Launched in July 2016 Nike’s the Magista Obra 2 is a vast improvement on the original Nike Magista Obra. Not that we didn’t love the first installment, however Nike’s design team have really impressed with this one. Checck out below the Magista Obra 2 Sytles available, the professional players wearing the Magista Obra 2’s and the design process that went into making them.
Nike Magista Obra 2 Styles
Player’s That Wear Nike Magista Obra 2
Kevin De Bruyne – Manchester City
Mario Götze – Borussia Dortmund
David Luiz – Chelsea
Arturo Vidal – Bayern München
Sergio Romero – Manchester United
Leonardo Bonucci – Juventus
André Gomes – FC Barcelona
Samuel Umtiti – FC Barcelona
Denis Suárez – FC Barcelona
Gary Cahill – Chelsea
Shkodran Mustafi – Arsenal
Blaise Matuidi – Paris Saint-German
Jan Morávek – FC Augsburg
Kiko Casilla – Real Madrid
Sergi Roberto – FC Barcelona
Why Did Nike Create the Nike Magista Obra 2
Nike designed the Nike Magista Obra ii as an improvement on the original Magista launched in 2014. The boot was built around one central question…
What might happen if the foot had evolved as if it were designed to play football?
An important question for any player whose life revolves around the beautiful game and we think Nike have come pretty close to answering this with the incredibly stylish football boot.
Designing the Nike Magista 2 Design
Nike’s main aim was to design a boot that improved a players touch and traction and due to the constant advances in testing and technology they were able to do this.
“After reading research around evolution and morphology, I was interested in the hypothesis that pruning hands were an evolutionary development for maintaining grip on wet surfaces and tools. That got me thinking about how the foot might have adapted had its primary purpose been football.” Nike’s football designer Phil Woodman
Woodman and his team redesigned the original Magista to shorten the gap between the brain and ball in even smaller. Focusing on amplify the touch through the feel on the ball, enabling players to create more on the pitch without distraction. Using slow motion footage to highlight high touch zone of the foot, Woodman was able to map out the key areas that needed developing for the Magista 2.
The results of this research lead to the peaks and troughs on the upper design. A higher peak was added to the areas where the foot comes in the contact with the ball more often. This allowed for a more effective touch on the ball, whilst not added more weight to the boot.
Nike Magista Obra 2 Dynamic Fit Collar
The Magista Obra 2’s design has a more natural fit collar that takes the ankle bone into consideration with a thicker knit structure. Extra comfort is also added to the tendon area, as the new Magista Obra 2 collar dips lower to allow for a better feel, whilst Nike added an extra layer of padding under the laces for the tongue less option, to protect the top of the foot.
Nike Magista Obra 2 Comfort and Fit
Nike’s new Magista model’s lock down is increased by the internal heel counter. This boot stability is increase further by the introduction of the Nike Grip sockliner which also improve traction when moving.
Traction is one of the main improvements from the original Magista model and the stud configuration is one of the main reasons. Nike used Finite Element Analysis to analyse exactly how a player moves on the pitch, taking all of the guess work out of the design process.
“This boot makes a traditional conical pattern seem like black-and-white television. Players noticed the difference right away and responded very well to it.” Phil Woodman
The stud configuration research led to a brand new system of stud location, with a light soleplate also increasing acceleration.