Next-Gen Nike Hypervenom Phantom III Released

Nike opted to introduce a number of all-new features with the launch of the new Hypervenom Phantom III soccer cleats, including a shift to Flyknit and a entirely reconstructed sole plate. Combining a bright green with a flashy orange, the first-ever Nike Hypervenom 3 football boots will go on sale on January 30.

As always, the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Robert Lewandowski and Jamie Vardy will showcase the new Nike Hypervenom Phantom 3 soccer boots on the pitch, while a low-cut alternative is available, too, the first Nike soccer cleat with a Flyknit upper.

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

This image shows the Nike Hypervenom Phantom III DF 2017 boot.

The Nike Hypervenom Phantom III DF 2017 soccer cleat launch colorway introduces a striking two-color look. While the outside of the first-ever Nike Hypervenom Phantom 3 football boots 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.

“We wanted a softened, flexible upper on Hypervenom 3 and knew Flyknit was the best way to achieve this,” explains the boot’s designer, Dylan Van Atta. “By designing down to the pixel, we’re able to bond the texture only where necessary to keep it supple for comfort and touch.”

The Nike Hypervenom Phantom III feature a full-Flyknit upper for the first time in the history of the silo and an engineered texture which looks somewhat similar to the iconic first-gen 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 cleats 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. From a material viewpoint, the sole plate of the Nike Hypervenom Phantom III boots features a more flexible material in the front (Pebax), whereas the rear is made of a studier nylon.

Internal traction has also been taken into consideration for the Nike Hypervenom Phantom III football boots with a Nike Grip sockliner that helps limit shifting of the foot within the boot.

Available from January 30, 2017, the green and red Nike Hypervenom Phantom III DF football boots will retail at around $260 (€250, £200).

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