2014 will go down as a genuine milestone in football boot design as Nike revealed their most advanced football boot to date, the Mercurial Superfly IV and now they've brought that game-changing tech to the small sided game.

To cater for the player on the street Nike have introduced the 2014 Elastico Superfly – a shoe that brings all the innovation and technological benefits of the Mercurial Superfly to the court, turf or street. The small-sided game is becoming increasing popular and increasingly serious and Nike have delivered a shoe that matches the quality of the game.

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“This past summer everyone was focused on the 11-a-side game.  But, players want innovation for every kind of football they play,” said Denis Dekovic Design Director, Nike Football. “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.” 

The upper of the Elastico is almost identical to the Mercurial Superfly with minor details tweaked to benefit the small-sided game. The Nike Elastico Superfly features a distinctly low profile, placing the foot much closer to the ground than previous small-sided footwear with a new rubber compound that’s produced specially for the outsole. 

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The low-profile, flexible outsole allows for improved grip for changing direction at pace, a key feature of the small-sided game. Two updated traction patterns are offered; the Elastico Superfly IC features an outsole specifically designed for harder surfaces including concrete, and The Elastico Superfly TF built for turf and artificial grass surfaces.

The Nike Elastico Superfly also features an extra layer of NIKESKIN in areas where small-sided footballers experience additional abrasion on their footwear for increased durability, while the micro-textured Flyknit upper creates a barefoot like touch & enhanced ball control.

The Nike Elastico Superfly TF is available to pre-order now and will be in selected online stockists including Pro-Direct Soccer from Oct 9. Let us know your thoughts below.