Nike Phantom GT Boots
Nike have replaced their Phantom Vision and Phantom Venom boots, with one combined option aimed at providing boots for both control and accuracy as those two boots did. Are the Phantom GT any good and will they work for your game?
Phantom GT Models
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Your choices of Phantom GT
Elite Phantom GT
Phantom GT Elite
The Low option of the Phantoms, like the Vapor to the Superfly
The Elite represents the Phantom GT at their best, complete with the Flyknit upper, Generative Texture, Dynamic Fit Collar, and Hyperquick soleplate. They come in natural grass and artificial grass-specific soleplates, with both the DF (Dynamic Fit collar version) and low editions.
Pro Phantom GT
Phantom GT Pro
One step down from the Elite model, just in the low collar variation, with higher end specs, but a lower price
The Pro have a less premium Flyknit and toned-down generative texture and a TPU soleplate instead of the Pebax found on the Elite. Despite that, the Pro provide decent value for money because of the similarity it has with the top-end model, they're available in firm ground, indoor, and turf models depending on your choice of low or DF model.
Academy Phantom GT
Phantom GT Academy
The low version of the Phantom GT, off centred lacing with slight grip to the upper, great cheap option.
A step down are the Academy GT, where significant changes have been applied, like a stiffer upper and stitched textile tongue and collar. The outsole is TPU like on the Pro but the midfoot studs have been changed from blades to conicals for a default multiground stud configuration. You can read our GT Academy review here, the Academy is also available in other soleplates like the Anti Clog, Indoor, and Turf. It's worth noting though that only the Academy boot has the Flyease model which has a fold-down heel and velcro closure, which makes it easier to put them on without tying the laces.
Club Phantom GT
Phantom GT Club
Cheapest version of the Phantom GT, without any of the techical benefits of the higher models including lacking the generative texture
The entry-level club boot feels noticeably chunky around the foot but works best as a protective boot. The Generatve Texture is minimally present and these can seem more suited to young children, they come with the default Mixed Ground tooling, Indoor or with a Turf outsole.
Phantom GT Deals
The Phantom has embodied Nike's drive towards power and control. With a revamp that sees the VNM and VSN giving way to GT.
The GT is more than just a merger of two boots, more importantly, it is an intersection of two lineages of iconic Nike silos-the power-driven Nike boots like the Total 90 and Hypervenom where the VNM hailed from, and the control-focused Nike soccer cleats like the CTR360 and Magista that inspired the VSN.
Aside from bringing power and control into one boot, the GT also enables the Phantom GT to bring a dynamic variety of players, from powerful strikers like Harry Kane and Robert Lewandowski to agile wingers and midfielders Kevin de Bruyne and Jack Grealish into one exciting roster.
The backdrop of past famous Nike models has significantly informed the build of the GT as reflected by its off-centre lacing and rubber striking elements. It reinforces the notion that the Phantom joins its Mercurial and Tiempo Nike peers as one of the industry's memorable silos. As branded by Nike, the Phantom GT is your tool to express your creative instinct to fill the football pitch canvass with your artistic passes, dribbles, and goals.
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