Nike end the season with boots that are to become the source of enlightened plays themselves. Using colours that pop and illuminate, every inch of silhouette and space occupied by the Mercurials, Phantom GXs and Tiempo is well-delineated, so that every speedsters, midfield maestros and defenders could do their respective magic on the football. Nike Luminous succeeds the Blast pack in providing the source of light, figuratively and literally, on the pitch.
Pink Mercurial Boots
Nike has a rich history of pink Mercurials. 2008 brought the Ribery Pink Panther. Then we had the Lightning Storm in 2015 followed by the Superfly Mbappe Rosa in 2020.
We can now add the Luminous Mercurial Superfly 9/Vapor 15 to those boots that cloak themselves with the gummy shade of pink, with this particular pink Mercurials adding accents of volt for the brandings, logos and Zoom Air sole, and black, which is applied towards the end of the Swoosh.
Yellow Nike Phantom
The Yellow Volt accent, however, comes to life fully in the Luminous GX as it takes over the Gripknit upper. Gripknit still has that two-tone distinction for its bespoke weaving pattern, though arguably you might need to wait and take a second look to have its visibility take effect.
This GX release does have a contrasting light grey knitted quarter, king of similar how that white quarter contrasted with the light blue Gripknit in the Blast GX. A glittering deep royal blue fills in the solid and outline Swooshes of the boot, with a smaller pink one placed opposite the apex of the later.
Last K-Leather Nike Tiempo Legend
As the farewell entry of the storied leathered Tiempo, Luminous shifts the volt accent away from the yellow spectrum and into the greener side. While that yellow volt still makes it way to this Tiempo by filling up the solid Swoosh, further distinction is made from the base courtesy of the bold outline for the Nike logo. That greyish white from the rear of the GX flows to the Hyperstability sole of the Luminous Tiempo.