The Nike Magista Obra was the first time Nike ever applied Flyknit to their football boots, and ever since making the move to introduce their innovative knitted material they haven’t looked back. The Swoosh design team behind the second generation of Nike Magista Obra now take the boots technologies, and especially Flyknit, to the next level, as they look to rethink the whole process behind creating a new football boot.
That’s why lead designer, Phil Woodman, wasn’t thinking about how the Magista as a football boot could be upgraded, but rather how the foot would look if it had evolved with the purpose of playing football. The first step on the quest to give footballers the strongest possible sensation of being at one with the boot, was developing the Flyknit upper. Making it a ball-to-brain interaction and not a ball-to-boot-to-foot-to-brain was crucial to the design.
“Sensory amplification” really is the key phrase here, because through heavy research, at their famed Sport Research Lab, Nike located the areas of the foot that are most sensitive and where your engagement with the ball would be most in tune. Combined with precise knowledge of where players touched the ball most frequently, this gave the designers a platform to work on and design special 3D printing on the upper to match the newly discovered heat map.
If you want to get your hands on the Nike Magista Obra 2, then you can get them here. Available now!