Liking this latest release in the very affordable Nike Mercurial Glide range. It is actually the Glide II and takes over from the very popular/effective original Glide series. For those players that can’t splash the cash on the Vapor VI or Superfly II, the Glide is the next best option. And if there is one thing to note about these boots, it is that they are no slouch since Nike have went spent time developing a quality alternative for players on a budget.
The Mercurial Glide II features a very soft Teijin synthetic leather for supreme ball feel. There is no carbon fiber technology in the soleplate but you are getting a contoured speed last that is designed to mirror the shape of your foot. Weight wise, the glide comes in at a very competitive 9.0oz. And although this doesn’t match the likes of the Superfly, it is one of the lightest mid-range boots on the market.
One interesting note is that Nike have removed the lace cover from the new Vapor VII but decided to leave it on the glide. I guess it leaves this boot with a unique look and lets you reminisce about the good times you had with your Vapor VI! In my opinion, this looks far more exciting than what we saw on the original. I haven’t tested the Glide, but the price (around $95) combined with the all around package will appeal to many players out there.