Nike Club boots are the enty-level models. Are they worth considering? Find out on this page:
The Club Nike boots are the entry level models, the absolute cheapest you can buy and whilst the look like the models worn by pro players, their materials and quality differ a lot. They are the cheapest boots on the market but may suit some young children and those just starting out.
Mercurial Club Boots
Quality-wise, it’s better to save up some more and look at other available boots, most especially those top-end Mercurials with old colourways that are now discounted. You are also better served by at least considering the Pro model. The Club still serves its purpose, especially for really young players and if you are simply looking for the cheapest boot possible.
The Club Mercurial is also a good transition boot for a young player whose physical attributes are still developing. Fit-wise, the relaxed fit of the Mercs at this level somehow gives an advantage to the Superfly, with the neoprene collar and tongue provide a more streamlined feeling than the regular tongue of the Vapor.
Superfly 9 Club
These have a ribbed texturing on the boots upper, relative to the Academy release. The upper feels more padded as well and the boot as whole features a generic shape, making the fit more relaxed and less streamlined compared to the top models.
They keep the Mercurial Superfly identity with its neoprene sock like collar. The outsole has a full length soleplate with a Multiground configuration.
The Vapor is the low-cut Mercurial version, for both the Academy and Club, the Vapor substitutes a low-cut and standard tongue construction for the textile-collared opening and tongue of more expensive pairs.
Club Phantom GX Boots
The Phantom GX in the club come in two versions as DF pair with a neoprene tongue and sock like collar and the regular low-cut pair, that have a standard tongue construction.
Phantom GX Club is made with thicker materials that make the boot feel chunky. However, for casual players who like to have a boot that is durable and can take a beating, the Phantom GX Club is one of those boots that is sure to last.
They can be a good buy as well for first-time football players just to get them used to the feeling of football boots. They are an economic choice for young ones who are still growing, as the cheap price makes it easy to move on to the next boot once their feet no longer fit into the club boots.
Tiempo Legend 10 Club
The Tiempo club provides a synthetic leather attribute to all the applicable benefits of Nike Club boots. The flex grooves are kept to a bare minimum and are there more on to mimic the look of the Elite
Like other Club boots, the Tiempo Club needs a bit of a break-in time, though probably less than the other boots in its price range because of the presence of synthetic leather.
Club boots are multi-grounded by default, this means they can be worn on firm grass and artificial pitch surfaces, there are also models with TF outsoles for those playing in older generation, carpet-like synthetic grass pitches.
Club MG Boots
Each of Nike’s club boot is playable in both firm grass pitches and new-gen synthetic ones, whose grass length is high enough to simulate some depth. This is because the soleplates are officially labelled as Multi-Grounded. They are able to provide enough traction in natural grass but are also quite abrasive-resistant to the artificial ones.
The only other variation to the Club MG boots are the TF-soled Clubs and Indoors.
Kids Club Boots
Get these boots for those really young ones who can’t wait to dive into the football pitch! Ideal for first kicks, mini football and all those under ten just starting out.