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Design My Own Nike Boots

Ian Ebbs

The By You service by Nike gives the customers the ability to customise and create their own Nike boots; usually the four ranges of football boots available to customise: the Mercurial Superfly and Vapor, along with the Phantom and the Academy takedowns of those same models.

Design Your Own Nike

Try your hand at making your own football boots, with Nike’s design service, to make boots By You. Add your own colours, designs and style for a touch of magic on the pitch.
Make Your Nike

Nike By You options vary due to their releases and the colour options change as different variants are released, but you get plenty of options. You can also go for a pro Elite boot or the cheaper Academy versions depending on what you are looking for and for some children’s options are also made available to you, you can also get kids football boot sizes in the main boot customiser.

Nike have started to call their NIKEiD custom boots Mercurial By You (or with the relevant silo name) and when you design the boots you get a personalised box too, with Mercurial By Your Name, which is a nice touch and you can add your own colours, logos, text and flags to the boots. One nice feature is that you can add your flag to the lace area of the boots and if you want, use it as a watermark like effect on the Nike Skin upper of the boot.

Speaking of Nikeskin, it’s also the material used for the Academy Phantom Luna, which is available only as a Nike By You release.

How To Design Your Own Nike?

  1. Load up the Nike By You Page
  2. Select your base colour
  3. Pick your laces & soleplate
  4. Choose accent colours & swoosh design
  5. Add your name & flag personalisation

Depending on your boot choice, you have the option of choosing up to four different soles: Firm ground, soft ground, artificial turf and indoor court. Several professionals use NIKEiD to match their boots to their club colours.

There are hundreds of colour options of Nike Football Boots available on NIKEiD. You can change and customise the colour and presets for the upper, laces, sole and much more. Popular colours include black, red, white and gold.

Each of the ranges of NIKEiD there are different boots to choose from such as the Superfly, Vapor and Phantom. Most boots offer a large range of colours and designs. You can also add your own personal iD such as your nickname, squad number or national flag on the upper. Kids versions are available for some boots, where Elite and Academy options are presented, depending on if you want quality & technology or a cheaper price point.


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.