Kylian Mbappé’s Mercurial TN Celebrates the Air Max Plus’ 25th Anniversary - The Drop Date

Kylian Mbappé’s Mercurial TN Celebrates the Air Max Plus’ 25th Anniversary

Kylian Mbappé x Mercurial Air Max Plus (FV4553-500)

Celebrating a quarter-century of the iconic model that birthed Air Max technology, Kylian Mbappé co-signs the re-release of the OG Air Max Plus ‘Voltage Purple’ and new Mercurial Superfly 9 FG.

It’s the 25th Anniversary of the iconic silhouette that is the Air Max Plus – and of course, the Swoosh are pulling out all the stops for the momentous occasion. Paying homage to the progressive original sneaker that cultivated Air Max technology, acclaimed footballer Kylian Mbappé endorses the hybrid Nike Mercurial TN. Originally released in 2019, the model fuses the functionalities of a football boot with the appeal of the classic Sean McDowell’s design for a dynamic offering. Deriving from the 1998 Air Max Plus ‘Voltage Purple’ – the kicks are sure to receive the stamp of approval from both sneaker enthusiasts and ballers alike.

If you’re a big fan of the ‘Voltage Purple’ without the football-trimmings, you’re in luck! According to the word on the street, Nike will also be restocking the iconic sneaker in the upcoming months. Let’s get into the details.

A Closer look at the Nike Mercurial x Air Max Collection


Mercurial Superfly 9 FG (FV4553-500)

McDowell’s distinctive gradient design adorns the sidewalls, contrasting a peachy orange Swoosh. There’s no doubt that this offering looks great. However, it’s the intricate design technology that really elevates the model. Encapsulated by distinctive rubber caging, the transitional Vaporposite+ upper allows for an ultra lightweight feel that moulds to fit you. Underfoot, the midsole sports a two-toned holographic visual, emphasising the exclusive steez of this special edition drop. 

OG Air Max Plus ‘Voltage Purple’ (DX0755-500)

Fashioned from a mesh weave in the signature ‘Voltage Purple’ hue, the exterior is enveloped by a sleek black framework. Moreover, reminding us of palm trees and ocean waves essence that inspired the distinctive model. A vivid ‘Total Orange’ Swoosh streaks across the lateral and medial sidewalls, reaching towards the iconic hexagonal emblems that grace the tongue and heel. Supple leather gracefully embraces the mudguards, and akin to its ’98 predecessor, the hefty midsole incorporates the latest Air Max technology. A restock that both old-school and new-school sneaker connoisseurs can surely agree on.

Kylian Mbappé x Mercurial Air Max Plus (FV4553-500)

The Mercurial Superfly 9 FG & OG Air Max Plus ‘Voltage Purple’ are set to drop 15TH JANUARY ‘24 via NIKE & SELECT STOCKISTS (SEE BANNER BELOW).

25th Annivery

While you await the release, shop the latest from the Air Max Plus below. Stay locked to our socials @thedropdate for the latest sneaker news. 

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