Nike’s top-tier range of shoes for the small-sided game are back once again – not unlike a renegade master – with a fresh set of colourways for the Bomba Finale II, Elastico Finale II and Lunar Gato II, aka the Nike FC247 collection.
Featuring some of the same headline features, the Nike FC247 range is designed to help players dominate the small sided game on any terrain, from Artificial Grass cages, to indoor courts to street pitches.
The theme for Fall 2014 is muted greys and blacks, but with flashes of the colours we saw dominating pitches at the World Cup; hyperpunch and volt.
Nike FC247 Bomba Finale II – Black / Hyperpunch / Volt
Nike bring across the same NikeSkin upper layered upon mesh as the Hypervenom Phantom, but keep the rear of the shoe breathable and flexible for intense games on artificial grass.
Traction comes from scaled-down AG studs and oblong rubber blades, placed upon a sole equipped with a split toe for a more reactive feel when playing in tight spaces.
Nike FC247 Elastico Finale II – Wolf Grey / Volt
A far cry from some of the more flamboyant colourways we’ve seen on the Nike FC247 Elastico Finale II, this Wolf Grey / Volt is sleek and low-profile, just like the shoe itself.
Again, NikeSkin is layered on top of a mesh-based construction for optimal touch, though Nike have made the layers from Volt and Grey material for a gritty, subliminal look.
Futsal wizards know that their shoes have to be responsive and thin for a good feel on the ball, and that’s exactly what the Elastico Finale provides with a thinner sole that makes better use of targeted cushioning to protection the knees and joints from impact during play.
Nike FC247 Lunar Gato II – Neutral Grey / Volt
At home on the streets or on the court, the Nike FC247 shoe combines the Swoosh’s best streetwear sensibilities and the function for football, the Lunar Gato II is a crossover shoe par excellence.
Where touch matters most, the forefoot is goat leather that’s quilt-stitched and treated for softness, whilst a hard rubber compound enforces areas that are in contact with the ground most.
The midfoot and sole and a mesh, structured with an interior support system that allows the shoe to keep cool whilst holding it’s shape.
And at the heart of it all – including the name – is the Lunarlon heel cushioning system, protecting the heel and everything above it from the rigours of street play.
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