Nike’s Highlight Pack has introduced eye-catching and vibrant colorways to the market. This Blue Lagoon/Clearwater Blue/Hyper Crimson combination is a fantastic look for the Hypervenom silo. Some of my favorite colorways of the Hypervenoms have included two-toned colors with bright accents, just like this. The black outline gives the Crimson orange Nike Swoosh logo a big pop, which is something colorway fantatics like myself like to see.
So is the Hypervenom Phantom a speed boot or a power boot? Easy answer, it’s both. The Hypervemom Phantom silo was built to adapt with the modern skill and demands of footballers. Soccer has developed an increasingly faster paced tempo in the past two decades. With these demands on players, materials used to produce their kits and boots have become lighter to cause less disruption to their game.
Nikeskin is the quintessential upper introduction to the modern pace of the game. This upper includes a breathable mesh with a polyurethane film cover that is treated with All Conditions Control. Nike’s Mercurial Vapor line is mostly popular just for its speed aspect. The Hypervenom Phantom creates a great in-between choice for attacking players that are looking for speed and power. Of course you know players like Wayne Rooney, Clint Dempsey and Neymar chose this boot for that reason.
The Nikeskin upper is going to feel like you’re playing soccer in your socks cause it feels so good on the ball. The upper provides a great first touch with its golf ball-like mesh texture that wraps the entire forefoot. One of the subtle, but key additions to the boot concerning power, is the asymmetric lacing. The off-centered positioning of the Hypervenom laces provides a great surface to cleanly strike the ball with power and accuracy.
Nike’s Hypervenom Phantom is also a great alternate to those who are wider in the foot spectrum. If you couldn’t fit in to the thinner Mercurial line, you should definitely give the Hypervenom a fitting. The Nikeskin upper has an elasticity to it that lets it stretch to form your foot. That said, don’t be too surprise if it is tight on the first fitting.
The only downside to the Hypervenom Phantoms could be the time it takes to break them in. After a few hours of play, you should notice a more form-fitting feel in the midfoot area. The split-toe design on the soleplate echoes the design on the human foot structure, but the glass nylon material that Nike has used on previous models seems too stiff to allow significant utilization of this design.
I highly recommend these boots for anyone that is a creative type midfielder that plays underneath a striker or pair of center forwards. If you are a forward that is looking for a comfortable boot that is lighter on the touch and bright on the eyes this model is a must have.