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Nike Air Zoom Mercurial brings new firsts to football

Today, Nike launched a concept football shoes-Nike Air Zoom Mercurial. The boots are built around a full-length articulated Zoom airbag, which provides a unique sole feel and enhanced energy feedback. To achieve this, the inner boot chassis was transitioned to a board, leaving only the insole between the foot and the Zoom airbag for maximum effect.
Although Nike Football tried to use airbags decades ago, modern advances in the technology and its applications inspired the design team to reconsider including it in this special project. In addition to the functional applications of Zoom Air, it also provides inspiration for the overall beauty of the boots.
Nike Football Senior Design Director Jeongwoo Lee said: “We started with a full-length Zoom airbag and imagined what it would be like if the airbag expanded on the side and wrapped the boots.” “This resulted in the creation of such a translucent upper. Changing the tone of the inner insole greatly affected the appearance of the boots.”

Nike Air Zoom Mercurial brings new firsts to footballWe started with a full-length Zoom airbag and imagined what it would look like if the airbag kept growing on the side and enveloping the boots.
The Nike Flyprint upper was used in football shoes for the first time.
Flyprint is Nike’s first 3D printed textile upper for high-performance footwear and debuted on the Nike Zoom Vaporfly Elite Flyprint worn by marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge.
Nike Flyprint uppers are produced by solid deposition molding (SDM), a process that unwinds TPU filaments from coils, melts them, and lays them in layers. The Flyprint method allows designers to transform athlete data into new textile structures. It promotes Nike’s efforts in digital textile development and adds to the tradition of proprietary modifications (or hacking) of machines-including Nike Hyperfuse, Flywire and Flyknit-to achieve previously unimaginable performance solution.

Nike Mercurial Vapor XIV Elite FG football boots vampCompared with traditional 2D fabrics, one of the advantages of 3D textiles is to increase vitality by increasing the interconnection outside the warp and weft; one of the advantages of Flyprint textiles lies in the fusion characteristics of materials. For example, although in knitted or woven textiles, there is frictional resistance between the interwoven (warp and weft) yarns, in printed textiles, there is a greater potential for precise adjustment due to the intersection of their fusions. Air Zoom Mercurial’s Flyprint upper is lighter and more breathable than Nike’s previous fabric, while still being coated with an All Condition Control (ACC) coating to combat various elements.

Nike’s calculation design ensures that the upper is reinforced in the correct area, and uses the football’s unique fine-tuned Flyprint pattern. Air Zoom Mercurial is also equipped with Flywire cables to provide additional structure and support.

But the 4.5mm zoom airbag is still the focus of the boot, although its purpose is quite different from the old experiment. In the modern version of this football Air, its responsiveness is not so much a cushioning as it is a cushioning.”In the past, people paid great attention to the cushioning of the heel, but Mercurial players did not play on the heel.” Noted Lee. “The players we design are taking off from their front feet at full speed and repeatedly. That’s why we focus on providing a thin full-length Zoom bag, which can best be defined as lively. You won’t squeeze in so much and push it away. .”

Nike Superfly 8 Elite FG high-top full-knit waterproof football shoes OutsideThe Zoom airbag is visible under the feet-and in one area, exposed and touchable. To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Zoom Air, the word “20 Zoom” appeared on the heel counter. In addition to being one of Nike’s iconic innovations, Air is also one of the most sustainable innovations. Since 2008, all Nike Air sole innovations contain at least 50% recycled manufacturing waste. Flyprint is also a sustainable production method. As a recognition of this, the instep of the boot reads, “As a single-strand printed structure = zero waste.”

“Air Zoom Mercurial is a glimpse into the future and the steps we can take,” Lee concluded. “With innovations such as Air and Flyprint, as well as things that are still under development, the development of football boots is limitless.”

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The Nike Rawdacious Colorway Celebrates the Unity of Sport

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2021 Nike football bootsJuly 1, 2021-Nike’s Rawdacious color scheme for Tokyo-with white as the main component, plus pink, full orange and bright crimson-is how Nike uses color to inject cultural, psychological and emotional aspects Another example of profound cultural value. Its footwear.

“Color has the subtle ability to cause reaction and reflection at the same time,” said Martha Moore, vice president of product design for Nike Central Color. “When you see a color, you will immediately react in a certain way. Color can also open the door to history, connections with other disciplines and memories. When creating this year’s palette, we strive to Consider color to best represent a moment.”Nike designers looked at historical precedents — moments when world events put sports aground — and the spirit that flourished when it returned triumphantly. The warm palette of Rawdacious colors symbolizes the vitality of reunion through movement and marks a new beginning.

