In case you’ve been locked up in a shed somewhere, you would have noticed that the weather in the UK has been absolutely shocking – it’s quite literally raining cats and dogs.
OK – maybe not literally, but there’s been a bucket load of rain this week…
So it’s a good job Sport-locker.net can announce that Nike have released some new football boots to combat the wet weather then!
Nike All Conditions Control (ACC) technology allows the boot’s surface to maintain the same level of friction, touch and control on the ball in wet and dry conditions.
The ACC benefit is created by a special treatment during the development of the upper materials to deliver a consistent feel on the ball at all times.
Wherever football is played, Weather plays its part: In London alone, during the season an average of 125 days will experience some rainfall, making receiving and passing a ball tricky for even the best players.
Nike’s All Conditions Control (ACC) ensures the surface of the boot upper delivers consistent friction between boot and ball in wet weather conditions allowing the player an assured touch similar to the feel of the ball in dry conditions.
The need for consistent touch and feel on the ball in wet weather is an insight shared by many footballers Nike’s design teams talked to, including FC Barcelona’s Andres Iniesta.
Nike boots combine the latest design innovation and performance, with boots for each style of play. All Conditions Control (ACC) is now available across all Nike boots including Mercurial Vapor VIII, Tiempo Legend IV, CTR360 Maestri III and Total 90 Laser IV.
Mercurial Vapor VIII
Mercurial Vapor VIII takes performance innovation to the next level with a boot built for explosive speed.
The Mercurial Vapor VIII combines innovation and style with a seamless fit, touch and traction.
CTR360 MAESTRI III
Designed for the midfield maestro to dictate the tempo with accurate and incisive passing.
Control pad on the instep fits closely to the foot for seamless response. Lateral deboss design creates a soft vamp that benefits touch and control of the ball.
The plate offers energy return and strength, with bladed studs for optimal traction and stability.
TOTAL 90 LASER IV
The ultimate strikers boot for capitalizing on that one moment to turn a game.
Featuring a streamlined silhouette for enhanced fit and feel , while reconfigured shoot and swerve zones on the instep of the boot flex naturally as the foot connects with the ball, enhancing a cleaner strike.
Remodeled studs maximize traction without increasing stud pressure for players.
TIEMPO LEGEND IV
Tradition and heritage combine with innovation to deliver a classic boot.
The premium leather is strong and soft, giving extra comfort, touch and control. The lightweight TPU plate delivers a combination of strength and agility, while remodeled stud configuration delivers optimum traction.
Nike’s All Conditions Control (ACC) technology will be available on all Nike boots starting October, 15th 2012.
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