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Anyway to take a Nike Mercurial Soccer Shoe and resole....

Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:55 am
by mile2424
to make into a cycling shoe? I know Adam Blythe wears Nike cycling shoes, and the shape is very similar to the Mercurial soccer shoe with the added velcro straps or quick tighten feature. The mercurial basically looks like a Giro shoe to me, already has a carbon sole, just wondering if there is anyway to remove the soccer cleats and add the needed mounting for a cycling shoe?

Re: Anyway to take a Nike Mercurial Soccer Shoe and resole..

Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:39 am
by Krackor
I remember reading on this forum something about doing just that. Have you used the search?

edit: Here it is:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=113006

Re: Anyway to take a Nike Mercurial Soccer Shoe and resole..

Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:17 am
by mile2424
Hmm interesting. I wasn't thinking quite the home hack job like that although it did look like it worked out for them nicely.

Re: Anyway to take a Nike Mercurial Soccer Shoe and resole..

Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:03 pm
by mitchgixer6
Why don't you try a pair of Giro Empire or similar?

Re: Anyway to take a Nike Mercurial Soccer Shoe and resole..

Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:43 pm
by mile2424
I do like the empires, just thought I'd throw the question out there to see if anyone has tried or new of a shop that could do something like this. Chances look slim.

Re: Anyway to take a Nike Mercurial Soccer Shoe and resole..

Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:16 am
by milehighcyclist
mile2424 wrote:to make into a cycling shoe? I know Adam Blythe wears Nike cycling shoes, and the shape is very similar to the Mercurial soccer shoe with the added velcro straps or quick tighten feature. The mercurial basically looks like a Giro shoe to me, already has a carbon sole, just wondering if there is anyway to remove the soccer cleats and add the needed mounting for a cycling shoe?



you could get someone to do it for you...i have seen a couple people do similar things such as pro football/baseball players making custom cleats out of Air Jordan basketball sneakers. the process involves replacing the midsole with a stiffer sole to mount the cleat on but seeing as the murcurial already has a stiff sole im sure you could do it. with that being said why do it... for the price and hassle you could get a nice pair of sidi wire :D