Nike's Newest Lightweight Soccer Boots Are Full Of Beans

If you're a fleet-footed striker sprinting down the pitch towards the goal, every little bit of weight can make a difference. The new GS soccer boot is Nike's lightest ever, thanks to its minimal design made with renewable materials.

A size 9 Nike GS boot weighs about 160g, which is 30g less than Nike's next lightest boot, the 190g CTR360 Maestri II FG. The company says it achieved the lightweight design with a material called "Pebax Renu" that's made of 97 per cent castor beans. By using the material on the boot's sturdy bottom plate, Nike is able to reduce the weight of the plate by 15 per cent. The Nike GS will be available in August for around $US300. [Nike]

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