March 16th, 2013 by Aaron Hope
Sneaker News just showed you the new Nike Football FC247 collection built around the demands of short-sided soccer games. Today we see more styles of all three models plus two new variations that brings the total to nine colorways spread across five silos. We’ll start with the most traditional of all these, the turf-oriented Bomba II Finale in black/orange and black/green. The Nike Lunar Gato II is made for playing in the streets, and is accompanied today by the FC247 Gato II, which appears to utilize a different cushioning platform. Rounding out the set is a threesome of Elastico Finale and Pro IIs (different upper construction) made for indoor hardwood, and you can see the entire Nike Football FC247 collection in more photos below.
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March 14th, 2013 by Aaron Hope
It’s not just American football that’s changing. ’The Global Game’ is evolving as well, with one key movement bringing players together for more and more short sided arrangements. Nike VP of Football Footwear Phil McCartney notes that indoor and street soccer matches have joined the “traditional five-a-side that we see being played en masse in the U.K.” These shifts inspired the new Nike FC247 collection, which brings together three different footwear choices for a variety of surfaces. The Nike Bomba Finale II is 10% lighter than its predecessor thanks to NIKESKIN technology, the Elastico Finale II is geared toward maximized traction on hard surfaces and our first look at the Lunar Gato II reveals a Hyperfuse and supple leather construction favored over the original’s spike medial side. Have a closer look at all three below and look for them at select retailers March 28th, 2013.
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