My Youth Soccer Guide

Nike Mercurial Vapor SL
uper Light soccer boots

There are two versions of these Nike Mercurial Vapor SL:

1. The special, limited edition designed primarily for Cristiano Ronaldo and Didier Drogba. Nike Mercurial Vapor SL Carbon

They are almost entirely made of Carbon Fiber. They are the lightest soccer cleats ever, so far (6.7oz. - 190 grams)…and one of the most expensive cleats ever - $400 (crazy).

Only 2,508 pairs were made, each one of them numbered.

  • 2,008 - Firm ground (FG)
  • 500 - Soft ground (SG)

    As far as I know they are all sold out. I saw a pair for about $800 on eBay.

    2. The second version, which I call 'a public edition' is the combination of SL's outsole (carbon fiber) and Mercurial Vapor IV's midsole and upper (Teijin microfiber).
    Here are the specs for the 'public version' of Mercurial Vapor SL:


    Nike Mercurial Vapor SL


    • Teijin - Top Super-Microfiber material; soft, ultra-lightweight, very durable and with capability of adjusting to the foot's shape.
    • Heel Wrap - an injected TPU heel wrap supported by a strip of Carbon Fiber...wraps the bottom part of the heel, stabilizing and protecting it.
    • Cover Lace System – stitched, very thin and stretch lace cover.
    • Vapor Heel Lock - exposed heel cup, reduced and positioned more laterally than in the MV III; inner foam pads hug each side of Achilles tendon above the heel to lock the foot comfortably in place.
    • Speed Last - re-engineered contoured last that mirrors and supports the anatomical curves of your foot.
    • Contoured sock-liner with EVA inserts reduces studs pressure.
    • Carbon Fiber Speed Plate - seven layers of carbon composite material interwoven with TPU and polyurethane.
    • Vapor Traction - two-piece TPU plate with direct inject bladed studs in the heel and Vapor forefoot plate with multi-directional traction pattern.

    Available for these types of surfaces:
    FG-Firm and SG-Soft (6 replaceable studs)

    Various colors of Nike Mercurial Vapor SL

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