Summary

We spent 8.7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what soccer players think:

9 reasons to buy

  • Some players mentioned that the Nike Mercurial Superfly V Firm Ground offers an impressive ball touch because of the speed ribs in the upper.
  • The majority of the users were very happy with the shoe’s lightweight construction.
  • The Mercurial Superfly V Firm Ground has a great design and eye-catching colorways, said some reviews.
  • A few mentioned that the Flywire cables are very efficient in providing a secure lockdown and enhanced fit.
  • Several users admired the mid-cut collar because it provides security and sock-like feel.
  • According to some comments, the shoe has a great traction for speed and agility.
  • Based on some reviews, the Mercurial Superfly V Firm Ground has a better fit compared to its predecessors.
  • The shoe runs true to size, noted in most reviews.
  • A handful of users admired the soleplate of the shoe because it is not stiff and responsive.

6 reasons not to buy

  • Most purchasers mentioned that the Mercurial Superfly V Firm Ground is very expensive.
  • Some users were disappointed because they experienced severe blistering particularly in the heel area.
  • According to some users, they experienced heel pain due to the shoe’s 3D sole plate.
  • Several players mentioned that the shoe is not durable enough to last an entire season; they said that the sole plate started to separate after a few uses.
  • Some of those who tried the shoe mentioned that it is too narrow for their preferences.
  • Break-in period is necessary, said some comments.

Bottom line

The Nike Mercurial Superfly V Firm Ground (FG) is designed for firm grounds. It is one of the lightest soccer shoes from Nike that provides a good combination of speed and agility. The Flyknit upper material offers great ball touch, breathability, and comfort. This soccer cleat also offers reliable traction to keep players in the game. A few users recommend this shoe for midfielders and forwards.

Facts

Top: High
Surface: Firm Ground
Collection: Nike Mercurial
Lacing System: Laced
Price: $300
Brand: Nike
Colorways: Orange, Black, Blue
Special editions: 1 special editions
Size
Small True to size Large
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Rankings

A top rated Nike soccer cleat
A popular pick

Expert Reviews

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88 / 100 based on 6 expert reviews

  • 86 / 100 | Soccer Reviews For You | | Level 5 expert

    If you're just looking for the most aggressive traction you can get from a frim ground stud pattern, the current Mercurial model, I think, is the way to go.

  • 86 / 100 | Soccer Reviews For You | | Level 5 expert

    Instead of the soleplate base being completely flat as it would be on pretty much any other shoe, it's got a little bit of a contoured shape in the forefoot area as well as in the heel. Honestly this is probably my favorite feature (Anatomical Soleplate) added to the Superly V coming from the Superfly V.

  • 92 / 100 | Soccer.com | | Level 3 expert

    The upper is very soft and comfortably fits a lot of foot types. The new soleplate is extremely comfortable and really makes the world of difference when playing and sprinting. Usually I can find one or two negative things about a cleat that kind of irk me, but in this case, I don’t think there are any.

  • 92 / 100 | SOCCER.COM | | Level 2 expert

    The redesigned upper on the Superfly V is a lot more comfortable and forgiving than what you found on the Superfly 4.

  • 92 / 100 | Adam Beeton | | Level 1 expert

    I know soleplates aren't normally what most people freak about but you all shit about this because not only is putting your foot on the plate like stepping on the cloud, it actually prevents your foot from moving. which makes the Superfly V an insanely responsive boot with no stop pressure.

  • 91 / 100 | Matt Jackson | Level 1 expert

    They are stylish. I love the color. They are comfortable. They fit well and they are light as well.

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  • The 5th version of the Nike Mercurial Superfly features a full Flyknit Construction that wraps the foot comfortably. The Flyknit material provides a second-skin fit while keeping the foot well-ventilated.
  • The upper of the shoe features the Speed Rib 3D texture that is designed for improved ball manipulation. Along with it is the All Conditions Control (ACC) technology that improved ball control in dry and wet conditions.
  • The notable Dynamic Fit collar is specifically designed for enhanced fit. The collar wraps the ankle to deliver a sock-like feel.
  • The Mercurial Superfly V Firm Ground also features the 3D Speed Plate that adapts to the foot naturally for an explosive speed. It has a lightweight design with precision-placed studs for efficient starts and stops.

The full Flyknit construction and Dynamic fit collar of the Nike Mercurial Superfly V FG provide a sock-like fit for a more comfortable wear. The shoe is available in men’s sizing and the sizes are from 6 to 13. Those women who want to wear this soccer shoe must purchase 1.5 higher to get the perfect size.

The Mercurial Superfly V FG utilizes the re-engineered 3D speed plate. It is designed to follow the natural shape of the foot for a better underfoot feel. Because of the anatomical design of the plate, the gap between the sole and foot is eliminated. Compared to the old carbon fiber plate, the speed plate is made 40% lighter for a better performance in the field.

This soccer shoe provides reliable traction on firm grounds. The studs have the same shape and evenly distributed in the shoe’s sole unit. The studs on the heel are designed for braking and the studs in the forefoot are configured for propulsion.

The upper of the Nike Mercurial Superfly V FG features a full Flyknit upper coverage for foot ventilation and enhanced comfort. The Flywire cables are integrated into the upper construction for a more secure foot lockdown.

The Flyknit upper material also has a Speed Rib 3D texture that is specifically designed to create the much-needed friction between the upper and the ball for better ball manipulation. With the help of the ACC technology, efficient ball control is maintained on both dry and wet conditions.

The Dynamic Fit collar is specifically designed for an enhanced fit. The collar wraps the ankle anatomically for a sock-like feel. It is also flexible enough to allow the quick entry of the foot.

Along with the mid-cut collar is the Nike Grip System that keeps the foot in place. This technology prevents the foot from slipping inside the shoe.

  • Carli Lloyd Special Edition

This player-themed soccer cleat was released in honor of Carli Lloyd for bagging the 2016 FIFA Player of the Year. Reflecting the FIFA Women’s World Cup champion’s personality, the soccer cleat was tainted in a modest blue hue with silver accents. Some of her inspirational quotes were also printed on the upper.

  • Lock In Let Loose Edition

This colorway series is inspired by the idea that soccer player roles are multi-faceted. A player can sometimes be aggressive yet other times, they can also be creative. With this inspiration, the Superfly V FG is designed with a dual-toned palette, the laser orange and black gradient to represent the player duality. The Mercurial logo is stamped on the rear side while a large Nike graphic is placed on the lateral side.

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