The Nike Mercurial Vapor is one of the most historic boots in the history of soccer. Since it’s release in 2002, Nike has continually outdone itself by adding more and more features that are, bar none, the best. Just before the World Cup in 2002, a special chrome/lime variation of the Vapors were introduced to the world and worn exclusively by Ronaldo of Brazil. There were only 4,600 total pairs made for the public to wear. While wearing these boots for the first time, Ronaldo put these in the spotlight. He won the Golden Boot with a total of 8 goals, including 2 in the final against Germany.
These shoes are $225.00 retail, only $202.49 at SoccerPro.com, but we’re not telling you where to buy your cleats (cough, cough). In my opinion, Nike is by far the greatest soccer shoe company in the world today. The Vapor is the most renowned shoe on the market today. With the World Cup in Brazil approaching, these Ronaldo-inspired cleats couldn’t come out at a better time.