• Top

    High Top

    Football boots with sock-like extension above the ankle level for added protection and support. the best high top fooball boots.

    Mid Top

    Football boots that offer coverage until the ankle level for extra stability. See the best mid top football boots.

    Low Top

    Traditional football boots without collars or extensions for maximum mobility. See the best low top football boots.

    Good to know

    Choosing the best collar height is a matter of personal preference and is not dependent on the type of surface played. More info here

  • Surface

    Firm Ground

    Football boots that provide rotational and aggressive traction on firm or dry natural grass. See the best FG boots.


    Football boots with flat, anti-slip rubber outsole great for indoor courts. See the best IC boots.


    Football boots with durable rubber outsole designed for excellent grip on short-piled synthetic grass. See the best Turf boots.

    Artificial Grass

    Low-profile, hollow-studded football boots intended for long-piled synthetic grass. See the best AG boots.


    Football boots built for street, dirt, concrete and polished pitches and also doubles as a casual wear. See the best Street football boots.

    Flexible Ground

    Football boots that are built for more than one type of surface. See the best Flexible Ground Football boots.

  • Collection
    Nike Mercurial

    Good to know

    Football boots are often categorized by brands into different collections based on their distinct purpose such as boots for Speed, Power or Control.

  • Lacing System
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95 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews

  • 95 / 100 | Soccer Reviews For You

    The shoes as a whole just wraps the foot nicely. The shoe fits really really nicely. I would say interms of the shape what they've changed, this is slightly wider through the mifd-foot and definetly wider through the forefoot area and toe box area, but maintains the same low profile and low volume of the shoe.

  • 95 / 100 | Unisport

    The new Vapor is engineered to offer both modern performance and a sensation of completely disappearing on foot. With a one-piece Flyknit upper, the rapture for 360 degrees, but it is more hardcore fighter jet.

  • First look / Unboxing | eastondle

  • First look / Unboxing | eastondle

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  • The Nike Mercurial Vapor 12 Elite Firm Ground wears a unique design that deviates from the usual Mercurial. The Swoosh has made a radical move with this new-generation boot that is crafted for players that have speed as their best ally.
  • For its upper, Nike has fitted the firm ground version of the Mercurial Vapor 12 Elite with a one-piece microtextured Flyknit. The material offers a snug wrap around the foot. It also ushers in a clean and close ball touch that gives wearers better control of the ball. Meanwhile, the ACC (All Conditions Control) ensures that touch is kept consistent no matter the weather conditions.
  • This football boot also utilizes a Nikegrip top cloth that helps give a locked-in fit. The fit is further enhanced by a central lacing system that also allows for some personalization. Additionally, a heel lining also helps provide stability for the foot.
  • The base of this football boot highlights a podular plate that is lightweight and functional. This type of sole unit mimics the shape of the foot for the best possible fit. Chevron studs attached to the plate deliver traction that facilitates quick moves on the firm ground.

The Nike Mercurial Vapor 12 Elite Firm Ground comes in both men’s and women’s standard sizes. It has a regular width and is known to fit true to size. This Mercurial boasts a form-fitting wraparound Flyknit upper. Moreover, the central laces also help give a personalized fit to match the wearers' preference.

The Nike Mercurial Vapor 12 Elite Firm Ground wears a microtextured Flyknit upper set in a one-piece construction. The stretchy Flyknit hugs the foot in a form-fitting wrap that gives a barefoot sensation. It also caters a close ball feel that improves ball control. With Nike’s ACC treatment on the upper, touch is kept consistent whether in dry or wet conditions.

Nike has also equipped this football boot with its Nikegrip technology that works to lock the foot in place. A heel lining also reinforces stability. Additionally, the shoe utilizes a central lacing system to give wearers the option of a personalized fit.

For its outsole, the brand has engineered this football boot to have a two-piece podular plate. This soleplate is made to be lightweight and highly functional, facilitating speed, which is what the boot is intended for. Underneath, chevron studs are placed on the heel and the forefoot. These studs offer reliable traction by way of rapid acceleration and breaking on the firm ground pitch.

  • This football boot weighs 6.6 ounces.
  • It comes in a Black/Challenge Red/Metallic Silver colorway and a White/Metallic Cool Gray/Total Orange colorway.