Last week, Nike introduced their long awaited new soccer cleat, the Hypervenom. It is the boot we shall be seeing used by a lot of attacking styled players, such as Wayne Rooney and Neymar. Taking over the T90 silo is a boot not meant for power but rather agility. For T90 users the change might be a bit drastic. Going from a boot built like a tank to a boot that has an upper that looks like a quilted paper towel and probably, when compared to the T90, might seem just as flimsy. But the boot still has alot to offer and is sure to appeal to most every striker.
Let us see what the Hypervenom range has brought us! Something interesting about the tiers is that each boot is under 8oz and they all have the anatomical last Nike have come up with for the Venoms. I really like how they have stuck above 7 oz and below 8 oz with all tiers in this silo.
Leading off the Hypervenom range we have the Phantom. Nikeskin and a soleplate designed to increase agility is what sets them apart from the vapor. We also see a more anatomical last and more kinisio friendly set up to the boot in general. Like all professional models it has a hefty price tag and it is actually one of the more expensive nike releases. Is it worth the price tag though? I guess we’ll have to wait for a review. It weighs in at 7.2 oz
Retails for $224.99
Up next we have the Phatal. These would be a good option for those who aren’t fans of the Phantom Nikeskin upper, nike have created a soft synthetic upper called mirage for the mid take down version. Nike have taken a different direction with the upper and have given it minimal texture but in the end making it feel more solid. They have somewhat replicated the soleplate of the top tier version but with lesser materials however. But knowing nike their mid-tier version will be nothing to scoff at if it is the same quality as other mid-tier nike releases. It weighs in at 7.6 oz
Retails for $119.99
In terms of economic low tier cleats the Phelon has to be one of the most impressive take downs on the market. It is also the lightest low tier you can find. Weighing in at just 7.80z the Phelon is very light compared to other cleats in its price bracket. The upper also has much more texture to it then the Phatal. Good thing is that they also come in turf. Hopefully it proves to be of better quality than the Victory! I’ll definitely look to test out a pair.
Retails for $74.99
Which of the three would be up your alley?