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|The "Hi-Vis Collection" by Nike|
"When creating the Hi-Vis Collection we looked at our work in South Africa during the summer of 2010 (FIFA World Cup)," says Phil McCartney, Vice President, Nike Football Footwear in a media release introducing the latest range by the sporting giants.
He added:"The Metallic Purple and Total Orange color combination we used on-pitch really stood out both on the field for players and for the crowds in the stadium and at home."
|"Tiempo IV" of the "Hi-Vis" series|
|"Mercurial Vapor IX" of the "Hi-Vis" series|
As winter approaches and condition on-pitch change, visibility can become a key element of any match.
"If a player can get that flash of color in the periphery, and see a teammate make a run, that could be the small difference between timing the pass perfectly or not taking advantage - that's the sort of moment that can change the course of a game at the top level." explained McCartney.
For the Nike Football Hi-Vis Collection, the Nike Hypervenom and Mercurial Vapor IX come in a combination of Electro Purple and Volt with black detailing. The Tiempo IV and CTR360 come in a mix of Volt, Green Glow and Electric Green with black detailing.
The Hi-Vis Collection will be available from authorized Nike outlets and Weston Corporation stores from 1st October and retail prices as follows:
- Tiempo IV - $239
- CTR360 - $269
- Mercurial Vapor IX - $299
- Hypervenom - $309