Who should buy the Nike Mercurial Vapor 14 Academy TF

This soccer cleat from Nike is going to be so suitable for the following:

  • buyers who are on a budget
  • younger and/or beginning athletes
  • soccer players with narrow feet and/or those who love a snug fit

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Who should NOT buy this soccer cleat from Nike

Those players who want premium materials on their feet are not going to be happy with the Nike Mercurial Vapor 14 Academy TF. They are better off buying and using the turf version of the Nike Mercurial Vapor 14 Elite.

Being narrow is a common issue among Nike soccer cleats. If players are willing to try other brands, the NB Furon 4.0 Pro is a good pick.

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An overall dependable performer

The following are what reviewers have to say about the Nike Mercurial Vapor 14 Academy TF:

  • "brilliant boots"
  • "lovely trainers"
  • "exceptional quality & design"
  • "very good football shoes"

With these comments, new buyers are surely going to get their money's worth when they choose this soccer cleat from Nike.

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The Mercurial Vapor 14 Academy has a nice grip

A reviewer reports that this soccer cleat has a "great grip" so he is worry-free when he runs fast, makes quick stops, and changes directions. Players are also sure that their feet are well planted when they make their kicks.

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Great quality for the price

Even if the Nike Mercurial Vapor 14 Academy TF is made of cheap materials, a reviewer still reports that they are impressed with the shoe's overall quality. Another goes further and says that the quality is better than the price that they pay for it.

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The upper provides support and comfort

Commenters relay that the Nike Mercurial Vapor 14 Academy Turf "keeps legs (feet) cool" and is really comfortable. It must be noted here that this comfort is only experienced if the wearer gets the right size.

Aside from being comfortable, this shoe is also supportive. A reviewer shares that the heel area has a nice shape so it's able to keep the foot in place quite well.

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The Nike Mercurial Vapor 14 Academy TF is narrow

When it comes to fit, reviewers have these to say:

  • "way too small"
  • "too tight"
  • "very tight due to padding inside"
  • "fairly narrow"

With all these comments, it is wise for soccer players with wide feet to go at least half a size up when they buy this model.

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This shoe does not last long

A player warns that his pair of soccer cleats start showing signs of wear and tear after they wore them only a couple of times.

The Mercurial Vapor 14 Academy has the looks

Many players share that they are happy with how stylish the Nike Mercurial Vapor 14 Academy TF is. One of them even says that the quality, looks, and colors of this soccer cleat from Nike are all "on point."

Facts / Specs

Base model: Nike Mercurial Vapor 14 Academy
Top: Low
Surface: Turf
Collection: Nike Mercurial, Nike Mercurial Vapor, Nike Mercurial Vapor 14
Lacing System: Laced
BRAND Brand: Nike
Release date: Feb 2021

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Akshay Kumar Malhotra
Akshay Kumar Malhotra

Akshay is a former professional soccer player turned sports journalist. His passion for the sport led him to start writing about it, and he is now a published author across various sports websites, featured on TheSportster and Sportskeeda among others. After he retired from the Singapore professional soccer scene, Akshay formed his own amateur soccer club FC Banterbury, initially just for laughs. Safe to say, soccer is an integral part of Akshay's life, and soccer cleats in particular are an obsession for him.