Verdict from 100+ user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • The Nike Mercurial Vortex III FG soccer cleat is a good shoe for its price expressed a satisfied purchaser.
  • A commenter shared that the Nike Mercurial Vortex III FG is ideal for players looking for a speedy soccer cleat.
  • The sock liner is perforated, ensuring excellent ventilation.
  • Additionally, the Nike Mercurial model was hailed by one of the reviewers for providing added control during quick play.
  • One customer remarked that he loved the look of this football shoe.
  • The Nike Mercurial Vortex III FG soccer cleat belongs to a budget-friendly price range.

1 reason not to buy

  • A consistent complaint from most of the purchasers of the Nike Mercurial Vortex II FG cleat is the sizing; majority expressed that the cleat runs small.

Bottom line

The Nike Mercurial Vortex III Firm Ground cleats do not disappoint for a shoe that belongs to a more budget-friendly price range. With the synthetic leather upper, this model provides decent ball control. What's more is that durability is not a concern for the reviewers, and with good reason - the synthetic upper and the TPU soleplate is known to last in soccer cleats. Although, one complaint that most of the users did bring up is the soccer cleat's sizing. The majority of the users expressed that this model runs a size small.

Tip: see the best soccer cleats.

Good to know

  • The Nike Mercurial Vortex III FG features a synthetic leather upper which provides durability. In addition to this, ribbing has been incorporated into the upper to optimize ball control. For fit customization, a central lacing system is also present.
  • For traction and durability, Nike chooses to use a full-length TPU outsole. To enhance the speed of this soccer cleat, angular studs are incorporated into the outsole.

The Nike Mercurial Vortex II Firm ground soccer shoe has a comfortable fit. The central lacing system makes a personalized fit possible. This lacing feature is also found in the Puma One 18.1 K-leather FG and the Puma Future 18.1 Netfit FG/AG shoe.

This soccer cleat is available in men and women’s sizes. Men and women can choose in EU sizes, from 38.5 to 47.

Featuring a full-length TPU outsole, Nike uses this material for its durability and the reliable traction it provides. Added advantages brought about in using this material is that it’s abrasion and impact resistant. It can also retain flexibility in cold temperatures.

Moreover, angular studs have been used by this soccer shoe to enhance speed in firm ground courts.

For durability, the upper used for the Nike Mercurial Vortex II FG soccer cleat is synthetic leather. It is designed to mimic the feel of natural leather, but with the added benefits of being more lightweight than their natural counterparts as well as being water-resistant.

In addition to this, a control-enhancement feature is present through the embossed ridges found in the upper.

  • The Nike Mercurial Vortex III Firm Ground soccer cleat is available in two colorways; namely: University Red/Bright Crimson/Black and Laser Orange/White/Volt/Black.
  • Nike created a premium version of this cleat in collaboration with Cristiano Ronaldo; this cleat has since been added to the CR7 line.


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