Video Offers First-Hand Look at Nike Hypervenom II Boots with Old Upper

The people at VT Sports Direct, a Vermont-based soccer retailer, got their hands on the highly anticipated Nike Hypervenom Phantom II Euro 2016 boots, the first to return to the popular upper material and shape of the first generation. Taking full advantage of the opportunity, they have produced a comprehensive hands-on video that shows off the reworked cleats.

Nike Hypervenom Phantom II with Old Upper - Hands-On

Featuring the bold 'Volt' Euro 2016 paint job of the Nike Hypervenom Phantom II which, as we know, is the first second-gen Hypervenom boot to return to the iconic honeycomb upper of the first generation, the video allows us to get a better impression of the reworked construction. The Nike Hypervenom II Euro 2016 cleats will be launched in the first week of June.

While the upper is clearly (at least) inspired by the original Nike Hypervenom, released 2013, other features of the second generation such as the heightened Flyknit collar and the lateral Flywire strings are retained. This way, Nike hopes to tackle criticisms which claimed the upper of the Nike Hypervenom II boots was stiffer and less flexible than that of the first generation.

Are you looking forward to getting your hands on the 'new-old' Nike Hypervenom football boots? Share your thoughts and your opinion upon watching the video in the comments section below.