What with their fancy woven fabrics and foot-hugging elastic socks, football boots are rapidly becoming the the most comfortable footwear money can buy. Impractical, but comfortable.
Having realised that all the technology it deploys to help players get "closer" to the ball actually makes for a darn snug shoe, Nike has taken the unlikely step of converting one of its most impressive boots into a trainer.
This exotic boot-turned-sneaker is the Nike Air Footscape Magista SP, a street-legal iteration of the socked Magista Orba football boot. Titled (rather pretentiously) "Redefinition Reborn", the Magista uses Nike's woven Flyknit construction to create an upper that forms to the wearers foot while allowing it to breathe. Weight is kept down by shedding the football boot's outer weather skin, making the light shoe even more of a featherweight.
The studded midsole has been swapped out for a technology described as Footscape Freemotion, with an Air support unit built into the heel.
All of which adds up to one of the best-fitting trainers you've ever put your foot in.
Available from select NikeLab retailers, you'll have to hunt high and low to find this comfortable convert.