Verdict from 10 user reviews

5 reasons to buy

  • The majority of testers commended the excellent grip offered by the Nike MercurialX Vapor XII Academy Indoor.
  • These Mercurial cleats are praised by reviewers for their soft honeycomb-shaped textured synthetic upper.
  • The flexible collar allows for easy foot entry, said a few uses.
  • This soccer cleat highlights the Mercurial branding as seen on other cleats from the silo including the Nike Mercurial Superfly 360 Elite CR7 FG and the Nike Mercurial Superfly 6 Elite Firm Ground.
  • The low-cut collar on this cleat allows maximum ankle mobility.

2 reasons not to buy

  • One commenter criticized the poor quality of the MercurialX Vapor XII Academy Indoor after it came part on first use.
  • According to some reviewers, these indoor soccer cleats rub on the toes and on the sides of the foot.

Bottom line

The Nike MercurialX Vapor XII Academy Indoor is crafted for speed on the indoor courts. Wearers love its cool design as well as its dependable traction on court surfaces. However, critics were quick to point out this soccer cleats flaws. The cleat’s poor quality construction and its quirks in fit were some of the complaints mentioned by wearers. Then again, the cleat’s reasonable price point makes up for its minor flaws. Overall, the Nike MercurialX Vapor XII Academy Indoor is one soccer cleat that is worth checking out.

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Good to know

  • As with all soccer cleats carrying the Mercurial name, the Nike MercurialX Vapor XII Academy Indoor Court sports a lightweight design meant to bring speed to the indoor game. From eye-catching aesthetics to modern innovations, Nike has packed this model with everything a player needs to take command of the pitch.
  • This indoor soccer cleat shows off a full-synthetic make that ensures utmost comfort for its wearer. Its synthetic upper hugs the foot in a snug yet supportive wrap. It also sports a textured design meant to facilitate matchless ball touch even at high speeds.
  • The internal setup of this soccer cleat utilizes a sockliner that serves to provide lightweight cushioning for the feet. With this inner lining, foot pressure is minimized so wearers can play extended hours on the pitch, without straining their feet. Moreover, chances of injuries are also lessened.
  • Built with a traditional low cut collar, this soccer cleat ushers in a classic fit. Over its midfoot, a central lacing system serves as an added support as well as facilitates an adaptive fit. Meanwhile, a basic tongue also located on the midfoot offers a decent amount of padding on areas that come in contact with the ball.
  • Nike has also equipped this indoor cleat with a non-marking rubber outsole meant to supply explosive traction on street, court, and indoor surfaces. This sole unit also promotes acceleration and quick changes of direction on the court.

The Nike MercurialX Vapor XII Academy CR7 comes in the standard sizes for men. It has a medium width and fits true to size. The traditional low cut collar of this soccer cleat gives a classic and secure fit, especially around the ankles. Meanwhile, a central lacing system allows for a more personalized tightness that allows for natural movement of the feet.

A non-marking rubber outsole lines the base of this soccer cleat. Apart from durability, this sole unit delivers explosive traction on hard, indoor surfaces. It also performs with optimum responsiveness to enable acceleration and directional changes on the pitch.

The brand has designed the MercurialX Vapor XII Academy Indoor Court with a synthetic upper that wraps snugly around the feet. The upper utilizes a textured detail that gives a close and clean feel of the ball. It also allows for consistency in ball touch even during high-speed moments of the game.

To further improve the fit, this soccer cleat employs a central lacing system to allow wearers the option of customizing the shoe’s tightness.

  • This soccer cleat is available in a Black/White/Total Orange colorway.

How MercurialX Vapor XII Academy Indoor Court compares

This shoe: 73
All shoes average: 77
57 93
This shoe: £80
All shoes average: £90
£40 £220