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The Nike Elastico Superfly is Designed for Small-Sided Indoor Soccer

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Published: Jun 5, 2014 • References: nikeinc and nicekicks
The Nike Elastico Superfly is an ultra-innovative soccer boot that is targeted specifically towards players of futsal, indoor soccer and other versions of soccer played in smaller spaces with fewer players. This shoe recognizes that not all soccer players play on grass with many playing in indoor, wood and concrete surfaces, necessitating the creation of a boot that optimizes performance in those settings. And so was born the Nike Elastico Superfly, a shoe that brings all the technological upgrades of the Mercurial Superfly to the indoor soccer setting.

The shoe carries a very low profile, meaning the foot is a lot closer to the ground than typical soccer shoes. This allows for increased traction, speed and ball control. The outsole is crafted out of a unique rubber compound and an advanced traction pattern.

The flexibility of the shoe and the reduced distance between the foot and the ground gives players the sensation of playing barefoot, which is how many of the world's greatest legendary soccer players began before graduating to professional soccer.