Nike Hypervenom Phantom vs Mizuno Wave Ignitus 3
Bryan: Mizuno Wave Ignitus 3 – This is a tough one, but Mizuno has really pieced together a masterclass of a boot that leaves no room for doubt. The Hypervenom offers quality, but there is still work to do before the boot wins me over.
Kevin: Mizuno Wave Ignitus 3 – This is an easy decision for me, the WI3 are an outstanding pair of boots and the shooting and control technology actually does work, plus Mizuno make higher quality boots.
Jim: Mizuno Wave Ignitus 3 – One of the last of its kind on the market so I would hands down choose it over the Phantom. I’ve also developed a disinterest in the massive amounts of flimsy uppers and “speed” boots and the Wave with its sturdy upper and large strike zone will be a nice change from what has become the norm. It also helps that it is close to what I consider the ideal weight for a boot.
Tyler: Mizuno Wave Ignitus 3 – The Hypervenom has taken the boot-world by storm. Many stores sold out of the new Nike boot in a matter of hours. It’s my opinion though, that the Hypervenom is an average boot with above average marketing support. The Ignitus line continues to rank very high in terms of comfort, durability, and practicality. On top of this, I have heard a few complaints about the Hypervenom’s soleplate and stud configuration but haven’t had the chance to test it personally.
Colin: Nike Hypervenom Phantom – Not to jump on the ever-expanding Hypervenom bandwagon, but my selection has to be the Nike Hypervenom in this matchup. The unique upper from Nike is something I can not pass up.
Ethan: Nike Hypervenom Phantom – A harder one to judge as I haven’t had any experience with Mizuno. However, I really feel the Hypervenom has great traction and the Nike Skin upper has the best dimpling I have seen. The upper is the selling point for me because I’m a sucker for dimpling and control elements.
Richard: Mizuno Wave Ignitus 3- You always want what you can’t have, in my case that’s the Mizuno’s. They do top class boots simple as really. Also the amount of tech they pop into the Ignitus series really is amazing.
Final Tally: Hypervenom 2 – Wave Ignitus 5