Nike Debuts First Ever Football Cleat Built Using 3D Printing Technology

nike vapour laser talonNike Football debuted the Nike Vapor Laser Talon with a revolutionary 3D printed plate that will help football athletes perform at their best. The Nike Vapor Laser Talon was built to mater the 40-yard dash.  The football cleat weighs a mere 5.6 oz. and is specifically designed to provide optimal traction on football turf and to help athletes maintain their “drive stance” longer.

Nike designers worked with elite trainers within Nike SPARQ as well as long time partner and gold medal sprinter Michael Johnson to understand how he and his team at Michael Johnson Performance train football athletes for the 40-yard dash. MJP Performance Director, Lance Walker, stated, “an athlete’s Zero Step is a pivotal point that can make or break and athlete’s 40-yard time. In the moment before that first step hits the turf, his propulsion and acceleration speed are determined. At that point, it’s all about geometry.

 

“Nike’s new 3D printed plate is contoured to allow football athletes to maintain their driver position longer and more efficiently, helping them accelerate faster though the critical first 10 yards of the 40,” said Johnson. “Translated to the game of football, mastering the Zero Step can mean the difference between a defensive lineman sacking the quarterback or getting blocked.”

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