New Nike Phantom GX Boots Silo Released - 2022 World Cup Debut

The new Nike Phantom GX football boots were revealed today. The launch edition is called "Nike Phantom GX Disruption". It releases on Thursday, December 15, 2022, at independent retailers.

Players will already debut them in 2022 World Cup

We will probably already see the Nike Phantom GX soccer cleats in the 2022 World Cup quarter-finals today and tomorrow.

Nike end the Phantom GT after two generations

2022 World Cup Debut: Grealish, Kane, Foden, Rodrygo, Tagliafico, Mount & More Train in Next-Gen Nike Phantom GX 'Disruption' Boots

The Nike Phantom GX soccer cleats replace the Nike Phantom GT.

Nike Phantom GX 'Launch' - Hyper Pink/White/Black/Metallic Copper

This image shows the Nike 'Launch' Phantom GX soccer cleats.

The Nike Phantom GX soccer boots boast a stylish look in a bright pinkish red, combined with black, white, and copper. Officially, we expect the colors to be Hyper Pink/White/Black/Metallic Copper.

What is most fascinating is the chrome sole plate. It has a stunning Hyper Pink/Copper Metallic shimmering effect.

Indeed, it is the same color scheme as other cleats from Nike's 2022 World Cup pack, and so certainly part of the Qatar pack.

Looking at features, the new Nike Phantom GX Launch football boots are made for accuracy and control (midfielders and forwards).

There are two versions of the Nike Phantom GX - collared and low-cut. Both the collared and low-cut options try to have no laces in touch and shooting areas. The Dynamic Fit version has a lace cover, the low-cut version has a partly covered lace area.

Gripknit, Ghost Lacing Sytem & Tri-Star Studs

The Nike Phantom GX soccer boots have a Gripknit upper for sticky ball control, "Ghost Laces" and tri-star studs.

Nike Phantom GX - Video

Nike Phantom GX - Tech Summary

The Nike Phantom GX football boots are made for the players who are "creating on the ball through precision touch, ripping shots through a keyhole in the top shelf".

What is revolutionary, according to Nike, is Nike Gripknit. Nike Gripknit is a sticky material that provides better touch to the ball. It covers the first 2 laces, taking up more surface area. It molds to the shape of your foot and gives you an equal grip in wet or dry conditions.

The upper is made with the new Nike Gripknit yarn, which is soft and pliable but has a grippy sensation that footballers love. It also offers unique weatherization benefits: The way the Gripknit yarn is melted and coated, it protects the knit from getting wet without having to add extra coating materials (skins) for weatherization, allowing the player to have a better boot-to-ball connection.

The Nike Phantom GX soccer boots come with Nike's ghost lacing system. It is designed to let you forget about your shoelaces. An elastic knit cover offers access to the laces for tying and provides a cleaner cleat-to-ball connection.

Asymmetry in the collar and heel provides comfort. Soft elements in the heel make for an easy break-in process and help reduce irritation and pressure without compromising stability and structure. The Flyknit collar gives you comfort and snugness around the ankle and lower leg.

What is also very interesting about the Nike Phantom GX is the sole plate/outsole. Tri-star studs (the highest number and biggest variety of any Nike cleat) work with forefoot flex grooves to help unlock change of direction.

A non-performance element of the Nike Phantom GX is the squiggly line on the outsole. " It matches your typical on-field movements, which push forward then zigzag before a strike."

Nike Phantom GX DF Elite (High-Cut)

Nike Phantom GX Elite (Low-Cut)

Nike Phantom GX Logo

Nike Phantom GX - High-Cut vs Low-Cut

Nike Phantom GX 'Disruption' - Launch Colorway- Features

  • Successor of Nike Phantom GT
  • Made for control and accuracy
  • Two Models: Collared With lace cover, low-cut with partly covered lace area
  • Gripknit upper
  • Ghost lacing system
  • Price: around USD 250 (EUR 240, GBP 190)
  • Colorway: Hyper Pink/White/Black/Metallic Copper
  • Release date: 15 December 2022

The launch edition (called Disruption) of the Nike Phantom GX soccer boots are set to be available from 15 December 2022, retailing at around USD 250 (EUR 240, GBP 190).

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