For any footballer, a good pair of cleats works just like a trusty sidekick; with the right shoe you’ll have better control and souped-up kicks when on the ball. More importantly, you will have stronger protection for your feet. So whether you’re on the attack or defence, or simply looking to enjoy a session of kick-around with friends, step up your game and get noticed on the field with these latest releases from Nike.
The lightest of the lot, the Mercurial Superfly works like a well-crafted slingshot with its blade-like silhouette and ultra-lightweight sole, supporting players that love bursting through spaces or tackling at lightning speeds. With this new Superfly edition comes three additional bladed studs: one at the forefoot and two at the heel for sharper, quicker turns on the field. There’s also better ball control with a thin upper, while the rest of the shoe’s profile promotes a fit like no other, thanks to the stretchy FlyKnit and high-top sock – setting the bar for explosive speed whenever on the pitch.
The boot that packs a punch with every swing of the foot, the Hypervenom II Phantom design is decked out with a wide, textured upper – as the laces are pushed to the side, and it is engineered for the most lethal kicks and precise shots. With a highly protective Nikeskin layer, the boot continues to stay light and compact as it is the only shoe in the Nike football series to replace the tongue with the extension of the high-top collar. This boot amps up the power it already stacks with FlyKnit cables that keep the fit snug, so you’ll have better control over quick turns when running with the ball or tackling an opponent.
The first-of-its kind with the construction of a knitted upper and mid-cut collar, the Magista Obra is designed to present all-round comfort, be it on the ball or a sprint across the field. The design smoothly syncs itself with all your movements while remaining well-fitted, thanks to the help of the FlyKnit cables weaved into the boot. This revolutionary pair also works high support and protection into the mix with a stitched upper that not only absorbs the impact brought on by fierce kicks, it offers a ‘second-skin feel’ for any player looking to play with as little armour as possible.
For the Tiempo Legend edition, the boot borrows the Hypervenom Phantom fit and combines it with its high-quality Kangaroo leather to create a boot that moves with you while staying protective. Packed with a memory foam that runs through the middle so the shoe always stays synced with you, the Tiempo is also well-ventilated thanks to its mesh upper. Perfect for the player looking for a boot that keeps him distraction-free, the Tiempo is a great example of a design which sees classic style meet innovation design.