Nike Air Zoom Mercurial Vapor Elite XXV FG - Metallic Silver/Volt/Black
25 years of Pro:Direct, 25 years of obsession. And now, 25 years of speed. Yes, just like us, the Mercurial has hit the quarter-century mark, and Nike have got their best silver out to celebrate. Adorned with commemorative “MXXV” branding, the design incorporates historical Mercurial logos, along with Volt accents – one of the most popular colors on Mercs through the years, as seen on iconic cleats such as the Greenspeed. The silver and green combo, of course, dates all the way back to R9’s trailblazing chrome Vapor 1 from 2002. If you love your low-cuts, there’s no finer tribute to the series. Like all the latest Elite Mercurials, the MXXV features Zoom Air underfoot: flip the cleat upside down for a look at the specially developed forefoot airbag in all its articulated glory. When you push off or change direction, it flexes with your foot and returns energy to propel you into action, working with tri-star cleats to enable the dynamic moves that make the difference in the final third. It’s not just the soleplate that’s faster than ever. Every aspect of the Vaporposite+ upper has been optimized for speed. Ventilated Flyknit and a cut-out Speed Cage lining combine to provide lightweight, flexible support, and the outer layer features chevron texturing, engineered to give a natural, tactile feel on the ball when dribbling at pace. For comfort, the seams at the ankle are offset to relieve pressure on the Achilles, while the refined central lacing system accommodates a wider range of foot shapes and allows easy entry to get you game-ready in no time. Now that’s fast.
Starting with “The Nike” back in 1970, the Swoosh’s designs have always led the way when it comes to combining style and performance.
Their modern range includes the ever-popular Mercurial for speed, as worn by the legend that is Cristiano Ronaldo, along with the touch-focused Phantom GT. Or, if you prefer a classic cleat, the more traditional Tiempo and Premier are your go-to options.
Nike offer cleats for all types of surface and levels of play, including their exclusive Anti-Clog editions with soleplates designed specifically for wet, muddy pitches.
Cleat Class - Elite
• 25th anniversary edition Mercurial
• Allover graphic made up of historical Mercurial logos
• Silver upper recognizes a milestone year for the Merc
• Volt accents connect with popular cleats from the series’ past, including the Greenspeed and the 2002 Mercurial Vapor 1
• Mercurial range endorsed by Kylian Mbappe, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Ada Hegerberg
• Forefoot Zoom Air cushioning for energy return
• Lightweight Pebax soleplate for explosive spring and stability
• Combination of tri-star and bladed traction for speed in every direction
• Ventilated Flyknit closure for breathability and comfort
• Thin yet strong Speed Cage lining for adaptive support
• Vaporposite+ engineered textile upper with grippy mesh for improved touch and ball feel
• All Conditions Control (ACC) for a reliable touch in any weather
• Cushioned insole
• Firm ground soccer cleats
Ground Type Guide
Selecting the correct sole plate for the surface you are playing on is crucial, not only for the performance and longevity of your cleats, but also to avoid the risk of injury.
Using an outsole that isn't designed specifically for the surface on which you are playing may cause premature wear and/or damage that will not be deemed as a fault of manufacture and will prevent the retailer accepting them for a refund or exchange.
Cleats with Firm Ground soleplates are only to be used on natural short-grass surfaces that is firm underfoot but may be slightly wet.
Designed specifically for this playing surface, they offer acceleration, comfort and enhanced traction, dispersing stud pressure evenly across the foot.
FG soleplates are fixed (not removable) and are used worldwide; wetter countries tend to use them spring to autumn.
FG cleats are not to be used on artificial ground (AG) surfaces as the construction is not designed for the extra friction.
FG cleats used on AG surfaces will invalidate the manufacturer’s warranty.