We take a closer look at the new Elastico Superfly IC: a shoe that brings all the innovation and technological benefits of the Nike Mercurial Superfly to the court.

“The innovation this year from Nike Football has been unprecedented. But our players want innovation for every kind of football they play so we took the design insights developed with Cristiano Ronaldo for the Mercurial Superfly and brought them into the small-sided game with the Elastico Superfly,” said Denis Dekovic, Design Director, Nike Football.

Dekovic worked with Nike Football Product Manager and former Portland Thorns and USWNT player Marian Dougherty, to adapt the Mercurial Superfly IV for futsal by adding a number of important details. “The upper is almost identical to the Mercurial Superfly we developed with Cristiano, but with some key details that small-sided players have highlighted to us and we see from playing as well as watching the game,” said Dougherty.

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“This shoe is distinctly low-profile meaning the foot is much closer to the ground than on previous Elasticos. This helps improve traction and speed and allows players to manipulate the ball. The unrivaled traction also benefits from a new rubber compound we have produced to make the outsole and an updated traction pattern.”

“The flexibility and shorter distance between the foot and ground mean this helps the player get closer to the sensation of playing barefoot,”. The shoe also features an extra layer of NIKESKIN in areas where small sided footballers experience additional abrasion on their footwear.

“We wanted to bring the Elastico out just before our teams head to Brasil. It really is the home of street football so this is, in some way, a little ode to the quality that the country has brought to this style of playing the game,” added Dekovic.

The Elastico Superfly IC will be available at Pro-Direct Soccer from June 10 for approx £125.00 GBP & €150 EURO. What are your thoughts on the new Nike Elastico Superfly IC? Let us know in the comments.

Additional Reading:
Nike Mercurial Superfly IV Launch Event
Nike Mercurial Superfly Speed Trial with Shawn Hoy
Nike Mercurial Superfly IV | 10 Things You Need To Know