Knit soccer boots taking over the pitch
March is a big month for both Nike and Adidas as they are set to launch their latest in footwear technology on the soccer pitch. With the upcoming releases of the Adidas Samba Primeknit and Nike Magista, knitted athletic footwear is primed to be the next big thing.
Nike applies their flyknit woven upper currently featured in their running sneaker line in combination with a NikeSkin outer layer.
Adidas promises a second-skin like fit that utilizes a one-piece knitted upper featuring a high precision coating that provides the strength, protection and waterproofing of a conventional boot.
Knitted elements are popping up more and more in the Nike and Adidas lines. Following the movement towards minimalist footwear, knitted uppers claim to fit more like a sock while the fabrics have been engineered to not only have the necessary durability and support but also offer flexibility, breathability and a more custom fit.
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