Nike has unveiled a new football boot to be worn this summer that is the lightest, fastest production boot Nike has ever made, and the most environmentally friendly boot available. How the American manufacturer kept this under the wraps, I do not know, but it’s definitely a unique product they have come up with in the new Nike Green Speed.
Designers were challenged to create a new football boot stripped down to include only the essential elements that deliver lightweight performance and high speed control in game situations. The result is the Nike GS, constructed using renewable and recycled materials and designed for explosive performance on the pitch and lower impact on the planet. While Nike have definitely flown this release under the radar, images of Neymar testing out a blackout boot definitely raised some eyebrows. Little did we know that Neymar was in fact testing the new Nike Green Speed.
A solvent-free Kanga-Lite synthetic upper provides zonal reinforcement for exceptional touch and control. The synthetic upper also supports lockdown on midfoot and arch area. The lightweight and chemical-free sock liner is made of 100% castor beans and eliminates any layers for a snug fit and enhanced touch on the ball. An anatomical and asymmetrical heel counter and heel bucket locks the foot down for stability and support. The counter is made of Pebax® Renu, derived from castor bean oil.
The boot is going to retail for US$300 and will go on sale at Nike.com from the 15th of August, but only 2012 pairs of the boot will be made so they are extremely limited edition! Are you going to be picking up a copy of Nike’s eco-friendly leather Mercurials (well, they are sort of Mercurials)?