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.
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.