Nike Phantom GT Boots
The 2022 Phantom GT 2 comes with and without a DF sock collar as you prefer. Both of these GT2 are available in Nike's four tiers of quality; Elite (worn by professionals), Pro, Academy and Club. The Academy include a FlyEase option that use velcro instead of laces. Let us help you choose the right ones for you...
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Phantom GT 2 Boots 2022
Available in Four Levels
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Types For Different Pitches
The FG Hyperquick soleplate of the Phantom GT has a unique open-arch structure in addition to the cut-outs on the forefoot and rear. This allows for a more natural feeling when twisting the foot and doing agility-based movements. The split conicals give the stud configuration some leg room for rotational work.
The SG-Anti Clog soleplate of the Phantom GT remains open-arched but does cover the cutouts to extend the coverage of the hydrophobic coating. The metal studs are replaceable unlike the Mercurials.
The conical-heavy AG-Pro Phantom GT has an outsole material that endures in Artificial grass. Hallow and shortened, the stud configuration helps you get closer to the ground and alleviate the shocks coming from the synthetic pitch.
No need to make a choice between an FG or AG Phantom GT with the Academy ones.. Mixing chevrons and conicals in one stud configuration, plus just the right amount of height, allows the Academy Phantoms to be playable in any pitch except the soft ground.
Extremely shallow and minimally cushioned, first-gen artificial pitches require a very small amount of height from the studs as well as increased number to deal with the density and general hardness of the surface. All stud requirements are met by the Turf Phantom GT, which also has a React Foam cushion on the rear of the sole to make it comfortable playing in the said surface.
Your Phantom GT boot for the fast and tight ball control action in 5-a-side and futsal. Flat non-marking outsole for indoor court stability and Generative Texture for extra ball grip.
2020 Original Phantom GT
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In 2020 Nike released their Phantom GT they were their most data driven pair of football boots they had ever created.
The Phantom include the Hyperquick System for the soleplate, designed to keep footballers on their feet at high speeds. Supporting quick cuts, the plate is rigid in the right areas and has agility studs, with a unique pattern, created to make space from defenders.
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.
When are the next Nike Phantoms released?
Nike usually drop a new release every three months, sometimes with limited editions added in between.
What does GT stand for in Nike Phantom?
The GT in Nike Phantom stands for Generative Texture, the application across the upper of the boots for more control with the ball.
Is the Nike Phantom GT good for wide feet?
The Phantom GT are one of Nike's best boots for wide feet with their generous last, which accomodates the wider foot.
What are Nike Phantom GT made of?
The Phantom GT are made of Nike's Flyknit material for the upper, with the Generative Texture molded into the upper in all the right places.
When did Nike Phantom GT2 come out?
The GT 2 launched with the Rawdacious Pack in Summer of 2021, following up the Phantom GT that originally launched in 2020.
How much do Nike Phantom GT Elite weigh?
The Phantom GT weigh 190 grams (6.7oz), more or less depending on your size and a little more if you include the DF sock collar.
This indepth report was written by Ian Ebbs, founder of FootballBoots.co.uk in 2010. He supports Blackburn Rovers, is President of a 1,000 member football club, a central midfielder he plays twice a week and coaches Junior teams.
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