All Features + 3 Colorways: Nike Phantom VSN Boots Released

Nike today finally revealed the totally new Phantom VSN (Phantom Vision) football boots, which will replace the Magista line from now on.

The first Nike Phantom Vision cleats will be available tomorrow as part of the 'Stealth Ops' pack, whilst the light grey and maroon colorways are slated to drop on July 30 and August 6, respectively.

Who Will Wear Them?

Having replaced the Magista, most players who previously donned the Magista Obra DF high cuts will switch to the Phantom Vision line from today. Apart from that, the most prominent players to promote the all-new silo are Philippe Coutinho, Kevin De Bruyne, and Leon Goretzka, two of which wore the Mercurial 360 before.

Nike Phantom Vision Colorways

Black / Black / Black - July 18

Light Grey / Black / Grey / Red - July 30

Team Red / Dark Grey / Bright Crimson - August 6

Nike Phantom Vision Features


The Nike Phantom Vision is the first Nike shoe to include the brand's new 'Quadfit' tech, something that will soon adapted by more footwear throughout the Swoosh lineup.

“We developed an internal Quadfit mesh bootie that conforms to fit most any foot, but retains its shape and will not overstretch,” says Nike Football designer Phil Woodman. “Quadfit contains the foot without constricting the foot.”

Quadfit is designed to decrease breaking in times and offer a more custom, personal fit for everyone. “Players have long been accustomed to the rigors of breaking in their boots,” explains Woodman, “but the PhantomVSN is match-ready right out of the box.”

Ghost Lace System

The 'Ghost Lace' lace cover system was a feature that was talked about a lot prior to the launch of the new Phantom Vision. Something new for Nike Football, the construction allows for the entire lacing system to be tucked away under a second layer of Flyknit, similar to what Adidas has done on the last-gen X Purespeed for example.

“We’ve done tremendous amounts of research, talking with players and analyzing data in the lab,” explains Woodman, “and the results are unanimously in favor of lacing to provide that customized fit each player desires.”

3-D Texture

Informed by Nike's Sport Research Lab research, the Phantom Vision features a 3-D upper structure that is optimized for touch and control in each area of the foot.


The Nike Phantom VSN has a new traction plate with a stud alignment designed to help with quick, multi-directional turns.

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