As Nike look to challenge the conventions of boot designs, the 'Anti-Clog' idea is a relatively simple one. The perfect execution and delivery however is where the real challenge lies.

In utilising a professional outlet, the brand have been working with players at PSG to test out early prototypes of the performance improving tech. A feature that was unveiled at the Nike innovation summit, there's no doubts that staying on your feet is vital from all areas of the pitch.

Ensuring grass does not clog up the sole plate between studs, its about perfecting those fine margins. At the top of the game with immaculate pitches the same problems still occur right through to the grass-roots game and this innovation should go to help across all levels. It's one less thing to think about anyway.

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