Nike Phantom Vision Elite review

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Nike's latest entry is not only eco-friendly but also one of the slickest boots around

Phantom is a fitting name for Nike's newest boot - a shoe that fits like a glove and gives you the complete control of a barefoot.

Designed to wrap around your foot from the very first time you try them on, the Phantom is a boot you can forget you're wearing from time to time.

A quadfit mesh inner bootie immediately adjusts to any foot shape, while a stronger dynamic fit collar around the ankle holds everything together for longer.

'Ghost laces' hidden under the collar of the boot meanwhile are constructed in a v-shape ensuring a balanced level of tightness with the fact they are hidden meaning they don't come undone or interfere with your touch.

With Nike still looking to perfect the lace-less boot, the 'ghost lace' system is an ideal fix providing the reassurance of a tight fit without getting in the way. 

While the Nike Mercurial is unashamedly focused on speed, the Nike Phantom is all about control with a textured Flyknit construction placed purposely around the shoe allowing for refined ball control - even in wet conditions.

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All the more remarkable is the fact the Flyknit material is made from recycled water bottles, making for an eco-friendly level of control.

Available in a slick all black or an eye-catching grey and red combination, the Phantom will be worn by Barcelona's Philippe Coutinho and Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne making it a boot likely to set Europe alight. 

The Nike Phantom Vision Elite Dynamic is available for purchase now.

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