Nike Vapor 14 Elite PRO AG blue and green football shoes LeftThe color palette is based on white to indicate unity (it includes all hues in the visible spectrum) and return to squareness. The color layout also acts as a lighthouse to draw attention to the technical components of the footwear. For example, the Zoom Air airbags visible in the Nike Running style (such as the Air Zoom Maxfly sprint studs) are highlighted in volt green, with orange details rimmed and exaggerated. Moore said that similar to the negative space in art, other parts of the object can sing through the empty space.The result is that the color system that Moore said instills deeper meaning for athletes, whether they are for the gold medal or near the block.

Best selling Nike Phantom GT Elite AG-PR blue and white football boots vamp“Let’s be clear: I will never, never wear track shoes in competitions,” Moore said. “But I will wear a lifestyle, color-related spike model, because it has an impact on me at a certain time in my life. It makes a lot of sense to the world, and it makes sense to me. Color can Extract all these values ​​in one millisecond.”

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Adidas Predator, Nike Mercurial boots look to storied histories for new Freak and Dragonfly

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Nike Phantom GT Elite Dynamic Fit FG white and yellow football shoesThe world of football boots is simultaneously larger and smaller than ever. They’ve never been more impactful, more ingrained in the game than they are right now, yet they’re largely consolidated by three major manufacturers.

Two of those sports apparel giants, Adidas and Nike, make two of the most famous boots in soccer: Adidas’ Predator and Nike’s Mercurial. And, by some extraordinary coincidence, the two brands on Tuesday both introduced evolutions of their marquee designs. We break down the brand-new Predator Freak and Mercurial Dragonfly.

Adidas PREDATOR FREAK + FG black and blue football boots vampFew in the X-Men universe are as powerful, as influential, as immediately recognisable as Mystique. The way her yellow eyes pop against her spiky, blue skin, she’s commanded attention since her first appearance in 1978.

Adidas’ Predator has been just as influential and recognisable (and at times, the brand has been marketed as powerfully, too) since it was introduced in 1994. So while Adidas hasn’t explicitly said that its latest edition of the Predator takes its inspiration from Mystique, the parallels between the infamous mutant and the Predator Freak (come on!) are plain for all to see.For starters, there’s the combination of Team Royal Blue and Solar Yellow. That’s made even more striking by the 225 spikes sprouting up throughout the Demonskin outer.

The technology was first introduced with last year’s Predator Mutator, but more were added to the Freak after extensive player feedback, with an emphasis placed on greater control and swerve capability. It’s the sort of advanced weaponry that would’ve been available to Mystique’s human alter ego, Raven Darkholme, who served as Deputy Director of the Defense Advanced Research Planning Agency in the Department of Defense.

Nike Mercurial Vapor XIV Elite FG black and blue football shoes vampAnd, although not specific to Mystique — even though she had a leading role in the film — it’s hard not to see the blue veining present in the white Three Stripes and not think of Jean Grey’s transformation into Phoenix in 2006’s “X-Men 3: The Last Stand.”

Maybe we’re too into comic books and superheroes, maybe we’re imagining all these ties to Mystique and X-Men. Adidas says it took design inspiration from the 1998 Predator Accelerator and the 2000 Predator Precision. We have no doubt that that’s true — the three stripes wrapping around to the underside of the boot sure does recall the 2002 Predator Mania — but it’s hard to escape the connections to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The other notable upgrade made by Adidas to the Freak is its split-cut collar design. The German manufacturer says that this, compared to previous single-piece construction, allows for greater range of motion of the foot and improved adaptability to different foot shapes.

Paul Pogba, Toni Duggan, Marc-Andre ter Stegen, David Alaba and Abby Dahlkemper are spearheading the launch of the new Predator Freak, but you can expect to see countless stars with Mystique on their feet soon enough.

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Newly released Nike Mercurial Vapor XIV Elite FG yellow and red football bootsThe design inspiration for the Dragonfly, according to Nike, is twofold: a dragonfly’s wing (as you might have guessed) and a computer motherboard. Put those elements together and this, too, feels like something out of a comic book.

The semi-transparent look of the Dragonfly, a translucent white covering an array of bright colors underneath, does recall the kaleidoscope of colours of the insect’s wing that’s revealed by just the right light. More literally, though, Nike sought to make this book as light and efficient in its energy transfer as possible, like the wings of a dragonfly.Look at that motherboard of colours and you’ll find some of the most famous hues in the Mercurial’s 23 years of existence. Nike doesn’t explicitly name them, but it’s hard not to be reminded of the Cactus and Berry that made waves when introduced on the Vapor III and Vapor IX all those years ago.

