Who should buy the Nike Mercurial Superfly 8 Elite KM FG

The 8th Superfly is still great for players who love a well-rounded cleat for their well-rounded games. This soccer cleat delivered on aspects that matter such as traction, ball control, and weight. 

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Of course, Kylian Mbappe will go crazy over this special version of the Superfly 8.

Who should NOT buy the cleat from Nike

The Nike Mercurial Superfly 8 Elite KM FG won't be for the following buyers:

  • wide-footers
  • athletes on a budget
  • feet prone to blisters

For these players, sticking with the Superfly 7 is an option. The more budget-conscious among them can also go for the Pro version or lower of the Superfly 8.

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Nike Mercurial Superfly 7 vs. Nike Mercurial Superfly 8

Compared to the Superfly 7, the Superfly 8 is

  • less pliable, so players are prone to blisters.
  • has a thinner upper, so it cannot provide as much protection as the Flyknit used in the 7

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When it comes to traction, the Superfly 8 KM FG means business!

The sole plate and stud configuration work together to give a "very solid (traction) package." No complaints there.

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The matte feel is the real deal!

The engineered mesh on the forefoot had a "matte feel," which effectively enhanced ball control.

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The fit is great!

Soccer players report that these cleats hugged their feet just right.

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Wide-footers still have to make size adjustments, though.

The cleat is light and supportive despite having a few extra features.

Though this is a tiny bit heavier than the previous version, the Superfly 8 Elite feels so light. The upper also felt like it's more aligned with the foot's movement, resulting in a good lockdown.

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This soccer cleat, however, has features that do not really have functional significance; they are there for show. A good example is the rear Speed Wings. 

Performs well, looks good

We just couldn't help it; these mid-top cleats from Nike really looked great.

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However, we are bummed that the Nike Mercurial Superfly 8 Elite KM FG is just a collared and ridiculously more expensive version of the Mercurial Vapor 14.

Facts / Specs

Weight: 7.2oz
Top: Mid
Surface: Firm Ground
Collection: Nike Mercurial, Nike Mercurial Superfly, Nike Mercurial Superfly 8
Lacing System: Laced
BRAND Brand: Nike
Release date: Mar 2021

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