In their continuing effort to release advanced boots, Nike has released a new limited edition boot for this summer, called the Nike GS. This boot takes on a completely different set of attributes than we have seen from anything else released on the market to date. Designed to be lightweight, all the components incorporated into the boot take on an environmentally-friendly approach.
At first glance, there is a lot to take in on these boots. The Black/Lime Green colorway is extremely bold and the upper has an unmistakeable texture. A very unique aspect of the boot is Nike’s use of a solvent-free Kanga-Lite synthetic upper, which provides zonal reinforcement for exceptional touch and control on the ball. Overall, the new boot weighs in at a super-lightweight 5.6oz.
Conceived and engineered in Italy, the Nike GS features recycled and renewable materials throughout the upper and plate design. A bio-based traction plate made primarily from castor beans ensures strength and flexibility on pitch alongside a sock liner made from 100% castor beans. The boot laces, lining and tongue are made from a minimum of 70% recycled materials. The toeboard and collar, feature at least 15% recycled materials.
Check out more details and images of the new release below.
Personally, I am very intrigued and interested in testing the soleplate. Nike has labelled this one as the traction plate, and it includes a minimalist diamond-silhouette spine, which provides optimal flex and agility in plate performance. Accordingly, the anatomically positioned studs maximize speed in multiple directions to ensure responsive and assured movement on pitch.
The one big negative I see on this release is the price point, with Nike giving them a $300 retail. This is partly due to the fact they are being released on a limited edition basis, just to be used this summer. August 15th is the official date of release and you are going to have to act fast to guarantee a pair!
Stay tuned for further details and info on availability as we get it – and as always, we will also have a pair on the way for review!