Nike Mercurial Vapor XIV Elite FG gold yellow football shoes vampThe Oregon-based brand set about developing the newest edition of the silo with several principles in mind, but there’s one overriding goal for football’s premier speed boot: creating a touch and a fit that make the Dragonfly feel like an extension of the foot.

And on a warm spring’s day spent frolicking in the grass, is there anything more majestic feeling than a dragonfly resting on your foot?

Expect to see stars such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Ada Hegerberg wearing these on the field soon.

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LeBron James and Kylian Mbappé launch a new Nike collaboration “The Chosen 2”

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Nike football bootsKylian Mbappé and LeBron James jointly launched a joint Nike sneaker and boot bag to celebrate the elite abilities of the two athletes in their respective crafts, “The Chosen 2“.

2021 Nike football bootsThe backpack is themed on duality and parallel paths shared by two of Nike’s greatest athletes, including Mercurial Mbappé football boots and LeBron 18 basketball sneakers to celebrate these two world-renowned champions and their respective sports.

2021 Nike Mercurial Superfly VIII Elite SG PRO Anti Clog blue, green and black football shoes vampTwo local heroes, Kelian from the suburbs of Bondi and LeBron from Akron, the duo have never forgotten where they came from. The challenging place has shaped them as individuals and players while recognizing their Relationships and their impact on the next generation.
Mercurial Mbappé ‘Chosen 2’ is decorated with KM X LBJ motifs and has a black and silver style with iridescent finishes. There is a “Chosen One” ambigram logo on the toe of the boot, with a 3D KM logo, and LBJ appears on the heel label of the shoe. The double swoosh is located on the forefoot and insole, the left side is a basketball x football mix, and the right side is LeBron x Kylian ambigram, which combines greatness in a forward-looking silo in the boots.

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Adidas Football’s PREDATOR FREAK is decorated with full-body DEMONSKIN Spikes

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Adidas yellow blue black football bootsAdidas Football officially announced the latest and most forward-looking evolution of its famous football shoe model following the release of the updated Predator Accelerator last week.

adidas Predator Freak.1 FG pollution red football boots vampKnown as PREDATOR FREAK, the latest boots use comprehensive DEMONSKIN nailing technology to achieve ultimate ball control, and the model has been slightly adjusted due to the introduction of a split collar design.The redesigned upper uses a laceless PRIMEKNIT collar and a two-piece sock structure to increase stability and support, while the CONTROLFRAME outsole uses traction nails for optimal grip and balance.

Adidas latest PREDATOR FREAK + IC black cyan football shoes vampAesthetically, this boot draws on the traditional design released by Predator in 1998 and 2000. The iconic three-stripe wraps the boot, accompanied by yellow DEMONSKIN spikes, close to the eye-catching electric blue base.

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Nike Reveals New “Rawdacious” Footwear Color Palette For the Tokyo Olympic Games

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2021 new Nike football shoesBefore the Tokyo Olympics, Nike (NYSE: NKE + 1.64%) launched its new “Rawdacious” footwear color scheme to celebrate and represent the “unity of global sports.” The series covers all elements from Nike Running to Nike SB, Nike Basketball and Nike Global Football (football), presenting vibrant shoes and cleats, attracting attention to its iconic technical components.

Nike football shoes OutsideEach pair uses white as the base tone to symbolize unity, because it contains all the tones in the visible spectrum. “Pink Blast”, “Total Orange” and “Bright Crimson” appeared on each pair of shoes, specifically used to call iconic technologies such as Zoom Air and React foam. The best of the many choices include Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT%, ZoomX Vaporfly NEXT% 2 and Air Zoom Pegasus 38’s FlyEase iteration. Nyjah Huston’s SB Nyjah Free 2, SB Janoski Slip and other Nike SB products-On and SB Bruin are different from their compatriots, they use gold as their main tone. The series also includes basketball shoes, track spikes and football shoes.

2021 Nike football boots“Color has the subtle ability to cause reaction and reflection at the same time,” said Martha Moore, vice president of product design for Nike Central Color. “When you see a color, you will immediately react in a certain way. Color can also open the door to history, connections with other disciplines and memories. When creating this year’s palette, we strive to Consider color to best represent a moment.”

