In 1994, EA SPORTS launched a football video game that transformed the way players connect with the sport. The game and its graphics have evolved over the years, as has its popularity. Every day, over 3 million players around the world take to the virtual pitch.
In conjunction with the game’s latest launch, Nike and EA SPORTS have collaborated on a limited edition Mercurial Superfly. The boot highlights the progression from the 16-bit graphics of ‘94 to today’s high definition output. Limited to 1,500 pairs, each boot is individually numbered on the heel.
As a nod to the advancements in gaming technology, the medial side of the boot has a pixelated 16-bit graphic that transitions to high-definition on the lateral side. The EA SPORTS logo appears on the sockliner, lace and heel. A special Mercurial logo was designed just for this boot and its accompanying shoebox and bag. Much like the upper, the logo also transitions from high definition to 16-bit. A golden thread through the laces and an iridescent plate completes the design.