women’s Nike Air Max Thea Jacquard, and the new women’s LunarTiempo Sky Hi.



Men’s & Women’s Nike Free Flyknit Chukka

The Free Flyknit Chukka integrates the second skin-like fit of Nike Flyknit and feather-light support of Nike Flywire with the barefoot feel of Nike Free for the ultimate everyday shoe. Featuring the same Nike Sportswear-specific outsole as the Nike Free OG and Breathe, the Nike Free Flyknit Chukka delivers the classic Nike Free feel for both men and women.

Men’s & Women’s Nike Air Max 1

On March 26, 1987, an Air Max revolution began that has progressed undeterred for 27 years. After celebrating the birth of the Air Max 1, the shoe known worldwide is re-envisioned to pay homage to the world’s most popular sport.

Men’s & Women’s Nike Roshe Run HYP

Upon the arrival of the Nike Roshe Run in 2013, the minimal silhouette became an instant classic. Its simple mesh upper and one-piece phylon outsole serve as a blank canvas with endless design possibilities. Outfitted with Nike Hyperfuse construction, the Roshe Run HYP features improved durability, breathability and support.

Nike LunarTiempo Sky Hi

Inspired by the first Nike football boot — the Tiempo Premier — the Nike LunarTiempo Sky Hi is a tribute to the past outfitted with the technology of today. Details like the stitched leather upper, oversized removable tongue and contrasting heel branding sit atop a lightweight Lunarlon wedge — mixing a timeless aesthetic with contemporary innovation.

Nike Tiempo ‘94

Unabashedly classic, the Tiempo ’94 honors the genesis of Nike Football. Timeless details such as an oversized tongue, stitched upper, and bold heel branding are updated with tonal metallic-foil leather to pay tribute to the summer games.

Nike Air Max 90 Jacquard

The pattern-on-pattern capabilities of the distinctive jacquard weaving process brings new life to the upper of the classic Air Max 90 by eliminating traditional panels and overlays with a single piece of fabric. To increase comfort, a lighter phylon midsole with forefoot flex grooves replaces traditional polyurethane.

Nike LunarElite Sky Hi Jacquard

Drawing from Nike’s deep heritage in running, the Nike LunarElite Sky Hi re-imagines a classic running model, melding it with Nike’s latest cushioning innovation to create the lightest wedged Nike sneaker to date. Updated with a jacquard upper for improved fit, the Nike LunarElite Sky Hi continues elevating its running roots to new heights.

Air Max Thea Jacquard

Featuring a jacquard upper and one-piece mid/outsole, the Air Max Thea Jacquard retains signature Nike Air Max comfort in a lightweight, low-profile package.

The Nike Sportswear Magista and Mercurial collections will be available at Nike.com and select Nike Sportswear retailers on May 22 and June 12 respectively.


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