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Black Nike Renew Boots

Ian Ebbs

Nike’s ‘Renew Pack’ is the first blackout Swoosh collection to feature 2021’s all new-gen Mercurials, Phantoms, and Tiempo, providing the silos with a timeless colourway that expresses, above all else, focus and toughness on the pitch. It follows the Black x Prism pack released at the tail end of winter 2021.

The black base colour of the boots in this drop gives off a deep contrast to the sky blue applications of the Swoosh logos, which are either outlines or solid colour-filled ones depending on the silo. Other details, like the new Phantom GT strip visuals and the off-sync Swoosh overlap on the Mercs, use a shade of grey officially called ‘Iron Grey.’

The colour combination of black and blue is reminiscent of the Under the Radar paint job of the Tiempo 8 and the Wavelength Mercurials and Phantom VSN, less the glossy and sparkling finish.

The ‘Renew Pack’ is not due for a wide release among the Swoosh brand’s roster of football stars. With that said, the inclusion of the GT2 and Tiempo 9 alongside the concept of black boots being synonymous with Academy players, the ‘Black Pack’ offers a refreshing take on humble football beginnings and is sure to draw in a fair amount of football boot consumers.


Ian Ebbs

Founder of back in 2010, Ian went on to create and host their YouTube channel which now has 1.5million subscribers and over 300 million views, he also hosts their podcast which you can find on Spotify. Taking his over fifteen year experience in the football industry, Ian wrote the book: How To Choose Your Boots (find it on Amazon) where he looks to help footballers of all levels find their perfect pair.