The football boots that stamp fertilizer into the pitch

Science, Sport

naturistick.jpgLet’s be honest: the pitch at the new Wembley Stadium is a bit of a dog. It cuts up rough with every slide tackle, leaving divots all over the place, and impeding England’s scintillating passing tactics like… Oh.

Alright, so I can’t blame the Wembley pitch for England’s aimless hoofery, but still, it’s hardly the ideal surface for slick soccer skills. Here’s one answer: the Naturistick Fertilizing Studs. Designed by Daniel Wilhelms, every time they hit the ground, these football boot studs release a shot of fertilizer into the turf.

The result: super-lush verdant pitches, and if players dive, they end up smelling of manure. Everyone’s a winner. Plus, little magnetic discs attached to the studs can be used to plan tactics on the supplied clipboard. Although what’s wrong with the traditional salt and pepper pots, eh?

Naturistick Fertilizing Studs (via ispo-brandnew)

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