Earlier this year, Nike Football introduced a new technology to fight off one of the most annoying side effects of playing football outside in Autumn and Winter. We’re talking about mud. It clogs the boots, weighs them down and disturbs the general traction on a wet pitch. The “Anti-Clog” technology prevents mud from clogging the sole plate of Nike’s football boots while playing under rough condition.
Max Blau, Nike Football Footwear says:
“Mud has always presented unfortunate but seemingly accepted problems. Players are accustomed to clanking their boots together as they exit the pitch or rubbing them over harsh brushes to remove mud. Worse, they play slower and cautiously as mud makes their feet heavy and compromises their traction. Understanding the molecular structure of mud was key to developing a hydrophilic solution, which helps keep mud from clogging the plate.”
After two years of testing and research, they found a solution. The Anti-Clog Traction sole plates include an adaptive polymer that becomes compliant when it is exposed to water. Nike Football uses the molecular structure of mud against it and found a way to get rid of this side effect.
Anti Clog technology is included in several Nike Football silhouettes by now. The latest release is the “Dark Lightning” pack that includes the Mercurial, Hypervenom, Magista and Tiempo silhouette – the four Nike Football silos. The whole pack comes with a black upper, a white Swoosh and a pop of bright colors. Each silhouette is available as a NikefootballX small-sided variant and a cleated version with Anti Clog!