Taking the Mercurial as worn by Ronaldo back in 1998 (known as 'R9' and 'Fenomeno'), the wavy patterns are a nod to the infamous lateral design of that famous footy boot. Tying it to todays Mercurial Vapor wearing Brazilian phenomenon, Nike have given this amalgamation of history and tech to Neymar JR - celebrating Brazil's greatness at producing 'phenomenal' footballers.
The instep reminices a personal story for Neymar. Using the geometrical shard pattern seen on the Vapor VI, Neymar wanted to look back on the boots in which he debuted for Brazil in, and also scored his first International goal in.
Available now at Australia's True Football Destination, Neymar's latest signature Vapor XI - at SPTFootball, in-store and online.