Now and again, a style of football boot comes along that has causes such an exciting buzz that the opening of the Premiership season saw many a player sporting the new Nike neon footie boots, that against the lush green pitch, it was like seeing a pack of Stabilo Boss highlighter pens on show – a vibrant spectacle to behold.
The Nike Tech Craft as they are collectively know as, are made up of four football boot styles — Hypervenom, Magista, Mercurial and Tiempo.
The advanced technology that has gone into each boot is formed with an application of leather to the upper, that delivers a responsive touch on the ball. Great care was taken to ensure the softness of the leather was not compromised as it was fused onto the upper. The footwear team leveraged a balance of oils to offset the steam and prevent the leather from stiffening. Nike All Conditions Control was integrated into the process to provide enhanced ball control in both dry and wet conditions.
Nathan VanHook, Nike Football Senior Design Director said;
Tech Craft encompasses our ‘no-compromise’ philosophy. Players don’t have to choose between materials like Flyknit and leather; they can have the benefits of both in one premium pair of boots.
Nike Tech Craft is available August 11 via the Nike Football App and August 13 on Nike.com. Edinson Cavani, Alexis Sánchez and Blaise Matuidi will wear Nike Tech Craft boots on pitch.