Nike Innovation 2016 -- Nike Mercurial Superfly In Silver/Black/Volt

One of the very first performance aspects of 2016 Nike Mercurial Superfly is the new anatomical Nike plate that maps the natural contours of the foot, eliminating the gap that previously existed underfoot. By cradling the foot, it enables the foot to move with the boot instead of against it.
New Nike Mercurial Superfly
This One Comes With A Disclaimer

Unfortunately, this pair from sports-kicks.uk came with a slight defect, the first one we have encountered on any Nike boot. It seems that when the leather was placed across the upper of the boot, a crease was created in the base material. As a result, there is a hot “line” inside the boot that is not comfortable. It has the potential to cause blisters by rubbing along the little toe area.
Nike Mercurial Superfly
Nike also successfully engineered a single-layer chassis for the new Nike Mercurial Superfly Silver/Black/Volt sole plate.  Soccer plates traditionally have many overlapping layers of material, but Nike utilized a new vacuum forming process to hollow out the plate.

The new Mercurial soleplate is 40% lighter than the carbon fiber plate it replaces, yet it is stronger and more responsive. You can feel it inside the boot if you run your fingers along it and can be seen as you make a slight bend in the boot – per below.
2016 Nike Mercurial Superfly
We reached out to several retailers and Nike directly, to which they all replied that this hadn’t been reported before. To that end, we are reporting this as a warning and waiting to see if anyone else encounters similar issues!

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