Who should buy the Nike Mercurial Vapor 13 Elite Firm Ground

This Nike cleat is a good match for you if:

  • You want a shoe with Aerotrack technology for a lighter feel
  • You are after a soccer cleat with four chevron studs for optimized traction and grip on firm ground courts

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Features of the Nike Mercurial Vapor 13 Elite Firm Ground

The Nike Mercurial Vapor 13 Elite Firm Ground soccer cleat is one for the player who's looking for that fit and control on the pitch. The pair’s construction creates a sock-like sensation as it does away with hard elements like Flywire.

Nike Mercurial Vapor 13 Elite Firm Ground midsole

The brand has achieved this by fusing Flyknit with tenacity yarn. This combo not only affords the wearer a soft and comfortable fit but it also creates a closer to the ball feel. This, in turn, gives way to a more barefoot feel. Nikeskin with All Conditions Control technology is also part of the upper.

Nike Mercurial Vapor 13 Elite Firm Ground laces

The former allows for precise touch to the ball, especially during speedy play. The latter ensures optimal control even in wet weather. 

Nike Mercurial Vapor 13 Elite Firm Ground toebox

The outsole, on another hand, holds its own set of innovations. The forefoot plate is made with Aerotrack technology that is designed to bring a lighter feel while featuring microgrooves. The forefoot carries a total of seven chevron studs while the heel area carries four. This configuration is designed to bring explosive acceleration on firm ground courts.

Nike Mercurial Vapor 13 Elite Firm Ground side toebox

Aside from the mouthful of technologies found in this model, the aesthetic elements found in the pair are not to be overlooked either. The outstep features a bold MERC print while the instep holds Nike’s all-famous ‘JUST DO IT’ slogan. 

Size and fit

With this Nike model's Flyknit that is paired with Nikeskin, it delivers a tight but soft and comfortable feel. The Flyknit for this model makes use of tenacity yarn. 

Nike Mercurial Vapor 13 Elite Firm Ground insole

This composition adds structure to the shoe without the need for hard reinforcements like Flywire. Flywire cables were a prevalent element in previous generation releases. 

Upper

The upper of the Nike Mercurial Vapor 13 Elite Firm Ground shoe is constructed with a combination of elements designed to deliver exceptional fit and touch. The upper is created with Flyknit with tenacity yarn.

Nike Mercurial Vapor 13 Elite Firm Ground side laces

The resulting material wraps around the player’s foot, creating a sock-like fit while maintaining a lightweight feel. This composition also allows structure without the use of hard elements such as the usual Flywire. Adding to this is a Nikeskin overlay feature. It ensures precision control even during high-speed play.

For wet weather conditions, the All Conditions Control technology promotes control, as well.

Outsole

The outsole of this Nike model has Nike Aerotrak technology that features microgrooves. It provides a lightweight fit while holding a total of seven studs. The heel area, on the other hand, carries four chevron studs.

Nike Mercurial Vapor 13 Elite Firm Ground outsole

This configuration optimizes traction and grip on firm ground courts. 

Colorways

Blackout Nike Mercurial Vapor 13 Elite ‘Under the Radar’ 

The ‘Under the Radar’ colorway of the Nike Mercurial Vapor 13 looks lethal in its all-black aesthetic. From afar, it looks like your usual low-top shoe; but upon closer inspection, nuances in the design are evident. For one, the Swoosh logo has an iridescent finish which breaks the monotony of the all-black shade. An iridescent effect is also used in the instep and outstep to reveal the words ‘JUST DO IT’ and ‘MERC,’ respectively. 

Nike Mercurial Vapor 13 Elite ‘New Lights’ 

The sky-like look of the ‘New Lights’ color pack delivers a refreshing look to the Nike Mercurial Vapor 13 Elite model. The colorway makes use of blue hero, obsidian, and white. The majority of the shoe is blue–from the laces down to a portion of the outsole. The instep and outstep prints create a beautiful contrast using the color white. Lastly, the studs are obsidian. 

Other colorways for the pair include: 

  • White/ Hydrogen Blue/ White

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Additional Info

Several athletes wear these thirteenth generation Mercurials. They include Tobin Heath, Christian Pulisic as well as Neymar.

Facts / Specs

Top: Low
Surface: Firm Ground
Collection: Nike Mercurial, Nikeskin, Nike Mercurial Vapor
Lacing System: Laced
BRAND Brand: Nike
Colorways: Blue / Black / White / Orange / Pink / Silver / Grey / Yellow
SKUs: AQ4176001 / AQ4176010 / AQ4176060 / AQ4176163 / AQ4176606 / AQ4176801 / AQ4176906 / CJ6320017 / CV3170180 / DB5603611

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