The Nike Hi-Vis Merlin is the new official 2019-20 Premier League winter match ball and is inspired by the first-ever Nike Total 90 Aerow Hi-Vis version, which made its inaugural Premier League appearance during the 2004-05 season.
With the Hi-Vis football introduced to the Premier League 15 years ago, the latest iteration of the Premier League Hi-Vis Merlin footballs pays homage to the iconic heritage of the Total 90 Aerow football with a “T90” logo featured on one of the panels. It marks the first time in the competition’s history that the Hi-Vis football will have a different design to the regular season Merlin.
This season’s Hi-Vis Merlin will launch on pitch at Premier League fixtures on October 25 and is availble October 1 on nike.com.
Additionally, a limited number of Hi-Vis Total 90 footballs will be reissued with the exact same detailing and specifications of the original, featuring 26-panel hand-stitched construction combined with texture flash casing. These replicas, which come in a commemorative box, will be available on nike.com on November 8 and will be numbered out of 600.