Nike Revamps the Soccer Ball for Truer Flight

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1,700 lab hours and 68 unique iterations led to the Nike Flight Ball, an overhauled take on the soccer staple that provides 30% truer flight thanks to its proprietary design that enhances aerodynamics.

Opposed to the traditional 12-panel ball, Nike opted for a 4-panel design that's fuse-welded with 40% fewer stiff seams. They also used 3D ink to create "micro flaps" that help with drag and optimize grip in both wet and dry conditions. 

Available to purchase right here, the first production batch is expected to sell out fairly quickly.