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Brand: Nike

Model: Mercurial TN

Key Features: A reworked, football-inspired Mercurial upper is placed on an Air Max Plus sole unit, featuring the signature exposed Air Unit in the heel and forefoot. Nike Swoosh branding is found on the toebox, while TN branding is present on the heel.

Release Date: The black and orange colorways will be available on May 17, with the white colorway to follow on May 31.

Price: £145 // €165 (approximately $195 USD)

Buy: Nike and Footlocker UK and EU

Editor’s Notes: The 2018 FIFA World Cup is less than a month away and Nike is ramping up its street-ready options for the fashion-conscious fan with its latest hybrid sneaker.

Both shoes launched in 1998 and have quickly set the benchmark in their respective domains, the Air Max Plus on the streets and the Mercurial on the field. Now, 20 years later, the two silhouettes have been combined for an extra special release ahead of the World Cup. Coming in three distinct colorways, the orange detailing on each pair is sure to turn heads.

Drawing from what has been working best for the Swoosh recently — exaggerated logos and hybrid sneakers — the Nike Mercurial TN is a perfect crossover for sneakerheads and football fans alike.

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Fabian is from Bangkok, Thailand, lived in NYC for a New York minute, and loves food, football, and sneakers.

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