Nike's Aggressive New Cleats Help Football Players Turn On a Dime

The use of 3D printers has allowed Nike's designers to prototype and test new footwear designs with a remarkably quick turnaround. And the latest shoe born from that new process is the Vapor HyperAgility cleat featuring re-engineered studs that Nike claims will give football players the necessary grip to explode off… » 2/26/14 12:00pm 2/26/14 12:00pm

How 3D Printing Supercharged Nike's New Super Bowl Cleat

Almost a full year ago, Nike introduced its first shoe ever built with the help of 3D printing technology. The thing was, that cleat, the Vapor Laser Talon (seen below), was built for an absurdly specific purpose and market—just the 40 yard dash, just for NFL players. Now, though, Nike is bringing what it's learned… » 1/10/14 1:46pm 1/10/14 1:46pm