In late April at the Salon de Reinos in Madrid, Nike revealed its fastest and most innovative boot to date, the Mercurial Superfly.
But today’s footballers don’t just play on grass and aren’t simply looking for innovation for that surface.
With that in mind, Sport-locker.net brings you the Nike Elastico Superfly IC – a shoe that brings all the innovation and technological benefits of the Mercurial Superfly to the court.
“The innovation this year from Nike Football has been unprecedented. But our players want innovation for every kind of football they play so we took the design insights developed with Cristiano Ronaldo for the Mercurial Superfly and brought them into the small-sided game with the Elastico Superfly,” said Denis Dekovic, Design Director, Nike Football.
Working with former Portland Thorns and USWNT player Marian Dougherty, who now plays a key role in the development of Nike’s Football footwear, Dekovic took the performance benefits of the cleated Mercurial Superfly and added some important details for the small-sided player.
“We wanted to bring the Elastico out just before our teams head to Brasil. It really is the home of street football so this is, in some way, a little ode to the quality that the country has brought to this style of playing the game,” said Dekovic.
In addition to the above design details, the shoe features an extra layer of NIKESKIN in areas where small-sided footballers experience additional abrasion on their footwear.
The Elastico Superfly IC will be available at www.nike.com from June 10.