There is no doubt that Nike, with their Hi-Vis collection, caught our eyes with the fresh and daring colours and they continue to do so with the newest range of their FC247 shoes that once again come in very fresh colourways. They will certainly demand attention on the streets and football courts around the world.
Football has developed into so much more than just play on the hallow grass pitches and in all corners of the world, football is now played not only on grass, but also on artificial grass, indoor courts and in the streets. No matter the surface, the ball is rolling 24/7. To accommodate the needs of this modern form of football Nike have created 3 different pairs of shoes, which each are optimised to the most popular surfaces.
This is the principle behind the Nike FC247-collection, where the top model boots are called the Bomba Finale II, Elastico Finale II and Lunargato II. Bomba is made for artificial grass, Elastico for indoor courts and the Lunargato is made for the streets.
The Nike Lunargato II is made for when it is time to take on the concrete pitches and play a bit of street football. It is a shoe, which is born to be quick, agile and to control your close quarter dribbling and quick changes of direction at all times.
The Lunargato II has been given a new colourway, which is definitely the most daring yet in a daring turquoise and pink, which without a doubt will get the wearer noticed on the street pitches. The Lunargato II is the most durable of the FC247 shoes and is, in every way, perfect for the streets.
When you play on asphalt it is important to have good ball control and with the nice forefoot of goats leather you get exactly this as well as it gives excellent comfort. The midfoot is made with Nike's superlight mesh-material called Hyperfuse, which ensures good ventilation to your foot and in the heel you have great shock absorbency from the Lunar material.
In the completely other end of the colour spectrum you find the Bomba Finale II, which has been given a more toned down colour update with black being the dominant colour. They have however spiced it up with a contrasting neon colour, which makes for a very cool design. The Bomba Finale II is designed for use on artificial grass and is made to be both durable and give a good touch on the ball.
The boot is at the same time developed with a number of Nike's latest technologies in mind, like the NikeSkin, which we already know and love from the Hypervenom. It also has the All Conditions Control, which means you get the same grip on the ball in wet weather conditions, as you would otherwise have in the dry.
Central to the Bomba Finalle II is the stud-configuration; around the front foot, Nike have placed a row of conical studs, which help you when you want to quickly turn on the spot. They have combined with blade-like studs, which grip the pitch well and boost your acceleration.
If we move indoors to the polished wooden floors, the Nike Elastico Finale II is just what you are looking for. It is designed for the technically gifted player, who loves dribbling in small spaces and always wants to be able to feel where the ball is.
Elastico Finale II definitely doesn't hold back when it comes to colour either and just like the Hypervenom Phantom and Vapor IX, it has been made with a cool Electro Purple/Volt colourway, which certainly will catch the eye of your opponents.
Just like with the Bomba Finale II it is made with NikeSkin on the upper, but this is so thin that you can also see through it, to give you better breathability. It still grips the ball incredibly well and the Elastico is therefore perfect for playing indoors, where quick play in small areas is the name of the game.
The shoes sole has also been an area, which Nike have focused on greatly, during development. Nike have answered the prayers of players, who wanted better grip on indoor courts and better grip when dribbling with the sole. Nike have designed a sole, which combines a herring-bone pattern and a dotted area, resulting in a sublime grip.
There is no slowing the new FC247 collection down and we look forward to playing anytime, anywhere. What do you think about the new FC247-collection colourway? Will you be getting a pair? As always we would love to hear your comments in the box down below, or on Facebook and Twitter.