Who should buy the Nike Mercurial Superfly 8 Elite CR7 FG
This offering from Nike is great for the following:
- players who prefer premium materials and up-to-date techs
- buyers with a generous budget for soccer cleats
- die-hard fans of Cristiano Ronaldo
Who should NOT buy this soccer cleat from Nike
Quite clearly, this premium shoe is not for those who have a very limited budget. They can go for the already cheaper Superfly 8 Pro FG or the even cheaper Superfly 8 Academy.
Those who love low-top soccer cleats are also not the targets of this Nike release. They are better off with the Nike Mercurial Vapor 14 Elite FG.
The spikes dig deep and grip the ground well
The stud configuration and the length of the spikes are just right. The whole setup is able to bite the ground so stably, ensuring not only more confident strides but also safe and strong (kicking) postures whenever needed. Because of all this, an expert concludes that the Mercurial Superfly 8 Elite CR7 FG has a "very solid traction package."
The Mercurial Superfly 8 Elite CR7 FG has a nice fit, and an even better ball feel
The way the materials cling to the foot allows one wearer to have a "sock-like experience." According to him, this glove-like fit results in ball contact that "felt one-to-one." Many players have similar reports, and they add that this Nike cleat fits true to size.
Expect the Superfly 8 Elite CR7 FG to last
Several players share that their Nike Mercurial Superfly 8 Elite CR7 FG shoes prove to be an "ultra-thin yet durable" foot cover. One of these reviewers shares that his consistent 3-week usage produced "absolutely no signs of wear."
Ankle support is a priority, indeed
The Superfly 8 is the spitting image of the Vapor 14, save for the textile collar that makes it a mid-top cleat. According to one player, this additional feature "feels like butter" while on the pitch. Another happily shares that this collar has a "confident hold around the foot", giving it the support that it needs.
The materials are top-notch!
As a signature shoe for one of the sport's biggest stars, it is not surprising that the Nike Mercurial Superfly 8 Elite CR7 FG is made of some of Nike's most prized shoe materials. The materials feel supportive and very comfortable without adding on so much weight at only 7.2 oz or 204 grams, which is below the 7.7 oz (217 g) average we have on record. They are very pleasing to look at as well. Well, wearing cleats that scream "Cristiano Ronaldo!" will always be a proud moment, though they really require a sizable cash out.
It must be noted here that the shoe needs some time to properly break-in. One player shares that his pair needed three playing sessions.