The Nike5 line is designed to bring the player the touch, speed bursts, and turns demanded by the close spaces and fast pace of a short-sided game on harder artificial surfaces. Quality materials in a design peppered with recent Nike innovations brought forward from the Laser and the CTR360 lines.
The durable natural leather of the upper breathes and breaks in well. The front of this shoe becomes very soft with wear, and is reinforced for durability with Grind rubber at the high-wear areas at the toe, instep, and lateral side of the heel. Severely offset lacing leaves the shoe’s striking area wide open. The top-of-the-instep strike zone features hexagonal foam pods that enhance accuracy and help keep shots down. Textured appliqué in the instep provides grip on the ball, dampens control touches, and straightens or swerves passes with more accuracy.
Die-cut EVA sockliner provides low-profile cushioning for extended play time on hard surfaces, over a radically and efficiently contoured compression-molded rubber outsole. The all-ground studs underfoot are shaped to contribute to a very natural running motion with superb grip when changing direction. Hollow, round studs over TPU at the edges increase acceleration and toe-push, and augment the plant foot’s stability during a shot.
Sturdy, durable, dynamic, design-intensive offering from Nike that, along with its light-weight partner, the Elastico, is recognizing that the surface under the modern player’s feet is more and more often artificial.