Nike wants athletes to move at the speed of light — on the field, that is.
The Beaverton, Ore.-based company — which on Wednesday saw its founder, Phil Knight, donate $400 million to a new graduate program at Stanford University, the largest cash gift from an individual — released its latest cleat pack.
The athletic giant said in a statement its new line of Vapor Untouchable 2 and Untouchable Pro Light Speed cleats are “built for speed, multi-directional movement and propulsion.”
The Vapor Untouchable 2 cleats, according to Nike, give off red-and-blue color sparks on the field. The styles are currently available in select stores and on the company’s website.
Meanwhile, the Pro Light Speed version is equipped with a super light carbon-fiber plate with four-sided studs. The studs are designed to “advance traction, acceleration, deceleration and lateral movement,” according to the Nike statement.
The Pro Light Speed, available later this month, will be offered in three colorways.
The releases follow Nike’s SB50 Nike Vapor Untouchable 2 football cleat, which landed at retail in time for Super Bowl 50.
For that collection, the company focused on gold highlights.
The shimmery detail has been seen throughout the entire NFL season — whether it made a showing on the 50-yard markers or on the sidelines.