When soccer cleats meet running shoes

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Between soccer cleats and running shoes, there are often close links. Two artists prove it once again.

Whether for running or playing football, one piece of equipment is compulsory: the shoe! For athletes who practice one of these two sports, shoes have become a real working tool and many brands have made the shoe the most technologically advanced product. For several years, Nike has been one of the most active brands in the field of running but also on football fields. Alongside the greatest athletes like Eliud Kipchoge or Cristiano Ronaldo, the American brand offers day after day technological improvements on its products. If on footpack, we are interested in soccer cleats, our colleagues from runpack revel in the daily news of running equipment. As a nice nod to these two news, the two German designers known as Lumo723 have imagined a collaboration between running shoes and crampons.

Very active throughout the year, the two designers are back with some very special creations since they have mixed the legendary range of Mercurial crampons with the now iconic Alphafly Next% range from Nike Running. Considered the road competition shoe of Nike the most successful to date, the Alphafly Next% was notably designed in collaboration with some of the best athletes in the world, including Eliud Kipchoge, the one who became the first athlete to go below the 2 hour mark in the marathon. To dress this record pair, Lumo723 would like to pay tribute to the notion of speed by attributing to it the signature pair colors of two players in connection with this characteristic: Kylian Mbappé and Cristiano Ronaldo. For the PSG player, the latest “Rosa” colorway was integrated into the Alphafly while the 2010 “Safari” was used to embody CR7. To top it off, Lumo723 has imagined a much more classic color, taking the Kinetic pack for summer 2020. Thanks to these creations, running and football are one at Nike. Already side by side during the launch of the Flash Crimson pack and perhaps even more with the arrival of the Air Zoom Mercurial, the two entities are closer than ever.




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