Parker: Mercurial Vapor IX boot is perfect

Bafana Bafana striker Bernard Parker has described the new Nike Mercurial Vapor IX boot as "perfect"

Posted: 18 January 2013 Time: 01:39 pm

Bafana Bafana striker Bernard Parker has described the new Nike Mercurial Vapor IX boot as "perfect" for a footballer.

The Mercurial Vapor IX, which was launched yesterday and can be seen in the image above, is engineered with a completely new upper to deliver a level of support and touch offering players a deadly combination of speed and skill when it matters most.

Nike's new Speed Control texture on the upper gives players the confidence to perform at speed with enhanced friction that combines with a snug and responsive fit - a hallmark of Mercurial boots.

During a behind scenes photo shoot of Nike's African football campaign, Africa's Deadliest, Parker tells KickOff.com the boot gives him a good connection to the ball.

"I love this boot, especially for shooting. You will always get a good connection with this boot and as a striker; I must always get a good connection," he says.

Parker's sentiments are shared by one of South Africa's top strikers Benni McCarthy. "It is elegant… It is class," Bafana's all-time leading goal scorer says.

The Mercurial Vapor IX, originally launched 10-years ago, features a unique, lightweight plate, incorporating two different pieces of glass fiber that increase flexibility and responsiveness, providing energy return in the heat of the game.

A selection of Nike's sponsored players will for the first time on Saturday, January 19 be seen wearing the boot during Afcon including South Africa's Parker and Ivory Coast captain Didier Drogba.

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Previous comments on this story...

BHACAJUJU IN FULL SWING!!!
posted: 01:42 pm
Parker if I were u I will prefer to use ADIDAS F50....I thnk it can match u strndnd nt dat plastic
thuth teller
posted: 01:43 pm
Kick Off has never been THIS boring sjoe!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Filaz Roger Feutmba...Sandawana
posted: 01:47 pm
Majoro: "Patrick boot is perfect for tap-inns"
Lord Vincent
posted: 01:52 pm
Only one boot remains the best I've ever seen. That is the Adidas predator mania. Man Zidane made me love that boot!
Gucci Man
posted: 01:54 pm
Ndulula,Myeni,Jali,Klate will wearing their boots at home watching the AFCON , joined by a double left footed plumber/painter Mayambela
nalabi
posted: 01:55 pm
Editor I want this boot tell Parker to give me one
Gucci Man
posted: 01:56 pm
Guys...please just check....who is that guy on the far left ?
I hope its not Moeneeb Josephs............ha ha ha ha ha
Anti-Zebra
posted: 01:57 pm
Hai Hai Haikhona? Did I read correctly?

During a behind scenes photo shoot of Nike's African football campaign, Africa's Deadliest, Parker tells KickOff.com the boot gives him a good connection to the ball.

Parker does not come near the circle of Africa's Deadliest. It's either Kickoff or Nike who insulted Parker, featuring him in a campaign named 'Africa's deadliest.'

Hehehehe Parker, Africa's deadliest....hehehehe Parker you got punked lol
... joe banana.....
posted: 01:58 pm
THE EVER SHINING GHOST

ha ha ha... i think some pirates players like uncle (moow)neeb, mxhosa, mzulu and bernie may agree with Hond, they look so chuffed in this pic
Nebo
posted: 02:02 pm
Heeee were 's other leg of Nyawan?
... joe banana.....
posted: 02:03 pm
Gucci Man

posted: 01:56 pm | Report

Guys...please just check....who is that guy on the far left ?
I hope its not Moeneeb Josephs............ha ha ha ha ha
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ha ha ha.. its him khosi, and looks like those old knees were threatening to crumbble under his body.....
... joe banana.....
posted: 02:05 pm
Where is the other leg on nyawana? Ha ha ha, Nebo jou sleg!
cmash
posted: 02:07 pm
Filaz

posted: 01:47 pm | Report

Majoro: "Patrick boot is perfect for tap-inns\"

A goal is a goal dumbass...tap in, long range, penalty, bicycle kick, It doesnt really matter.. mbesuma can score 5 longrange goals its ok, majoro will score 20 tap ins and be the leading goal scorer... take that
TREBLE CHAMP KING
posted: 02:09 pm
Grand prix will be fine for Shabba futhi enga pholishwanga, abe o left womabili
AJ15 2013 afcon
posted: 02:09 pm
Any news about aiyekhona...yeye's todler
Khosiologyst ...''Echte Liebe''
posted: 02:10 pm
Filazposted: 01:47 pm | Report
Majoro: "Patrick boot is perfect for tap-inns\"
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LMAO............hehehehehe eish, people like Filaz can make you jeopardise a deal. O reng wena monna Patrick is perfect for tap-ins...o tella Major san! hahaha
TREBLE CHAMP KING
posted: 02:10 pm
Shabba cannot even stand for picture with his right foot, i quote The educated Phefeni boy, "i arrest my cases"
Cup Kings of SA Soccer
posted: 02:11 pm
Article by: Ryan Cooper I quote, “Oh how we miss Morgan Gould. Last night’s game again proved that the Sangweni/Khumalo partnership is just not working, and I’m hoping Igesund gives Bernard Parker and/or Lehlohonolo Majoro a starting chance against Algeria on Saturday.
A fair percentage of our fans are clueless about the game. The hand-ringing for coaches to make changes, the booing of players … how is this supposed to help the nation? Igesund was pleading for us to get behind the team, and by and large they did last night but for a few idiots who are not happy with the inclusion of Kaizer Chiefs players getting on the players’ backs......... Andile Jali, Klate, Myeni and Segolela are not in the final 23 man squad so you must just accept and move on idiots” Unquote
TREBLE CHAMP KING
posted: 02:13 pm
check Khune on the other last side, ufile yi Gonorrhoea, he cant even run, amasende ayashisa
mno
posted: 02:14 pm
Filaz

posted: 01:47 pm | Report

Majoro: "Patrick boot is perfect for tap-inns\"
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ha ha ha, is it still available?
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