When your new tech is so good, why limit it to just one surface? Nike are leaving the grass behind and proving that FlyKnit is good enough for any type of football with the release of the new Nike Elastico Superfly IC.
With the new Superfly IV coming raring out of the blocks in FG, SG-Pro and AG plates it makes a lot of sense for Nike to want to dominate football pitches of any size, and the Elastico Superfly makes that possible.
Featuring the same FlyKnit upper, brio cables and the unmistakable Dynamic Fit Collar, the Elastico is – for all intents and purposes – a Superfly with a different soleplate, making it fairly unique given Nike’s FC247 ranges are all unique designs for the varying instances of the small-sided game.
Given that Nike say they’ve edited the Superfly down to the bare minimum for exceptional touch and feel on the ball, we’re very excited to see how this translates to the notoriously touch-oriented futsal crowd.
You will find one small addition, besides the sole. Nike have added an additional layer of NikeSkin around the boots where futsal players say they experience the most abrasion.
We can’t see this effecting the ‘touch’ on the ball too much as NikeSkin is incredibly flexible, but it does add peace of mind for players who were worrying a knitted boot might not take well to an indoor court.
Pricing is around £125 or $150, making them an especially premium small-sided shoe – probably the most expensive on the market.
But for players who love the Superfly tech but don’t play eleven-a-side all that often, these could be the big purchase they make this summer.
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Very interesting to see a big brand taking a futsal version of their boot silo seriously instead of merely copying the style with cheap materials. Every futsal Mercurial or Predator or F50 etc is made merely to look like the outdoor boot, but is afforded none of the premium technologies or materials used in the outdoor boots.
I hope this isn’t a one off thing.