Verdict from 8 user reviews

3 reasons to buy

  • A good number of reviewers said the Nike Mercurial Vapor XI Neymar- Written in the Stars soccer cleat fits comfortably on the feet.
  • Some users observed that this soccer cleat has a very lightweight construction.
  • Most buyers appreciated the free string bag that comes with this soccer cleat.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Compared to other CR7s, this Mercurial Vapor model offers a very narrow fit, said a certain user.
  • Some players who tested the soccer cleat found its tight fit to be a bit restraining.
  • A few users were not very thrilled with the tongue-less construction of this soccer cleat.

Bottom line

The Nike Mercurial Vapor XI Neymar – Written in the stars features a Brazil-flag-inspired color palette. Its colors are amplified to a vibrant Blur Orbit and Volt at the request of Neymar Jr. This limited-edition soccer cleat also features constellation-like details on the upper, hence, its name. Built with a synthetic leather upper, it provides a snug and comfortable fit that wearers are sure to appreciate. However, the tight fit can feel a bit restraining to others. This version of the famous Mercurial Vapor also sports a tongue-less construction, which has received mixed reactions from shoe enthusiasts.

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Good to know

  • The Neymar – Written in the stars version of the Mercurial Vapor XI highlights a unique color palette inspired by the Brazil national flag. This design detail was specially requested by Neymar, with the colors boosted into more vivid hues of Blue Orbit and Volt. As its name suggests, this model also sports “constellations” across its entire upper, alongside details of Neymar’s favorite goals.
  • The upper utilizes synthetic leather in its construction, allowing for a snug wrap around the foot. For enhanced control, the cleat also features embossed horizontal ridges on its upper. It also employs Nike’s ACC (All Conditions Control) technology that gives consistency in ball touch in wet and dry conditions.
  • The base of this soccer cleat wears a compressed nylon plate that contours to the foot. This works to add support and comfort when playing on the firm ground pitch. It also ensures maximum traction that facilitates better cuts and turns.

The Nike Mercurial Vapor XI Neymar- Written in the stars highlights a tongueless construction that offers a secure lockdown and a supportive fit. Its synthetic leather upper also enhances overall fit with its comfortable wrap around the feet. This low top soccer cleat is available in the standard sizes for men. It is known to fit true to size.

The outsole sports a compressed nylon construction built to contour to the natural curves of the feet. This results in better support and comfort. Engineered for the firm ground pitch, this soccer cleat delivers solid traction on the playground, giving players the ability to accelerate swiftly out of tight spots and run past their opponents.

Nike has designed this version of the Mercurial Vapor XI with a synthetic leather upper that sports a colorway inspired by Brazil’s national flag. It also showcases a tongueless design that gives it a sleek look as well as a locked-down fit.  The horizontal detailing embossed on the upper caters a close feel of the ball for improved handling. Meanwhile, the ACC technology works to provide a consistent ball touch no matter what the weather conditions.

  • This soccer cleat was officially released in July 2017.
  • The Nike MercurialX Victory VI IC is also available in NJR Written in the Stars version.

How Mercurial Vapor XI Neymar "Written in the Stars" compares

This shoe: 71
All shoes average: 80
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This shoe: £140
All shoes average: £160
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