How to Clean Marks From Nike Mercurial Vapors

by Ann Jones

Nike Mercurial Vapors are a style of soccer cleats. Retailing for $400 U.S. as of 2011, Mercurial Vapors are notable for their self-adjusting studs, which the company claims provide superior traction. Nike states that the shoes' "flyware technology" renders them lighter and stronger than previous soccer shoes. Because of the exclusivity and price of Nike Mercurial Vapors, cleaning them properly is important. Luckily, no special or expensive tools are required to keep your Nike Mercurial Vapors looking like new.

Items you will need

  • Bucket or bowl
  • Dishwashing detergent
  • Toothbrush
  • Rag
  • Melamine foam eraser
Step 1

Fill a bucket or bowl with warm water and add 2 tsp. of dishwashing liquid. Choose a dye-free detergent to keep from staining light-colored Mercurial Vapors.

Step 2

Dip a toothbrush into the soapy water and gently scrub your Nike Mercurial Vapors.

Step 3

Wipe your shoes dry with a clean rag.

Step 4

Wet a melamine foam eraser, manufactured by several different companies under the name "magic eraser." Squeeze the water out and use the eraser to buff away any persistent stains or tough dirt.

Step 5

Allow your Nike Mercurial Vapors to dry in a warm spot such as outdoors or inside on a windowsill.

About the Author

Ann Jones has been writing since 1998. Her short stories have been published in several anthologies. Her journalistic work can be found in major magazines and newspapers. She has a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing.