Nike’s color experts drew inspiration from the energy, atmosphere, and visuals that accompany New Year’s Eve celebrations in Brasil. White is the traditional color worn by those partaking in the festivities, with bright pops of accent colors. White is also an expressive color choice among footballers and is currently the second most selected hue on NIKEiD. The color contrast splashed along the Swoosh of the boots loosely mimics the way New Year’s fireworks cascade through the night sky.
The Superfly is back, but in a much different form factor than you may remember it. Nike’s Superfly series, first introduced in 2009, has always been about the latest and greatest, both in terms of design and technology. In 2011, the Superfly line ended at 3, leaving us waiting until mid-2014 for the Superfly 4, a boot that features an incredibly unique and intriguing design.
Maintaining the Superfly’s signature carbon fiber soleplate and a FlyWire-esque support system, now called Brio Cables, pretty much everything else about the Superfly 4 is new and never been done before. With the main talking points being the FlyKnit upper and Dynamic Fit Collar, the Superfly 4 is unlike any of its predecessors, and is truly the next step in Nike ever-evolving Mercurial line. To read the full review CLICK HERE.
Over the last 20 years or so, Nike has been one of the major innovators in the soccer world when it comes to synthetic uppers and wild designs. In today’s current soccer cleat market, it takes something truly outrageous to get people talking, and Nike has successfully raised the bar once again with the Magista Obra. Featuring a very unique FlyKnit upper construction, along with an equally unusual mid-cut design. Similar design elements can also be found on Nike’s own Superfly 4, letting us know that this style of soccer footwear is something that Nike will most likely be pushing for the next little while. So, since we’re going to have to live with it, how does it actually perform? To read the full review CLICK HERE.
The main attraction of the Nike Hypervenom Phantom is the upper, giving the boot a true “second skin” feel. Upon holding the shoe in your hands for the first time, you’ll notice the strange texturing, softness and flexibility of the upper. This unique material is called “NikeSkin” and it is constructed from two main elements that are fused together. The first element of NikeSkin is made up of a thin, micro-mesh webbing, stitched in a honeycomb-like pattern, while the second element is made up from several thin, membrane-like layers of polyurethane. This material not only gives the boot a unique look, but also an incredible feel. When it comes to comfort, the NikeSkin upper offers fantastic flexibility and softness, giving the boot a sock-like feel. Since the upper is so thin, it moves very naturally with the bend of your foot, with very minimal creasing. Most thin synthetic boots, like Nike’s own Mercurial Vapor 9, tend to have a very tight, almost restrictive feel, but the Phantom is different in that it has that tight fit, with a more natural feel, similar to what you might find from a leather boot. To read the full review CLICK HERE.
The Nike Tiempo Legend 5 brings the Tiempo line into the future. While the Legend 5 maintains a high quality kangaroo leather upper, offering a premium feel, pretty much everything else about the boot is different in comparison to past Legend models.
The fit and overall shape is easily the most noticeable change coming from any of the previous Tiempo Legend models. Nike has implemented the X1.1 last base shape of the Legend 5, borrowed from the very popular Hypervenom Phantom. This gives the Legend 5 quite a unique fit in comparison to any other traditionally styled leather boot currently on the market. The X1.1 last is all about having a more natural fit, where the boot is slightly wider in the forefoot and slightly narrower in the toe box. To read the full review CLICK HERE.