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Only four of the 1998 pairs will be available in India...

Nike annouced the availability of the new Nike Mercurial Vapor IX special edition boots, which were created to celebrate 15 years of the original silver-yellow-blue boots Ronaldo wore at the 1998 World Cup, at the House of Football, Planet Sports, Infinity Mall, Malad, Mumbai.

“In the years since the first Mercurial boot was created, modern construction has allowed for a more refined way of making boots. For example, the original version of this boot was constructed of multiple materials stitched together. This version is a one-piece, seamless upper as per other Nike Vapor Mercurial IX editions," VP Nike Football Footwear, Phil McCartney was quoted.

“Not only from the point of view of construction, but the team approached it with a 2013 aesthetic in mind too. The yellow from the 1998 version is replaced by the distinctive Volt color that became synonymous with Nike design last summer in London, and the original silver is updated with a metallic finish,” McCartney added.

Avinash Pant, Marketing Director, Nike India Pvt. Ltd. said, “We are really excited to announce that four pairs of the special edition Mercurial IX  will be available in India for sale. We believe that Nike’s House of Football is the ultimate destination for young footballers and hence these four pairs are available only at this space in Mumbai”.

1,998 pairs of the Mercurial IX Special Edition will be available beginning May 8 at select retailers around the world, including nike.com.

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