Hypervenom versus Mercurial: Thoughts?

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  1. 5150forSoccer

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    I'm about to spend $300-350 on Nike cleats for my son, and was wondering if anyone had opinions regarding which is better....Hypervenom or Mercurial? Does it make a different? I've done some Googling and it seems that Mercurial is more for "speed," but don't all soccer players need speed? The Hypervenom is for "quick turns." Again, it seems to me like all players need to make quick turns. Is this all just marketing?
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    I seriously doubt that any kid will notice a difference in performance between two high-end cleats. Have him try them on and go by how they fit.

    Here's one caveat (no idea if this applies between Hypervenom and Mercurial): look at the cleat pattern. Some kids do wear blade cleats different than studded cleats. Take his current cleats to a good soccer store and look at his wear pattern. That CAN make a difference (I have one daughter who uses studded cleats and they worth way better for her - and over the years, we have noticed a difference)
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    The lighter the cleat the less weight on you son. But will 1 oz really make a difference.....Maybe it will in that last crucial play with 10 seconds to go.

    My kids want light and comfortable.
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    My son recommends the Mercurial Superfly 5's that just came out. Podiatrists helped design the sole plate to maximize comfort and traction. And the dynamic fit collar was changed to reduce rubbing on the heel/Achilles area. Plus, they are lighter than before. Good luck.
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    Messi doesn't spend $350 for cleats. What the HELL are you doing?!
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    He's paid a helluva lot more than that to wear whatever cleats - he pays nothing.

    I don't criticize people from spending on whatever they choose to spend their money on - vacations, sports equipment, drinks at the pub, a flatscreen TV, college fund. He asked a question re gear. If you think that there is no performance difference between a $300 cleat and a $50 one, just say that. It is more helpful - and I think what you have to say IS helpful - than just asking what he is doing.
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    My daughter wears Hypervenom but I'm guessing she would like Mercurials as well. The Nike cleats can vary in width so that is one thing I would check all other things being equal. My daughter doesn't like too narrow, pinching her toes, but I think that is more of an issue for girls/women's shoes.

    The comment about cleat pattern is completely true -- she has had a very high-end pair of cleats where she felt that she didn't have as much control with the bottom of her foot (which she uses a lot), and it really bothered her. It was the pattern of the cleats, and it was specifically the placement of the cleats near the top of the toe that bothered her. From then on we stuck to more of a "standard" cleat placement.
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    Okay, Captain Serious... I was having fun with him/her. I'm sure they knew that.
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    Pink cleats will make them run faster. No, seriously, if your kid is good it won't matter what they wear.
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    That's Dr. Serious, @ScottyBoy

    Fair enough though you know me well enough by now that I tend to take queries as they are and don't play the Internet well enough to ridicule or insult - it is a crap shoot to me if I try to figure out if it is the right time. Other folks seem to be more skilled at it.

    This person had posted one other time and I have no idea whether the original post was serious or sarcastic so I took it at its face. I have no idea whether he (writing "he" because of how the profile shows on my screen) would take your comment in fun or not. And simply saying "I'm sure they knew that" is like my kid saying something mean to her sister and then saying, "I was just joking". Sometimes it's even funny.
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    My apologies, Doctor. I'm sure the poster was serious... I was simply preparing them for the meat grinder that is this forum.

    ... and by the way... pink cleats DO make you faster.
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    Just like pink jerseys make a better goalkeeper.
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    Eyes are drawn to bright colors and you tend to kick the ball where you are looking so a pink jersey might make for a better keeper.
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    Maybe it could make a mediocre keeper become, say.......average?
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    ....I suppose or maybe the bright colors make average strikers become mediocre....chicken and egg thing.
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    Irony is that the reply (esp because of how emphatic it was) to the "Is this just all marketing?" question at the end of the post probably informed the potential buyer more than all of the other answers combined.

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