Throwing it back to 1998, Nike released the revolutionary KNG-100 Upper
The lightest and most durable premium leather technology at the time, making the Mercurial the lightest boots ever made
A stitching pattern throughout the entire upper made these boots super sleek and lightweight
The Sole Plate:
A revolutionary plastic soleplate was used with super light materials, much lighter than anything on the market
They featured a plastic spine that ran through the middle of the boots for extra support and structure
Injected Aluminum studs were used, much different than the traditional screw in circular plastic studs
Notes and Comments:
The ultimate boots for every collector. The first ever signature Ronaldo R9 edition, as exclusively worn in the 1998 World Cup.
A super rare piece of history. Using superior materials and technology at the time
Coming up on 25 years in 2023, this boot will continue to rise in rarity and will be even more difficult to come across
Sole plate is in excellent condition, no signs of any cracks or deterioration.
Features a SAMPLE tag - more like a Sample sticker on the tag. THe number "07" is written on the right sole as well
This could have been a promo item or a pre release pair given out to sales reps (just speculation), they are the exact same specs as retail and have nothing different about them, aside from the tag (see last pic)
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