Verdict from 2 experts and 9 user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • Many players felt that the soccer cleat helped them in producing accurate shots through its Speed Ribs construction.
  • Several users liked the sock-like sensation provided by the Flyknit upper of the Mercurial Superfly V AG-Pro.
  • Majority of the reviewers appreciate the soleplate of the soccer shoe because it conforms to the shape of the sole.
  • Majority of the users noted that the AG plate of the soccer cleat reacts well to synthetic grass.
  • A few players think that the Nike Mercurial Superfly V Artificial Grass-Pro made them move faster because it felt light.
  • One player thinks that the soccer cleat requires minimal break-in time due to the snug fit if offers.

6 reasons not to buy

  • A few users felt that the insole is of low quality due to the mesh liner that is easily peeled off.
  • A couple of users mentioned that the soccer cleat’s plate was not as contoured as in the firm ground variation of the Nike Mercurial Superfly V.
  • Some of the reviews noted the uncomfortable sensation they felt in the heel area.
  • One player noted that after using the Mercurial Superfly V AG-Pro for a few sessions, the soleplate started to separate from the soccer cleat.
  • A couple of users does not recommend the shoes to the wide-footed players.
  • The soccer cleat is expensive.

Bottom line

The Nike Mercurial Superfly V AG-Pro is specifically designed to work best in long-piled synthetic grass. Possessing features similar to its firm ground counterpart, this soccer cleat was notable for its excellent performance on synthetic grass. From its Flyknit upper construction to its AG-Plate, the shoe was lauded for its high-quality features. This soccer cleat is one solid choice for guaranteed safe and excellent performance on an artificial surface.

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Good to know

  • Similar to its firm ground variation, the Nike Mercurial Superfly V AG-Pro is a soccer cleat built for speed, but this time, it has been engineered to perform best in synthetic grass.
  • One of the elements that have been designed for speed is the cleat’s Artificial-Grass Plate. The plate consists of a unique stud pattern that features more hollowed conical than bladed studs. The whole arrangement is built to produce even pressure on the soleplate and quick changes of directions.
  • On top of the AG Plate is the 3D Speed soleplate which offers a contoured sensation on the footbed. Unlike regular plates that feels flat, this soleplate technology conforms to follow the arch of the foot to reduce pressure points and for a better energy return.
  • The anti-slip component inside the soccer cleat is the Nike Grip system specially built for the abrasive synthetic grass. The insole technology creates the friction needed to keep the foot from sliding. It is also integrated into other Mercurial cleats including Superfly V FG and Vapor XI FG.
  • The full upper construction is made of the revolutionary Flyknit that offers a breathable and lightweight sensation. It is due to the presence of micro-engineered fabric of polyester yarn knitted to produce a next-to-skin impression.
  • The Speed ribs are also present in the upper construction to improve ball control. These are raised surfaces positioned in the strike zones. The texture is constructed for better dribbling and shooting.
  • The soccer cleat is designed with a Dynamic Fit collar that is identical to its firm ground variation. The collar serves as a comfort element to the soccer cleat by wrapping the ankles snugly in a sock-like sensation. It extends through the midfoot for a seamless construction.
  • The soccer cleat is fastened through a tongueless lacing system positioned at the center.
  • The All Conditions Control (ACC) technology protects the soccer cleat in wet and dry conditions to maintain ball control.

Standard sizes are available for the Nike Mercurial Superfly V AG-pro. It can be purchased in both men and women versions. It provides true-to-size measurements. The soccer shoe offers a snug fit exceptionally comfortable for players with extremely narrow to standard foot width due to the full Flyknit. The soccer cleat is not highly recommended for the wide-footed.

The soleplate of the artificial grass variation of the Mercurial Superfly V is arranged with a unique stud pattern composed of eight hollowed conical studs on the forefoot area and two on the heel. The three-bladed studs are positioned with one at the center of the forefoot and two on the heel area.

The low-profile studs are built to improve perimeter traction while the hollowed form is intended for better grip in sand-filled and rubber pellet surfaces.

The plate has an added flex groove surface that is especially helpful when changing directions. It is built with a sturdier form in comparison to its firm ground variation, which responds appropriately to synthetic grass.

A breathable layer of nanofibers makes up the upper construction of the Nike Mercurial Superfly V AG-pro through its full Flyknit material. The groundbreaking technology from Nike is engineered to deliver barefoot sensation.

The strike zones are designed with raised surfaces known as the Speed Ribs. The texture is intended to produce great friction between the soccer cleat and the ball, allowing players to control the ball smoothly.  

A central lacing system encloses the soccer cleat for a more personalized fit. On its lateral side is the Nike Swoosh that covers a portion of the forefoot area while the medial side is designed with Nike branding.

Below the lacing system is a sock-like fabric that extends as a collar called the Dynamic Fit. The DF collar covers the ankles with a stretchable, comfortable fit.

How Mercurial Superfly V Artificial Grass Pro compares

This shoe: 79
All shoes average: 74
63 80
This shoe: £290
All shoes average: £150
£60 £290