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Top: High
Surface: Firm Ground
Collection: Nike Mercurial
Lacing System: Laced
Price: $170
Brand: Nike
Colorways: Orange, Green, Pink, Black
Size
Small True to size Large
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A top rated Nike soccer cleat
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Expert Reviews

Experts are soccer players, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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85 / 100 based on 5 expert reviews

  • 88 / 100 | Soccer Reviews For You | | Level 5 expert

    It is not exactly the same as the Vapor 11s but it does have similar features and it's a pretty decent shoe.

  • 88 / 100 | Soccer Reviews For You | | Level 5 expert

    It's really just a barefoot tight-fitting shoe. That's kind of what the Mercurial line is all about and you get that premium vibe with this particular model.

  • 78 / 100 | SoccerCleats 101 | | Level 5 expert

    They are a solid boot, but what you get from wear one is what you get all through your time with them. I can just see money being spent more wisely on other options.

  • 81 / 100 | Football Boots | | Level 2 expert

    The Veloce III is much more better suited to the club players out there so if you are not interested in the highest level of performance, then so go for Veloce III.

  • 91 / 100 | Football Review UK | Level 1 expert

    I think it'll take about three to four games to break in.

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  • Nike has become popular with creating great scale-down models of soccer shoes. For consumers who are looking for decent cleats for a lower rate, Nike has created models such as Mercurial Veloce III Dynamic Fit Firm Ground (FG). Although it may not contain the high-standard materials such as in SuperFly V, it still holds promising features that aids in performance.
  • What sets this model apart from its original version is the Dynamic Fit Collar. The main purpose of this collar is to provide sock-like sensation. Aesthetically, it does look like a sock and is shaped for a mid-cut version. It is seen with other Mercurial models such as the Nike Mercurial Superfly 6 Elite Firm Ground, and is known to provide ankle protection.
  • Another upgraded component in this shoe is the Speed Ribs. These are the thin textured lines found dominantly in the upper. Technology-wise, this feature aims to boost responsiveness. In any type of weather for short-grass fields, Mercurial Veloce III Dynamic Fit is guaranteed to enhance traction, with the help of these slightly embossed ribs.
  • The outsole, on the other hand, is made from TPU (Thermoplastic urethane) material which is scientifically proven to be a solid protection against impact. Having TPU for the soleplate is synonymous to having durable yet heavier shoes. However, to compensate this, lightness is still attested with the upper’s synthetic material. It consists of a microfiber quality that produces an easeful fit. It is also characterized by its flexible feel.
  • Above the soleplate is a removable insole made out of the traditional Nike mesh upper and a foam seen with other high-end models for better cushioning.

The Nike Mercurial Veloce III Dynamic Fit Firm Ground is available in men’s and women’s versions. Men’s sizes run from 6 to 14 while for women’s, it ranges from 7.5 to 15.5. The micro-textured upper material coupled with the Dynamic Fit Collar that runs through the center, provides a flexible and snug-like fit. The lacing system adds up to the comfort adjustability.

The soleplate is layered with nylon and TPU. The combination of these materials has been tested to deliver durability. The same qualities are also found in Nike Vapor 11. Nylon is basically an internal component to the soleplate. TPU, on the other hand is the visible material that adds a rubbery feel to the outsole.

The stud pattern embedded in the soleplate is popular for being aggressive, especially with rapid changes in foot movement. Bladed chevron studs are configured for better ground penetration. By far, this traditional alignment has been known to provide higher-level traction.

Mercurial Veloce III Dynamic Fit’s upper is an embodiment of enhanced touch and fit. Its Speed Ribs textured upper is tailored to give more ball control. Passing and striking are made to run smoothly with this synthetic material. Additionally, its microfiber inner entails comfort fit that follows the shape of the foot.

Comfort flows all the way through the mid-cut Dynamic Fit collar which is also enclosed in the forefoot area. Above it is a dual lacing system that completes the snug package.

  • Alexis Sanchez, a professional soccer player from Chile was seen wearing Mercurial Veloce III Dynamic Fit Firm Ground.
  • Just like the Nike Mercurial Superfly 360 Elite CR7 FG,  the Nike Mercurial Veloce III Dynamic Fit FG has a CR7 (Cristiano Ronaldo) version.
  • The soccer cleat includes an insole with a mesh upper.

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