Nike Releases First 3D Printed Football Cleat
The Nike Vapor Laser Talon incorporates a revolutionary 3D printed plate, crafted using Selective Laser Sintering technology.
Nike has introduced it’s first pair of football cleats to feature a 3D printed plate. The Nike Vapor Laser Talon weighs just 5.6 ounces and is designed to help athletes maintain optimal traction on football turf.
To develop the cleat, Nike designers worked with elite trainers within Nike SPARQ as well as long time partner and gold medal sprinter Michael Johnson. The plate is crafted using Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) technology, which uses high-powered lasers to fuse small particles of materials into a 3D shape.