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Player Inspired VSN 2

Dean Ariola

A fresh white drop from Nike the new White/Black/Laser Crimson colourway of the Nike Phantom Vision II, is the third set of colours seen on the VSN 2 after the ‘Future Lab’ and ‘Kinetic Black’ editions.

The external heel pad with its pink dimpled pattern, the dynamic fit collar, and the V-shaped Ghost Lacing with white perforations, are all black, while the front of the boot and across from lateral to medial sides are white. Along the seam of the external heel pad is white Phantom Vision branding on the outer side and the Quadfit and ACC branding on the opposite end. Along the lateral side covering the Vamp is the big bold reversed Swoosh symbol and on the other side is its small non-inverted counterpart. The black colour of the Nike symbols is highlighted by their white upper. The front of the boot continues to display windmill shape microtextures that are embossed in the deep lateral side and get more pronounced as it goes over to the instep.

Kevin de Bruyne will give the new colourway a debut in Manchester City’s upcoming 1st leg against Real Madrid in their Champions League Round of 16 match. The new Player Inspired pack of Phantom Vision II is available in FG, AG-PRO, and Kids Elite versions. Nike say that it is inspired by the players that create the unexpectable and control the game from the center of the pitch, sounds like KDB.

This white Phantom Vision II retains the technologies it has been known for. The boot has an internal mesh sleeve called Quadfit that is soft and forms around the foot but has fibres that tighten up during movement for a secure lockdown. The Quadfit provides the structure to the boot’s Flyknit upper which is elasticated in the Ghost Lacing cover and coated with ACC for all-weather performance in the windmill shaped microtextured lateral, medial sides and toe box. The coating is thicker on the instep and the medial side for ball control and stability. Aside from Ghost Lacing, the tongue also has a pull top to make it easier to lace the boot. The external heel pad is there for added protection against physical contact and the dynamic collar fit is added for a sock-like fit around the ankle area. The Hyperposition outsole features outer conical studs for smooth rotational foot movement. For aggressive traction, there are also angular bladed studs on the inner part and on the heel area where they form a circle. In the same manner, as they form a circle on the heel are the studs on the toe agility zone that gives an extra push when making a multidirectional movement out of the toe.


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!