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Nike Premier Boots Review

Dean Ariola

The Nike Premier line is known for its simplicity of form and function, and normally attracts traditionalists of football footwear. It shares a distinction with the adidas Copa Mundial as one of the longest-running models, which, if you think about it, says a lot about what the Premier offers as a football boot. With Nike going full synthetic leather now, however, the Premier may be your last chance to experience the relevance of a pair of natural leather boots under the Swoosh brand.



Things to Know about the Nike Premier:

  • Now on its 3rd (and probably last) generation as Nike discontinues the use of K-leather and transitions to synthetic leather
  • Costs just around £100; one of the best leather boot in the price range; competitively priced versus the likes of New Balance 442 v2 and the equally great adidas Copa Mundial
  • Relative to the Premier 1 and 2, now more responsive because of the synthetic panels on the heel and lacing area, as well as the firmer finish of the leather on the midfoot; still not at par with the likes of the Nike Mercurials and the now synthetic leather composite Tiempo Legend
  • Fold-over tongue with cut lines for either a modern or classic look
  • Less tech but more comfort not only because of the suppleness and natural stretch of the leather but also because of the standard tongue and u-throat construction with deep lacing system; gives you the ultimate adjustability in terms of how well the boot wraps and fits around your foot; overstretching can be an issue somewhere down the road

  • Not speed-boot light but definitely not a heavy pair
  • true-to-size and can accommodate wide-feet players
  • Plastic soleplate falls on the flexible side; might feel flimsy but works well with the plushness of the upper
  • Stud height and conical configuration focuses more on pivots rather than bite and traction, but at least can be considered for artificial pitches
  • As of this writing, available in Turf and Anti-clog Soft Ground soleplates

Other NikePremier 3 Expert Boot Reviews:

Combine the viewpoints above with these other video reviews, so you can get a sense of where the consensus is as far as the Nike Premier is concerned:

Noah Cavanaugh’s Review

SR4U’s Review


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!