Next-Gen Nike Hypervenom Phantom III 2017 Boots Leaked

Update: The first picture of the Nike Hypervenom Phantom II soccer cleats has been leaked, and it does feature a heightened collar after all. It does allow for a good look at the new one-piece Flyknit upper construction, while we've kept the other pictures for different views at the launch colorway.

Following our in-depth overview of the next-gen Nike Hypervenom Phantom III football boots last week, people have sent in what appear to be the first photos showing off the launch colorway of the highly anticipated release. The Nike Hypervenom Phantom 3 will be released in early 2017 in a striking Electric Green paint job.

Important: All but one of images in this post are showing the 'Phelon' takedown variant of the Nike Hypervenom 3, a version that retails at ~ $70, less than a third of the price of the Phantom.

Nike Hypervenom Phantom III - Electric Green / Black / Hyper Orange / Volt

This image shows the Nike Hypervenom Phelon III 2017 boot. (via @kenanken42)

The Nike Hypervenom Phantom III 2017 launch colorway introduces a striking two-color look. While the outside of the first-ever Nike Hypervenom Phantom 3 soccer cleats is bright green (Electric Green), the inside is painted in an orangish red (Hyper Orange). Both the laces and the lower part of the studs on the sole plate of the next-gen Nike Hypervenom III boots are Volt.

Last but not least, all brandings on the Nike Hypervenom Phantom III cleats are positioned like on the first and second generations, and colored black. Both the sole plate and the collar lining are black as well.

Like their predecessors, the new Nike Hypervenom III boots are designed to offer lockdown, improve ball touch and support dynamic motion.

The Nike Hypervenom Phantom III will feature a full-Flyknit upper for the first time in the history of the silo and an engineered texture which, on the first pictures, looks similar to the iconic Hypervenom upper pattern. Retaining the trademark offset lacing construction, the Nike Hypervenom 2017 cleats introduce a new construction that sees the lower four lace holes on the outstep replaced by loops. This part will be interesting to see on the actual top model, especially in combination with Flywire.

On top of the new upper, the Nike Hypervenom 3 soccer boots bring a new sole plate that takes inspiration from that of the 2016 Nike Mercurial and that of the Nike Hypervenom 1 and 2. Keeping the formers alignment in general, the new plate features chevron-shaped studs on the inside, while the traditional cones are replaced by hexagonal ones. Two bladed studs are placed centrally at the front.

Expected to launch in February 2017, the green and red Nike Hypervenom Phantom III football boots will retail at around $260 (€250, £200).

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