When it comes to football, and specifically to the many variants of the small-sided game, players need performance benefits authentically inspired by the nature of the sport. Whether it’s an indoor match, in a tight pitch, over the streets, wood or anything in between, the iconic LunarGato II brings back the versatile mix of traction, support and stability to dominate the challenges of the game.
Nicknamed O Mágico (The Magician), Portugese icon Ricardinho has been named the Best Futsal Player of the World six times — more than any other player ever. He has also won multiple league titles with his clubs in Spain and Portugal, and has played many significant matches in the LunarGato II.
“I’m really happy to see the boot back again. The best moments in my career happened while I was wearing these,” Ricardinho says. “My style on pitch is fast, and these boots are perfect to stop and start. The Lunar sole feels very responsive and helps me while braking and changing pace. My whole foot feels grounded and the stability is great.”
Returning this month, the shoe reinstates everything that was loved about the original LunarGato II (which debuted in 2013), including the Lunarlon cushioning system and non-marking court rubber outsole.
Constructed of flexing ridges, the outsole is designed to support multi-directional traction and agile underfoot ball control when dribbling or shooting. The upper design combines super-soft leather in the forefront and Hyperfused mesh panels in the midfoot for structure and breathability. The reinforced vamp enhances a superb ball feel for ultimate touch plus extra durability.
The Nike LunarGato II “Anthracite Ember Glow” colorway releases February 18 on nike.com and at select retailers. A wide variety of new colorways will continue to be announced throughout the year.