You’re probably going to be seeing a lot of stories in the next year or two about 3D printing, which many people believe to be the wave of the future. Until now, though, no one has made a football cleat with the technology. Unsurprisingly, it’s Nike that broke ground on this milestone.
It’s called the Nike Vapor Laser Talon constructed with a 3D-printed cleat plate, made with Selective Laser Sintering technology. In addition to being the first of its kind, it’s also a functional football shoe that meets the standards of performance and style set by Nike.
The Nike Vapor Laser Talon weighs just 5.6 ounces, but other details like pricing and availability are still to come. You can check out the gallery above for some pictures.