When Nike’s released details on the Magista and told us they were using a Flyknit upper to create the “ultimate playmaker boot”, it sent an element of surprise through the market. In fact, using such a lightweight material is extremely radical and against the norm of any expectations we have previously held.
In order to really understand why the decision was made, Nike released the above video and it illustrates the thought process behind its design. It took 4-years and many prototype boots to finally come up with what we have today. Given the fact so much research went into it and Nike used a specific type of player, we can safely state this is one of the most heavily researched boots ever released.
We have already tested them – make sure to check out the Nike Magista Obra review for full performance details. There is one area of the boot that has cause raised eyebrows – the mid-cut collar and how you keep it clean – but other than that what a release they are!
When you are ready, Find everything Magista (including Obra, Opus and Orden) at Soccer.com or you can take the direct route and check out a wild array of Magista NikeiD options over on Nike.com. Another recommended option is WeGotSoccer, who have the clearest details about the boot on one page.
And as a bonus for those interested in seeing the creation process of the boot, check the video below. Gotta love the inside details Nike offer on their products!