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The Best Nike Running Shoes Make You Feel Like an Olympian at Every Turn

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2021 Nike Superfly 8 Spark Positivity CR7 Elite FG Red White Black Football Boots overallIf you have considered running on a sidewalk, track, or trail this summer, you may inevitably encounter the best Nike running shoes on the market. For many reasons, Swoosh is a multi-billion dollar behemoth, but when it comes to performance footwear, nothing is more compelling than the brand’s outstanding reputation. Look, before Nike became a global superpower almost synonymous with sports, it was a small business founded by a former college track star and his coach. Its ultimate mission was to design a better running shoe. Today, this Portland factory produces various types of sportswear, but sports shoes are still its backbone, and its running shoes work overtime to maintain this tradition. Nike’s running shoes are one of the best running shoes in the world, because what they provide-from cushioning, durability to energy feedback-gives you the opportunity to feel like Eliud Kipchoge, whether you are an amateur looking for a new daily routine Trainers or hardcore half-marathon runners on the enthusiast running shoe market, this will help you smash the final PB.

NIKE PHANTOM GT Elite Dynamic Fit FG White Gold SuitWhen you buy a Nike racer, the product you bought has been enthusiastically repaired: foam midsole, patterned outsole, mesh upper-every detail is specially designed to achieve the highest caliber performance, long-term long-distance Trails, 10-second sprints or winding uphill. This level of attention is a key part of Nike’s story. This special seasoning made sneakers snapped up by the masses and shamelessly copied by the brand’s competitors. Flyknit, Flywire, FlyEase? Before Nike turned them into household terms, all of these were meaningless internal jargon while making them represent industry-standard technologies in the process.

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Nike Take Flight With Mercurial Vapor Superfly ‘Dragonfly’ Football Boots

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Nike Take Flight With Mercurial Vapor Superfly ‘Dragonfly’ Football BootsThe vibrancy, geometry and agility of a dragonfly’s wing has served as inspiration for the new generation Mercurial Vapor Superfly Dragonfly football boots from Nike. And the eye-catching footwear is locked in for an online release at the top of February, already set to be worn by players such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Ada Hegerberg who will sport the boots ahead of release.

Nike Take Flight With Mercurial Vapor Superfly ‘Dragonfly’ Football Boots-Nike has gone with a feathery lightweight design that moves away from the previous model’s Flyknit and introduces a new Vaporposite upper, a combination of a grid mesh for superior grip and premium lining for precision ball control at high speeds – made from four different layers including a duragon wet traction, engineered mesh, titan synthetic and avail Q lining. A Nike Aerotrack plate has been included underfoot for better responsiveness and acceleration, sharpening focus on the essentials, which were identified through numerous player feedback resulting in the 4 key focus areas of fit, touch, traction and style.

Nike Take Flight With Mercurial Vapor Superfly ‘Dragonfly’ Football Boots SoleAthlete insight has led Nike’s design team to aspire for an upper that feels more like a natural extension of the foot, as well as a more true-to-life touch to help players maintain control at high speeds. Traction was identified as one of the most important areas for quick acceleration and breaking in all directions, while a brighter, lighter and faster style has also been kept as one of the central elements. The result is what looks to be one of the biggest evolutions to date for the Mercurial Superfly, not just performance-wise, but aesthetically with a wild and attention-grabbing super bright look that was inspired by a computer motherboard and collates visuals from the past 23 years of iconic Mercurials. It won’t be hard to spot this one from the top of the stands.

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Skepta’s Next Move is on the Pitch

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Football boots on feetMay 13, 2021 – London-born artist Skepta applies his creative vision to the world of football through the Nike Phantom x Skepta boot. The release corresponds with a second, the “Bloody Chrome” colorway, of the Nike Air Max Tailwind V x Skepta and further extends his on-going relationship with the Swoosh.

The first music artist to collaborate with Nike on a performance football boot, Skepta has created a Phantom boot that sits proudly alongside its Air Max counterpart.

2011 Adidas Fanatic Wolverine PREDATOR FREAK + FG football bootsThe two silhouettes share a wealth of design details — the red butterfly print applied to the uppers continues Skepta’s exploration of creative metamorphosis, while the chrome Swooshes and soleplate on the Phantom are inspired by the silver jewelry that’s an integral part of Skepta’s style. As on the previous Tailwind V x Skepta, the heels of both the red Phantom and the Air Max feature a subtle iridescent material as an eye-catching nod to the thermographic cover art of Skepta’s 2019 album “Ignorance Is Bliss.”

Reflecting on his own footballing experiences, Skepta says, “I love the pressure when you call for the ball. When they pass it to you, you become the sole director of the next move for the team. You’ve got a split second to decide, ‘is it good for me to keep this and show what I’m about or is it good to pass it and show that I’m thinking about all the players on the pitch?’”

Adidas COPA SENSE.1 TF grass spike football shoesPresenting the Phantom and the Nike Air Tailwind V together creates a full-circle view of Skepta’s community-centered mentality.

