Nike’s latest footwear offering included in their Nike FC Collection comes with the added bonus of being the first performance specific shoe inclusion in the series. Designed to double up as a lifestyle shoe and a performance option, you can stylishly wear the Nike FC React for indoor or street soccer while looking sharp in the process!
What makes them even more unique is the fact they are not based off any current Nike FG boot, so they fall into their own bracket performance wise. Normally we see Nike release shoes that correlate with a previously released FG boot, the Tiempo, Magista, Hypervenom and even Mercurial silo’s have gone down the off-pitch route. In saying that, this Desert Sand/Black colorway is not the first time to have seen Nike release a shoe in this series. We have seen several over the past few months, including the incredible, special edition Black/Metallic Gold CR7 model released this past summer.
Nike React is the most significant piece of technology on these shoes. But what exactly is Nike React? Well, it is the foam material featured in the sole, intended to provide incredible bounce through wear, responding to the impact of each step by snapping back with a kick. Basically, the more energy you put into your stride, the more energy you get in return.
You also get a locked in feel through the addition of a higher cut collar around the ankle. The material used is like a stretchy Neoprene, so it doesn’t have that natural form-fit found on from a knit collar. It does feel comfortable on foot and when combined with the lacing system, you get a truly secure fit through wear. The upper is a mesh with thin NIKESKIN film covering, creating a lightweight feel and fit with the bonus of added durability.
When all is said and done, are they a shoe worth investing in? Well, that depends on what you are looking for. The fact these provide a quality look with the opportunity to be ready to play at any moment adds to the overall value. Visually they are super clean, and performance wise they offer players a quality feel and ability to control games at a moments notice. I personally love the added detailing and signature Nike hits placed across the upper.
Find the latest Nike FC React available at soccer.com.