Looking to do for the “shuttle” or “5-10-5″ drill what the Vapor Laser Talon did for the 40-yard dash, Nike presents its second football cleat to adopt 3D-printing technology: the Vapor HyperAgility. While the Vapor Laser Talon was built for linear speed – weighing in at just 5.6 ounces – the Vapor HyperAgility takes innovation to a whole new level, offer superior linear speed in conjunction with the agility and lateral quickness required on the gridiron. Born from Nike’s “Shuttle Project,” the new cleat provides optimal traction, reduced deceleration time and “traction confidence” – all of which are integral when cutting and quickly changing direction – thanks to an amplified tri-star stud shape, a stud placement pattern that maximizes surface traction, and a mid-cut upper design that features a proprioceptive compression collar and individually hand-threaded Dynamic Flywire cables for support. Like the Vapor Laser Talon before it, the Vapor HyperAgility once again adopts Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) technology in the production of its 3D-printed cleat plate. Look for the technologies showcased by Nike’s latest concept to inform future design in much the same way that the Vapor Laser Talon inspired the Vapor Carbon 2014 Elite that debuted for Super Bowl XLVIII.
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