Nike began its football (soccer) journey back in 1971 with the release of “The Nike” football boot, the first shoe to bear the Swoosh. It cost $16.95, didn’t hold up well in cold and wet weather and soon fell by the wayside as Nike focused on running, tennis and basketball footwear. But it was a start.
Over decades, Nike learned from athletes, research and testing how to create football products that defy expectations and help players around the world raise their game. These are the pivotal moments in Nike’s history that helped shape a new era of brilliant football.
For 2021, “The Nike” football boot returns celebrating the tradition of sports by reviving the classic spikes that revolutionized the world of football.
Check out the official photos below, and look for The Nike 1971 football boot to release on December 6th at select retailers and Nike.com. The retail price tag is set at $200 USD.
Style Code: DC9964-010
Release Date: December 6, 2021