Nike’s Soccer Socks Will Replace Traditional Cleats
Flyknit technology used to micro engineer every inch of new footwear.
A soccer boot that delivers the same feeling as going barefoot is what most manufacturers aspire to, and it seems Nike has got pretty close with their latest creation, the Magista. The boot has taken four years to develop, and is essentially half-sock, half-shoe, free from many of the unnecessary “extras” associated with a traditional soccer shoe.
The boot features a Dynamic Fit Collar, which extends up past the ankle and is meant to make the shoe feel like an extension of the leg, as well as provide additional support. “The big aha moment was when we realized that we shouldn’t be designing a shoe for just the players’ foot,” says Denis Dekovic, Nike’s Global Football Design Director, “the foot is integrated with the body.”