As the footballing year officially kicks off today, Nike have revealed the new match ball that will be used on the pitches of the Premier League, Serie A and La Liga today – the Nike Incyte.

As with the last two seasons, Nike are billing this as the world’s best ball for the world’s best leagues.

Nike Incyte Premier League Ball 2013-14

And with some of the top leagues in Europe as well as the Brazilian leagues, Nike-sponsored cup competitions and Nike’s confederations teams set to use the Incyte for the next 12 months, it’s tough to argue with that kind of pedigree.

Using the continually-refined panel shape and construction that has proven successful for Nike since the Ascente, the Nike Incyte is sure to continue the great run of successful top-level match balls that we’ve seen from the Swoosh over the last few years.

Nike Incyte Premier League Ball 2013-14 Panel Detailing

Some of the Nike Incyte‘s key technical features include:

  • Nike RaDaR (Rapid Decision and Response) technology maximizes the ball's visibility allowing players to see the ball earlier and react faster.
  • Five-layer construction optimizes the feel of that all-important first touch, allowing the athlete to bring the ball under control quickly and with ease.
  • A high-elasticity layer on the surface allows for a cleaner strike and helps the ball travel with more speed. The micro-textured casing also delivers a more accurate ball trajectory than seen before.

Nike Incyte Generic Ball

Launching on-pitch and in-store from today and will set you back somewhere in the region of £85 or $125 US.

Happy with another mostly graphical update on the Nike Incyte? Or would you like to see Nike take some risks on their next design?

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