No. 9 – Nike GS
Year Released: 2012
The real reason this sits on the list is because of the hype the cleat created and how quickly the 2012 pairs sold out. If anything, this was a test run for Nike to gauge interest in a limited edition boot – and it paid dividends. The boot itself was designed and created using renewable and energy efficient materials. The “Black / Lime” Green colorway was extremely bold and the upper has an unmistakable texture. A very unique aspect of the boot is Nike’s use of a solvent-free Kanga-Lite synthetic upper, which provides zonal reinforcement for exceptional touch and control on the ball. They weighed in at a super-lightweight 5.6 oz. This is less about the performance of the boot and more about the interest it created.