Nike are back with another fresh set of Blackout releases, this set coming with a unique story that is sure to reach out to a different type of player. Welcome in the Academy Black Pack. Each boot in Nike’s current top tier range takes on the subtle look – Magista Obra and Opus, Mercurial Superfly and Vapor, Hypervenom Phantom and Tiempo Legend.
Then there is the back story…..
The Nike Academy is an elite development program for talented young footballers. The players who reside at the Nike Academy not only have access to world-class facilities and coaching, they are among the very first to wear Nike’s latest innovative products. In some instances, Nike Academy players have even tested blacked-out versions of Nike’s groundbreaking boots before the boots and their colors were officially revealed to the world.
Available from soccer.com.
But all-black boots aren’t just for wear-testing, they’re for any player with the understated confidence to let his talent do the talking. Some youth academies mandate that players wear all-black boots, lest individuals attempt to stand out on colorways alone.
That is the absolute key statement here and what separates the players that will wear these boots to those that decide to go with something like the Highlight Pack. There is an extra element of confidence displayed when aspiring players can wear black boots and get the job done!
As a nod to academy players who never fail to make a statement in muted black, Nike is launching the Nike Academy Black Pack. Unlike wear-testing boots, this pack will feature black gradient changes that amplify the design features of each boot. This is incorporated through the swoosh, specifically the outline. Flip them over, and you get a look at the only area where a pop of color exists – several stud tips get the highlight effect.
The Nike Academy Black Pack is currently available at soccer.com.