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The (Potentially) Massive Flaw Behind the Nike Magista - The Instep

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  1. Pablo M
    March 28, 2014

    I’d like to mention a source of concern with this boot that I have not seen raised: In the heat of play, players get challenged physically, and that includes getting stepped on and fouled around the ankles. I have not seen or tried on this boot myself, but from what I’ve heard, it’s like having another sock. This is concerning because while getting stepped on is never pleasant, it must be even worse if your boot offers you no protection. A harsh challenge on your ankle could do serious damage. Moreover, we’ve all seen the challenges that come in from behind where a players boot comes right off. It may not seem good that the player can lose his boot, but believe it or not, it’s better for the boot to take the studs than your Achilles tendon. Anyway, my concerns with this boot are mainly player safety. There are many pros to consider with this new, innovative boot, but honestly I think players safety would outweigh this particular innovation.


  2. iaman00b
    June 6, 2014

    @Pablo M Protection was a huge talking point when the FlyKnit was first unveiled, and I’m not so sure why. I can understand the reasoning of many people in that Nike marketed the FlyKnit upper of the Obra as “sock-like”, and while that is true to a certain extent, the upper of the Obra is far from a standard pair of socks in both quality and protection.
    As I’ve mentioned several times, the FlyKnit upper is very tightly knit and feels surprisingly strong and solid. It’s also made up of several layers and features a padded liner inside the boot as well. All of this makes for an upper that is thin, but at the same time is the most rugged thin upper that I have ever used. Should you get stepped on, you’ll definitely feel it, but will the Obra be more protective than other thin models, such as the Mercurial Vapor 9 or even the Hypervenom Phantom, yes it will.
    It must also be said that the mid-cut design provides extra protection that you wouldn’t normally have around the ankle area. It, just like the rest of the upper, is several layers thick, and while it won’t cushion an impact to the ankle, it will certainly prevent a cut, and provide more protection than other shoe in this particular area.


  3. favoured10
    July 24, 2014

    But you could were the Magista Ola FG


  4. Riley Houde
    March 26, 2015

    Well, as of now, there don’t seem to be any conflicts between Nike’s Dynamic Fit collar and the FIFA rules of the game. However, if something were released again that we as consumers decided was questionable with FIFA rules, I think it would be safe to assume that Nike would have consulted FIFA before the release of the product.


  5. Ashton
    February 28, 2016

    I have magista sock boots that are great but only 3 matches in my sock has ripped slightly does anyone know if pro direct soccer will replace my boots?


    • Ethan
      July 3, 2016

      When I ripped my mercurial superfly they gave me a full refund because they were faulty


  6. helen
    July 8, 2016

    Can anyone help my son is having major issues getting his sock football boots on. Does anyone have any tips?


    • Jeremy
      August 2, 2016

      Fully untie the laces.
      It happened to me too begin with, it will get easier:)


    • Lucy
      January 16, 2017

      Me too! Cannot get them on my son’s feet when he has his football socks on, so useless and expensive boots—–


  7. Ciaran
    December 12, 2016

    Hi I’m getting new sock boots but I’m wondering about my shin pads because I wear ankle shin pads but I was thinking about can I fit my foot in the boot with the sock and my ankle protector


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