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.
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.'
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.
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?