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Original Nike GS 2012 Football Boots - In Detail

With Nike finally officially having released the remake of the Nike GS football boot, we take a look at the original Nike GS football boot, launched in August 2012.

The Nike GS soccer cleats were the lightest, fastest, most environmentally-friendly production boot Nike ever made back then. They were worn by Neymar in the 2012 Olympics.

Nike GS Soccer Cleat | Black / Volt

Constructed using renewable and recycled materials and designed for explosive performance, the Nike GS football boot has been optimized to reduce weight and waste, creating Nike’s lightest football boot ever at 160 grams (size 9).

The Nike GS featured recycled and renewable materials throughout the upper and plate design. They have a solvent-free Kanga-Lite synthetic upper that provides zonal reinforcement for exceptional touch and control. The sole plate is made for lightweight and speed.

Nike GS Soccer Boots - Tech Features

Traction Plate & Stud Configuration:

Nike GS traction plate combines a high performance chassis with a strong responsive and agile form. The sole plate is made of 50% renewable Pebax® Renew (a plant derived material made with 97% castor beans) and 50% TPU, made from renewable materials. The plate is 15% lighter than a traditional plate composition.

The traction plate includes a minimalist diamond-silhouette spine, which provides optimal flex and agility in plate performance.

Anatomically positioned studs maximize speed in multiple directions to ensure responsive and assured movement on pitch.

Touch & Control:

A solvent-free Kanga-Lite synthetic upper provides zonal reinforcement for exceptional touch and control. The synthetic upper also supports lockdown on midfoot and arch area.

The lightweight and chemical-free sock liner is made of 100% castor beans and eliminates any layers for a snug fit and enhanced touch on the ball.

Stability & Support:

Anatomical and asymmetrical heel counter and heel bucket locks the foot down for stability and support.

The original Nike GS soccer cleat was limited to just 2,012 pairs globally. The boots are one of the hardest to get and most demanded boots today.

In November 2012, just three months after the first generation, Nike Football unveiled the second generation of its Nike GS boot, the Nike GS2 – the lightest, fastest production boot Nike has ever made and the most environmentally friendly boot available back then. The Nike GS2 also features All Conditions Control (ACC) technology, which delivers enhanced ball control in both dry and wet weather conditions.

Is there anybody out there who got a pair of the original Nike GS soccer cleats? Drop us a line below.