The new Nike Vapor HyperAgility cleat, born from Nike’s “Shuttle Project,” again takes innovation and traditional footwear manufacturing to a new level. In addition to linear speed, the game of football requires agility and lateral quickness. The mastery of these skills is seen on a grand stage as pro scouts clock athlete’s “shuttle” or “5-10-5” drill times in order to assess them for game-time ability. Optimal traction on turf, reducing deceleration time, and traction confidence, are all critical requirements when “cutting” or changing direction quickly.
With more than 40 years of athlete insights and innovation across sport, Nike again worked with long-time partner and gold medal sprinter, Michael Johnson and his trainers at Michael Johnson Performance to better understand what athletes need for lateral agility in the shuttle drill. The Nike Vapor HyperAgility Cleat’s unique plate design uses an amplified, tri-star stud shape enabling maximum speed on turf while creating the optimal traction needed to decelerate and change direction quickly. This ultimately allows athletes to accelerate both linearly and laterally.
With the Nike Vapor Laser Talon cleat built for linear speed, the Nike Vapor HyperAgility cleat built for explosive lateral acceleration, and the Nike Vapor Carbon II built for 360 degree gameday speed, Nike continues to push innovation for athletes across every aspect of the game.