As we head into winter months, Nike has introduced the Dark Lightning Pack. This is a collection that features deep Black uppers, White Swoosh and their own unique pop of bright colors across each of Nike’s premier silos — Mercurial, Hypervenom, Magista and Tiempo.
You can find the entire “Dark Lightning” line-up, ready to ship at soccer.com right now.
Hypervenom Phantom 2
A boot designed for stoppable agility, engineered for precision striking and playmaking. The NikeSkin upper offers a barefoot style feel on the ball, are considered to be a decent option for players who have a wider foot, and most importantly have a very short breaking in time. All positives! Across the upper, Nike also use Flywire to keep the boots shape, so they are snug through the midfoot. Underfoot, the split-toe design and agility traction pattern combined unleash a quick response for sudden changes of direction.
Also available: Phinish II, Phelon II
Magista Obra 2
The latest boot released by Nike is highlighted by a unique heat map design. Nike has placed a focus on sensory amplification through feel, for improved creativity, placing a high level of texture across the upper material. Outside the boot, the material feels unusually rigid. But, when you place your foot inside it is a completely different story. They are very soft and plenty pliable, with lots of space to maneuver your foot around in natural fashion. One huge improvement comes in the form of the mid cut collar, which has a wider fit with a different cut around the angle.
Also available: Magista Opus II, Onda II
Mercurial Superfly V
The 5th installment in the Superfly series is built as a total speed system. One of the key features of the Superfly V is how all of the materials interlock to produce the most efficient package possible. A dynamic mid-cut collar secures foot to ankle, while the upper is a textured Flyknit material, with horizontal style speed ribs running across the upper for extra definition on the ball. They are also highlighted by a new plate mapped to the natural contours of the foot. Additionally, the boot’s soleplate is 40% lighter than the carbon fiber plate it replaces, yet it is stronger and more responsive.
Also available: Mercurial Vapor XI, Veloce III
Tiempo Legend 6
Nike use a leather upper across the Tiempo Legend forefoot, providing an extremely clean touch on the ball. Two cross layers of stitching placed along the fold lines of the forefoot provide natural movement in the material as you flex. Underneath the upper, a structural support cage is put in place and this adds a defining feature to the boot. You get a lot more definition thanks to a lattice style construction along the instep and a V like appearance direction down towards the toes.
Also available: Tiempo Legacy II