Nike Mercurial Vapor SL Carbon Fiber Soccer Cleats: The Most Badass Shoe There Is

What is the go to material when you are looking for the best soccer cleats you can find? C’mon, it’s carbon fiber of course! Who better to utilize carbon fiber into an unbelievable looking and performing cleat than Nike. That’s where their Mercurial Vapor SL cleats come in, just take a look:

Nike Mercurial SL carbon fiber soccer shoe

Nike Mercurial SL carbon fiber soccer shoe

These $400 (retail) cleats are approved and worn by the one and only Cristiano Ronaldo (as well as Didier Drogba), and are made almost entirely from carbon fiber. As you can see, the entire upper portion is made from one piece of carbon fiber, and then the seven-layer outsole plate is made from a carbon composite interwoven with TPU and polyurethane. They call this Tepex, which you can read more about here. The studs at the bottom of the shoe are directly injected onto the chassis, giving maximum flexibility and speed.

Nike Mercurial SL carbon fiber soccer shoe

Nike Mercurial SL carbon fiber soccer shoe

Nike Mercurial SL carbon fiber soccer shoe

The shoe is aimed towards increasing a players speed by utilizing the extremely lightweight and strong material in as many places as possible…hence the SL in the name, which stands for “Super Lite”. In fact, it only weighs in at 190 grams. The development process for Nike took 3 years, and spanned four different continents. When developing the cleat, Nike didn’t care about money, time, or manufacturing considerations. They had one goal…build the best soccer cleat.

Nike Mercurial SL carbon fiber soccer shoe

Nike Mercurial SL carbon fiber soccer shoe

Only 2,508 pairs were made, each one of them numbered. From those, 2,008 were “firm ground” and 500 were “soft ground”. It was released in August of 2008, and as far as I know you can only find them used now. The last I saw, a pair went for about $1,000 on eBay.

Nike also recently released matching carbon fiber Mercurial Blade shin guards, which we’ve written about here.

Now here’s some good videos, the first one being a great commercial that Nike did (We all know Nike makes awesome commercials) featuring Asafa Powell:

This next one is just some guys opening a box up with the shoes:

Big thanks to Chris for sending this one in, as well as sending some of the pictures in, thanks Chris!

  • Erik

    I want theses boots anybody got size 9us used torn new dosent matter I want them have all the other vapors but these! Email at Erik_barrios15@yahoo.com

  • Adam

    anyone got a size 8 1/2 or 9us citron mercurial vapors for sale

  • Darren

    i have a pair of nike mercurals with carbon fibre on the heel and are looking for someone to buy them for around £60 im selling them for that price because they have marks on them i bought the boots for £145 pound if u are intrested ring this number 01302 349077 they are size 8 and half

    • cristi

      Hello remained interested to see football boots sl boat is interested I would like to buy size 8 my id ursachi.cristi

  • zac

    i got these for free

    i had number 0007

    still got them they are the baddest boots ever but i will be willing to seel them for $1007

    • Alex

      ZAC what size are the vapors that youve got??

      • zac

        size 9 why ?????? do you want to buy they

        will be $5250 because they are the real 100% carbon fiber boots and there are only 2008 left in world

        • Hank

          @ZAC
          You’re stupid as shit… you can get them on eBay for $700
          Why would anyone pay $5,000 for them….

  • Kevin

    want to buy Nike mercurial SL carbon us 10 / Eu 44. if anyone got these shoes please contact me!

  • PLATNUIMROCK

    I have pair 1 of 2008 fg.

    • izze

      Do you still have them ill buy them from you if you have a size 7.5 or 8

      • carbon

        Theres a pair on ebay on sale , size US 8 . UK 7 of the carbon fibre .. first ive seen in years

  • http://None David

    I have a pair I think they are 10.5 us Anyone interested and they are used

    • Jake

      How much?
      My email is manchesterkid09@yahoo.com
      contact me with a price

      • carbon

        There ONE for sale on ebay US Size 8 . Think its the only one on the internet for sale.

    • Bryan

      if not sold how muxh my email is bryan.melendez.13@gmail.com

    • robert brauning

      i have been looking for these cleats for a year now and if u dont seel them i would love to have a price on them as soon as possible!

      • http://Mysite David

        David7is@yahoo.com make an offer 10.5 US

        • brandon

          how much do you want…please pick a reasonable price

    • jesus

      how do u wnt for them

      • alex

        100,ooo last ones on sell ever

    • Jesus

      how much do you want for them hit me up

    • sam monaghan

      are they still available to buy? or have you sold them? i would love to buy them off you

    • alberto

      what is the price

    • cole

      me i have been looking all over for these

    • Kramer

      How much would you like for them?

      • David

        350

  • izze

    Does anyone have some nike mercurial vapor sl? ive been looking everywere for them and i cant find any.

