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Phil Foden’s Boots

Dean Ariola

At the moment, Phil Foden is a Nike Phantom GX wearer, like the boots he is wearing Phil is at the early phase of a bright career. His ability to play midfield as well as forward roles attest to his offensive versatility. With such an abundance of technical ball skills and movement intelligence, he is served well by the sticky ball grip of the Gripknit technology and versatile stud configuration of the latest Phantom boots.

Phil Fodens’s GX Nike Boots

Phantom GX Low Thunder

Thunder GX had that purple Gripknit up front, and all the aesthetical mark was confined to the heel and quarter panel. There an image of thunder showered around that part of the boot.

Phantom GX Low Peak Ready

But when it came to the European lights, Foden did join his Nike brothers in switching to the Peak Ready pack, with him wearing the low-cut model of the Phantom GX. This GX had the quarter contain the thematic hyper turquoise, with the Gripknit overlay in an off-white shade.

Ready GX

Foden did wear the 2023/24 season-opening crimson-based GX from the Ready Pack. But only for a moment before switching back to the neon yellow Luminous GX. The star though regularly appeared in the Nike social media marketing the Ready boots together with Marcus Rashford.

Luminous Phantom

Phil Foden joined the rest of the Nike Phantom crew in wearing the yellow on white Luminous GX.  What’s more, he wore the boot that his then Manchester City teammate Erling Haaland had for himself when the much-sought striker officially signed for Nike.

Multicolour GX

Link Fusion

With Kevin de Bruyne getting to wear the Blaze GX, Foden moved in to the other special Phantom release which was the Link Fusion GX. The black gripknit has greyish undertones courtesy of the bespoke weave pattern, but what took the spotlight was the multicolour knit that occupied the quarter of the boot.

Sky Blue White GX

Phantom GX Blast

As expected, Foden moved on to the blue with white Phantom GX when it got released under the Nike Blast Pack on January 2023. About a month removed from debuting the silo in the World Cup and showcasing the boldness of the pink ‘Disruption’ launch colourway, the English star  turned to this particular GX drop that certainly had a more welcoming feel to it. With a gorgeous look and a tech that simply worked, one can imagine Foden enjoying his football and having a blast with these boots.

Pink Black GX

Hyper Pink Phantom GX

Being one of the creative sparks for his team, Foden was a perfect fit for the Nike Phantom line. He then joined a chorus of stars in debuting the Phantom GX in the 2022 World Cup. The Nike Gripknit was the main highlight of the boot, offering a grip technology in the form of a knitted outer layer. Unlike other rival techs, the Gripknit’s execution as a layer provided a balance between enhancing ball grip and blending seamlessly with the upper. This resulted in the boot maintaining its softness and thinness.

What Did Foden Wear Previously?

His previous boots were the direct predecessors of the Phantom GT, the Phantom Vision where he was one the up and coming stars for Nike football. One of the highlights of his career is England’s win in the U17 FIFA World Cup Finals, scoring a brace in the final wearing the Hypervenoms from the Nike Lock in Let Loose Pack.

Foden picked up more silverware when he won the 2020 EFL Cup, wearing the Phantom VNM Future Lab in the finals against Aston Villa. Phil went on to be a key member of the England squad at Euro 2020, although he was ruled out of the final due to injury.

Other big name players in Nike’s Phantom line include Harry Kane, Gavi and Mason Mount, a number of his club and country wearing the same boots as Phil.


Dean Ariola

Dean has worked Chief writer at the Black & Orange team since 2020, he has an indepth knowledge of all the soccer shoes from the big brands, you have him to thank for all the updates to our Boot Secrets guide and he is first on the scene with all the new releases for you!