“I love the culture around football as much as the game; I’m really into the culture of football jerseys for what they represent. They represent ‘team,’” he says. “Going to matches is sick too. When you go to a match, you experience live people, live audio, all the things that the TV might miss …you really feel it more than see it or hear it when you’re there.”

The Nike Phantom x Skepta and “Bloody Chrome” Nike Tailwind V x Skepta release June 12.

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Whether you are playing football in a formal league or using a backpack to mark the goal of a catch game in the park, the right footwear can improve your skills and help reduce injuries. Deciding which shoe is best for you will depend on many factors, but the main factor is the surface you are using. As Halle Bissen, assistant coach of the University of California San Francisco Women’s Football Team explained: “On the running-in grass, there is a hard ground with hard plastic non-slip shoes, metal spikes and non-slip shoes with soft ground.. Prevent slipping on wet grass and soil. Multi-layered ground shoes suitable for lawn or firm ground are located somewhere in the middle, and the hardness of cleats is not as short or as high as shoes on firm ground. Then indoor shoes, soles It has a flat bottom, a little pedaling and stickiness, just like a basketball shoe.”

New England Revolution professional midfielder Scott Caldwell (Scott Caldwell) said that once you know what to play, the rest depends on personal preference. He said: “Some people are looking for lightweight shoes, some people like the quality of the material, and some people prioritize fit. For me, I find that material and fit are the most important. If a pair of non-slip nails is fastened Sticking firmly to my feet, they will be comfortable and give me confidence in my ball control. The coach of the Nitehawks Sports Club in Massachusetts said, “He wants a cleat that feels like my feet. a part of. I have been looking for a soft and durable leather that feels like a second skin, so if my toes cock or bend my feet, “the shoes move with him.”

Synthetic shoes are generally lighter than leather, but they do not last for a long time, or they have poor shaping effect on human feet. Ivanov said that when he used to play often, “drag the toes and make the toes pierce through the cleats .” He said that compared with synthetic materials, “high-quality leather will last longer, so when The boots I ended up with felt like a part of my foot. I would not interrupt or break another pair.” Chicago West Loop coach Stefan Markovic agreed. He said: “soccer shoes should be used for three, four or five years, depending on how well you maintain your shoes, while synthetic shoes can only be used for one or two seasons.” One of his warnings is: “If you play in Outside the wetland, leather is heavier than synthetic fiber.”

To help you find the right football shoes for you, we talked with five professional coaches and players from all over the country. This is their suggestion.
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Adidas Copa Mundial is a classic shoe that has been consistently praised by experts. James Bede, owner of the James Bede Football Club in Newton, Massachusetts, has worn Copa for many years. He said: “It’s moldy with the movement of my foot. When you hit the ball, it feels like a barefoot game.” He said. Describes the kangaroo skin as “smooth like velvet” and said: “It feels like wearing sandals, the toes are comfortable and exposed to the air.” Caldwell said : “The leather material is very suitable for my feet, and it is very long. For a while, if you continue to protect the leather, this is my favorite classic shoe. The comfort and confidence when wearing shoes are only higher than other boots .” Markovic also thinks this is his favorite shoe. He said: “I owned my mines in 2014, and I still own them and still use them.” Ivanov said that they are ideal shoes for new players because their stiffness provides prevention of injuries . Additional support required.
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If you can find laceless cleats in these sizes, then they are one of Bisson’s favorite cleats (she said, this is worn by players on the UCSF women’s team). She likes the tightness around her feet: “They are like slippers. The shoes hold the feet tighter than usual, and it feels like the feet are shaping.” She said. Because of the tightness, she cautioned that it would take some time for the shoes to be put on. “In the first month, I had to try to wear them. Now I wear them, no problem,” she said. “Once they enter, my feet will feel like wearing sock boots. I feel very safe. My feet don’t move a lot.” Ivanov is also a fan of non-lace cleats and said “For players who like to hit the knuckles, it is recommended that you want the ball to rotate from the foot without rotating” players recommend them.

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Ivanov says that, although he has tried other brands, “he keeps going back to Adidas.” Most of his players wear Adidas, too. These shoes are his current synthetic favorites, and although they are expensive, “you get what you pay for,” he says. “At this higher end, it’s like you aren’t wearing it. If I’m out on the field for hours, I want my feet to be comfortable.” He recommends them for any JV or varsity high-school athlete, or for college athletes. Although he personally prefers leather cleats, Bede says you can’t go wrong with any Adidas. “I’m loyal. I don’t wear any other brand’s cleats.”