After the unparalleled hype surrounding the limited edition GS Concept boots in the summer, the ‘GreenSpeed’ is back for round two – with a few new tricks up it’s environmentally-friendly sleeves. Bring on the Nike GS2.
At a staggering 160g, the original GS became far and away the lightest football boots Nike had ever released. And for a brand with a history of incredible ‘speed’ releases – that really is saying something.
But much of the attention on the Nike GS wasn’t based on it’s performance aspects as a football boot; whilst it was designed to be high-impact on the pitch, it was lauded for it’s low impact on the environment.
Created from environmentally-preferred materials, and wholly renewable and recycled materials, the original GS Concept was the pinnacle of the Nike ‘Better World’ scheme – creating an incredible performance product in an eco-friendly way.
And now, it’s back.
Featuring Nike’s new signature All Conditions Control (ACC) technology, the Nike GS2 is well-equipped to deal with the wet pitches of winter, with Nike’s latest innovation delivering enhanced ball control in both dry and wet weather conditions.
As for on-pitch visibility, Nike have rounded up some of their most exciting young players to wear the Nike GS2, with Theo Walcott,
Eden Hazard, Raheem Sterling, Mario Goetze, Christian Eriksen and El Shaarawy all set to debut these incredible cleats this weekend.
Moving away from the bright green that was Nike’s signature in the Olympics, the Nike GS2 features a classic black and white upper that is contrasted with bold All Conditions Control (ACC) insignia coloured in the ‘safari’ print found on some of Nike’s most iconic shoes.
Conceived and engineered in Italy, the Nike GS2 features recycled and renewable materials throughout the upper and plate design. A bio-based traction plate made primarily from castor beans ensures strength and flexibility on pitch, alongside a sock liner made from 100% castor beans.
The boot laces, lining and tongue are made from a minimum of 70% recycled materials. The toeboard and collar, feature at least 15% recycled materials.
The All Conditions Control (ACC) technology is created by a special treatment during the development of the upper materials to deliver a consistent feel on the ball at all times.
Available from December 1st, Nike and selected retailers will be taking pre-orders from tomorrow with an expected retail price of £250 / $300.
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