Back in March Footy Boots ran a series of articles questioning the robustness of the Nike Mercurial Vapor Superfly.
With the football boot world keenly anticipating the release of these highly innovative boots, it had become clear that the Nike footwear was struggling to stand up to the rigours of the professional game as Didier Drogba, Andrey Arshavin and Luis Fabiano all suffered the indignity of ripped boots.
And so, just days before the launch of the Superfly on the retail market, Nike pulled the plug and recalled the boots from general sale. Fair play to Nike for that. Not only did they cancel the campaign but they held their hands up, admitted there was a fault and indicated their determination to put it right.
And now, three months on, the Superfly is back.