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Nike Mercurial Superfly VIII Academy IC - Black/Black/Iron Grey
Fast by nature, the Nike Mercurial Superfly 8 Academy IC sees you sprinting away from the opposition with ease thanks to a new, more comfortable upper and a cushioned outsole that provides instant response. Its stripped-down design is inspired by the wings of a dragonfly, using minimal materials with maximum efficiency for fast, streamlined performance. The stretchy Dynamic Fit collar adapts to the shape of your foot to provide support during movement, while a cushioned rubber outsole propels you into action and ensures multidirectional grip on indoor and court surfaces.
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 - Team
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.
Indoor surfaces are used for small-sided games such as 5-a-side and Futsal and are usually flat, extremely hard and unforgiving. Indoor outsoles (sometimes known as IN, IT – Indoor Trainer or IC – Indoor Court or Indoor Competition) use non-marking materials such as moulded gum rubber (can be clear or coloured) and provide cushioning, traction, flexibility and durability.
Indoor shoes use pivot points, flex grooves and herringbone patterns for optimum movement and traction.