The Two Entirely Different Outsole Designs of The Purple Nike Hypervenom Phantom Boots | Which Is The Correct One?

Such big differences are rather uncommon. When Nike released the striking Nike Hypervenom Phantom II Electro Flare Pack Boots on Monday, it was quite a surprise that the sole plate of the cleats featured a mainly black sole plate while previous leaked pictures suggested that the boots would boast a yellow outsole. So which sole plate design is the correct one?

Black or Yellow Sole Plate - Which is the final version?

Yellow Sole Plate vs Black Sole Plate.

In June 2015, we leaked the first images of the Hyper Grape Nike Hypervenom Phantom 2 Soccer Boots, which introduced an all-new splatter graphic pattern. Our version of the purple Nike Hypervenom Phantom 2 Boots featured a mainly black sole plate with striking yellow details.

But three weeks ago, the first real images of the Hyper Grape Nike Hypervenom Phantom II Boots were leaked showing a striking yellow outsole design, which entirely changed the look of the boots. Immediately, the question had arisen whether our first drafts or if the leaked pictures showing an early prototype featuring a yellow outsole were wrong. We knew that only the launch of the Nike Hypervenom Electro Flare Pack Boots would clear up things.

On September 21, Nike finally launched the all-new Nike Electro Flare Soccer Cleats Collection including the Nike Hypervenom, Magista, Mercurial and Tiempo. And while all other boots were exactly the same as previous leaked boots, Nike's images of the Nike Hypervenom Phantom 2 Boots showed a black sole plate instead of the bold yellow design. So which version is the correct one?

Even though Nike's official images suggest that the black sole plate design is the final version, Footy Headlines understands that Nike have made a rather unusual mistake and showed the wrong version of the boots - an early prototype featuring the black sole plate.

The final version of the Nike Hypervenom Phantom II Cleats will feature the bold yellow sole plate, similar to the low-cut Hyper Grape Nike Hypervenom Phinish Boots. In fact, the Nike Hypervenom Phinish with the yellow sole plate was already worn by Leicester City player Riyad Mahrez in yesterday's training session. As all previous colorways, the low-cut and high-cut versions will both feature the same sole plate main color.

We'll watch out for Nike Hypervenom Phantom 2 players such as Robert Lewandowski, Edinson Cavani and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for the final proof this weekend.