Traction is provided by precisely placed studs in the forefoot and heel. The Nike designers drew inspiration from agile cheetahs and focused on traction at speed, leading to the minimalist approach he affectionately refers to as the cheetah paw.
The reimagined underfoot of the boot is more than just visually stunning. “This boot is less like a hoof, more like a claw,” explains the designer, Blau. “The feedback we get from players is that there is a sensation that the boot just disappears in the way it syncs with the foot.”