Officially released in May 2015, the Hypervenom Phantom II is Nike's latest boot of which is placed within the category of agility. Under the slogan 'Deceptive by Nature', the Phantom II is created for the world's most creative and agile attacking players within the game. In unprecedented fashion, the Phantom II features Nike's iconic Dynamic Fit collar of which was debuted by various Barcelona and Juventus stars within European club football's biggest stage - the Champions League Final. Since launching the Hypervenom Phantom II, players such as Edinson Cavani, Thiago Alcantara, and Robert Lewandowski have laced-up in the venomous silo with the latter player receiving his own signature edition created to show patriotism towards his place of birth.
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The headline design feature for the Phantom II sees the revolutionary Dynamic Fit collar adorn the boot which enhances a sock-like sensation for the player whereas its Hypervenom counter, the Phinish, displays a traditionally low-cut composition. For a superior touch the Hypervenom features the super soft and responsive NikeSkin upper which fits closer to your foot for a more natural touch. The one-piece design eliminates unnecessary layers using only thin PU film and performance mesh to reduce weight and bring your foot closer to the ball. For agility and speed the Hypervenom uses a split-toe soleplate and agility traction pattern to deliver a quick response to help you find space when defenders close in. The cleat shapes and pattern are designed for sudden changes of direction with faster release and maximum responsiveness while the forefoot groove unleashes fierce toe-off speed for faster sprints. In terms of weight, the Hypervenom Phantom II competes with the lightest speed silos on the market today weighing in at just 204 grams.
Added features include the All Conditions Control coating for optimal control in both wet and dry conditions and a 3D fragmented texture enhancing ball control. More benefits include shortened laces for a larger string zone, tapered laces for a more uniform striking surface, agility cage with internal support band for stability and lock-down, an anatomically correct shape for a glove like fit and a nylon chassis with a Pebax base for support and a responsive feel. If the Hypervenom Phantom II is above your price range you can try the Phatal, Phelon or Phade editions designed for junior, youth and developing footballers.