Eagle eyed fans might have spotted Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood debuting the upcoming SK Phantom GT in last nights game vs Leicester City. Featuring a risk red upper and black detailing, the SK Phantom GT is part of a collaboration with Skepta – a British grime MC, rapper, songwriter and record producer. Their is also a range of Skepta-inspired pieces on the boots upper.
Nike use a metallic silver swoosh toward the heel, with additional tonal SK branding and the classic SK plug logo on the inside footbed. Flip them over and they feature a Chrome soleplate with black paint splash. We are not quite sure about the official release date, but Skepta did mention June 13th on his Skeptagram account.
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.”
Check out all the latet Nike Phantom GT colorways at SOCCER.com.
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