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Cheap Superfly Boots

The Nike Mercurial is one of the most popular football boot silo of all time, and the current Superfly model is headlined by the likes of CR7, Jadon Sancho, and Kylian Mbappe. Getting the exact Elite model that these stars wear come at a premium price, so Nike offers the following price-friendly alternatives for you to feel and be like your Superfly stars without hurting your wallet.

Click here to go straight to the low-priced Superfly boots. Keep in mind that the Superfly is the collared version of the Nike Mercurials, and such is the case for the options on the list. However less premium, they are also made of synthetic material and carries the visuals of the top-tier model via physical and graphical design.

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Cheap Superfly Boot Options

1. Nike Mercurial Superfly 8 Academy MG

Banks on the silo's high name recognition to become one of the best selling takedown boots

2. Nike Mercurial Superfly 8 Club MG

Another cheap Superfly option applicable to both FG and AG; more about academy vs club later

Academy vs Club

The Academy and Club are your cheap options for the Superfly. The former is the takedown model where you see a significant change in material and execution relative to the Elite, while the latter acts as the entry-level boot. The Academy has a soft and padded synthetic upper and a wider shape for a relaxed fit. The texture of the engineered mesh is replicated via moulded texturing. Neoprene replaces the Flyknit that comprise the tongue and collar of the Elite. While obviously not snappy as the actual Aerotrak outsole, the tooling of the Academy Superfly retains the spined split-sole structure. Academy is usually bought by casual adult players.

3. Nike Mercurial Superfly 8 Academy AG

Good for the new-gen synthetic pitches with relatively high grass length

4. Nike Mercurial Superfly 8 Academy SG-Pro AC

Remain stable in soft muddy pitches; clear out mud easily with the Anti-Clog coating

5. Nike Mercurial Superfly 8 Academy TF

Your cheap Superfly for the shallow, carpet-like artifical surface

6. Nike Mercurial Superfly 8 Club TF

Entry-level Superfly Turf boots, More on Academy vs Club below

The Club is the go-to for the cheapest possible Superfly. It does, however, still have the neoprene sock collar and the padded synthetic material for the upper, though the visuals are solely carried out through graphics including the mesh texturing. The meshed heel liner, which easily wear and tear, is an area where corners have been cut to further trim down the price. The outsole is a full-length soleplate unlike the split-sole of the upper models. The Club is best for young players who are still developing physically and need a pair that supports their growing feet while remaning economical in price (due to the eventuality that the young player would need new boots in the near future).

Between the Academy and Club, the Academy is the better choice as it still has some elements of performance benefits, unlike the Club that feels like a generic boot at the end of the day.

Apart from the Superfly, Nike also have cheap choices for its other silos: