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Nike Phantom GT “Generative Texture” Released

Nike Phantom GT Released

A new generation of Nike Phantom has arrived, ready for players who move the ball with a high degree of dexterity between and around opponents. Introducing the tech advanced Nike Phantom GT, a boot that is set to replace the PhantomVSN and PhantomVNM lines, with a FlyEase version set to give players an even more advanced level of soccer cleat.

The Nike Phantom GT will officially be available TODAY at soccer.com.

What is the Nike Phantom GT?

According to Nike, Phantom GT is the most data-driven boot Nike has ever created. During the creation process, scientists in the Nike Sport Research Lab (NSRL) spent countless hours analyzing the various angles and intensities with which the ball comes onto and off of a boot when playing football.

They questioned how the ball connects with the boot, creating a pressure maps and a basic guide of important data points. The design of the Phantom GT (Generative Texture) used these digital data sets to create a boot built to help perfect feel on the ball and unleash a player’s creative skills.

Kevin De Bruyne “The Phantom GT is fantastic — it’s pretty much exactly what I need to help me play the way I do. The touch, the feel of the boot is the best I have worn in my career and I can’t wait to launch them. Nike has pretty much made my perfect boot.”

Nike Phantom GT FG

Phantom GT in Black and Pink

Generative Texture Upper Explained

With two years of research and development in hand, the Nike design team landed on the optimal patterns and varying heights and angles of the texture across the boots upper. Designers learned how much texture is too much, so as not to make the boot excessively grippy. And by molding the texture right into the Nike Flyknit upper (as opposed to affixing texture atop it), the boot retains a soft, pliable, premium feel without risk of texture detachment.

We have heard this one several times before, so it will be interesting to see how this version plays out on pitch.

Nike Hyperquick Soleplate

In addition to its revolutionary upper, the sole plate and traction of this boot is entirely new, enabling sharp cuts and underfoot control. The new Nike Hyperquick System features a generative chassis with agility studs. It is built to be more rigid in the heel for planting, while the forefoot is designed for swift change of direction. Conical studs have been split for quick cuts, complemented by wide rotated chevrons. Together, they combine for the best FEA (Finite Element Analysis) traction pattern Nike has ever produced for medial and lateral movements.

Kai Havertz “I felt a difference in the new Phantom boot as soon as I put it on. The fit and feel is incredible and not like any boot I have worn before.”

Nike Phantom GT FlyEase

What is FlyEase?

In another first for Nike, there will be a version of Phantom GT released that features FlyEase technology. The Phantom GT Academy FlyEase features a fold-down heel for easy entry and a wrap-around strap closure in lieu of laces. This one could be a real game changer, and it is one that I am very excited to test out. But, we have to wait a little longer for its official release, currently slated for sometime in September.

The Nike Phantom GT will officially be available TODAY at soccer.com.

Nike Phantom GT Creation Design

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