KNOW YOUR TECH breaks down the scientific technology used in your favorite sneakers and activewear. Let’s demystify your next purchase: today’s technology is Nikeskin. This innovative upper construction is designed to high levels of on-field comfort and ball control in any weather conditions. Utilized on the Nike Hypervenom Phantom soccet cleat, the technology helps to power some of the today's top players such as Wayne Rooney and Neymar.

What is it? A soft, breathable mesh layer which is bound with a thin polyurethane film and treated with All Conditions Control. Think of it is a thinner, more flexible version of Hyperfuse which has been engineered specifically for the game of soccer.

How does it work? By blending free-flowing mesh with a supportive polyurethane layer, Nikeskin offers a barefoot-like level of ball control. Designed with a one-piece construction, Nikeskin fits close to the foot for a truly natural touch without unnecessary materials getting in the way. The technology is further enhanced with All Conditions Control, ensuring high levels of performance in both wet and dry conditions.

Notable products: Hypervenom Phantom

Bottom line: No matter your skill level, Nikeskin is something all soccer players should try out. Forwards will especially benefit from its quick, lightweight properties, as seen on the Hypervenom Phantom.

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