  • Lia

    You guys know anyone that has some of these boots a size 7.5? Please leave a comment. Thanks

  • http://Mysite David

    $ 120 still have them

    • brandon

      what size?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=752070482 Jay

      DUUUDEE!! i beg of you!! please let me buy them from you!! i BEG OF YOU!

      im soo obsessed with them! pleasee! here you have my email: pops_6s@hotmail.com

      please contact me as soon as possible!!

  • Frederik

    David!?

    If they are size US10 and EU44. contact me! i’ll buy them! frederikv_-@hotmail.com

    • Zack

      Yes

  • modou

    ive been looking for this boots for 2 and a half years please contact me mo.dou@hotmail.co.uk

  • morgan jones

    i willl buy them from you, for a price under 300

  • Lance

    I will pay whatever u want for the cleats. money is not a problem. email me at liv4soccerdie4grls@yahoo.com
    if the all carbon fiber cleats are available. thanks

  • scout

    omg i love these boots i wish they made my size 13.5 and i had enough money

  • Troy.m

    Please, if you have a size 7 or 7.5 in UK anything around that would be awesome if I could buy it off you. I will be getting the Nike BLADE shin guards which is the same material. CAN I PLEASE HAVE A OFFER!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Contact me please at dmtmarshall@optusnet.com.au
    PPPPPLLLLLEEEEEAAAAASSSSSEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • luke

    what i buy it?

  • Selena

    anyone selling a size 4 ??

  • Rob

    If anyone has these in 7.5 or 8 please leave a coment or website. THANKS!

  • Ryman

    Anyone got these 8 1/2 us? new or worn I dont mind. thanks

  • Steve

    I’ve been look for ages for these boots and I’ve came so close to but them twice but have been told they didn’t have my size :(
    I am a US 7 & 1/2 or 8
    Will pay a reasonable amount for them. If you have them new or in good used condition, please comment.

  • Steve

    “I’ve came so close to BUYING them but….”

  • connor
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  • Cesar Perez

    there is actually going to be much more shoes made there isn’t a limit believe it or not because there magazines that say there is going to be more made there isn’t a limit

  • Johnny.L

    I really would love to have these boots, in a size 43 please, email me if you have them jlindgren97@gmail.com

  • kemal kepelek

    ich hab ein paar nike mercurial sl carbon und würde die schuhe vielleicht verkaufen!
    meldet euch einfach mal per e-mail aber bitte nur deutsch oder türkisch nicht englisch!
    only in German/turkish I am able nobody in English

    kemalkepelek@hotmail.com

  • David

    I sold my 10.5 us SL for $80.00. No one wanted them when I posted them ,so practically gave them away to some high school kid . SMH!

  • http://none Luis

    Contact me for a size 10 will pay anything name your price

  • Katy

    I’m really interested in these cleats, do they plan on making anything compatible to these. If not let me know if u have a pair to sale, probably around a 9. My email is kingscollision@gmail.com

  • Devin Perlee

    would really love a pair in 10-10.5. willing to pay a good amount for these cleats. they are my favorite pair ever made and i was upset when i wasn’t able to get them when they came out. shppirates1@gmail.com if you want to contact me for

  • Jonathan Edwards

    I would be so happy if any one is selling a pair in size 11-12. I too am willing to pay a lot for a pair in good condition. Contact at anmorgan@darienps.org

  • Brian

    If any one is interest I have a pair 9 and half contact me on my email it’s soccer415mvp@gmail.com

  • columbiaunited16

    would love to have a pair of 9.5 shoot me an email at tyler_hedrick1@yahoo.com or shoot me a txt at 8645543634

  • tyler

    anybody live in the greenwood,sc area i would love to own a pair of 9.5 contact me at 8645543634 or email me at tyler_hedrick1@yahoo.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/osvaldo.lopez.984 Osvaldo Lopez

    yes how much would you offer for them please

  • http://www.facebook.com/chance.chapman.507 Chance Chapman

    looking for a pair of these cleats will pay well. size 8.5 US. Or if anyone knows where to order these?

  • Luca

    Got a pair of these in excellent condition (worn 3 times in finals ;)) with metal cleats for soft ground (Numb. 208/500). Send me an email with your offer :) lucaindahouse@web.de

  • marian marks

    where can i get the official shoes that messi wears in games.

  • R2O

    Interested in a pair of these sz 10-11 soft or hard either one. Contact me jovannispools@gmail.com

  • silentburd

    I have a pair with original receipt , only seen the light of day 5 times since 2008 , size 9.5 UK

  • silentburd
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  • B

    I have a pair of these boots size 7 and never been worn any interested ?

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    SURE HOW MUCH FOR’EM

  • izze

    by any chance do you still have these or do you know were i can get some, i will a lot of money for those

  • Carl

    interested too.. whats you price?

  • B

    Can You Make An Offer ?

  • Daniel

    How much ? pleasee and do you sell to uk ?

  • Caesar

    Hey David do you still have them?

  • Caesar

    You still have them

  • Ceasar

    I will buy them from you?!

  • Brock

    Looking for size 8 mens
    Contact me at brockoparker@icloud.com