Taking precision to the next level.
As footballers, we desire a boot that lets us do the talking. We want a boot which allows us to play freely and express our skill. Here’s when we introduce ourselves to the brand new Phantom GX.
A new football boot which serves the future of athletes and sport through the introduction of Nike Gripknit, a brand new Nike exclusive yarn coated with TPU that when melted to the optimal temperature creates a grippy, flexible and durable new generation of Nike Flyknit, unlocking a new precision of touch on the pitch.
Inspired by a fingerprint, the Gripknit upper package is grippy and flexible but also has a tackiness for sharp ball control. To create the optimal level of performance, balancing grippiness and clean ball contact, Nike combined Nike Gripknit with high-tenacity yarns to achieve an optimal ratio for footballers in key boot-to-ball contact areas, giving athletes the ability to be more precise in their game.
The upper is made with the new Nike Gripknit yarn, which is soft and pliable but has a grippy sensation that footballers love. It also offers unique weatherization benefits: The way the Gripknit yarn is melted and coated, it protects the knit from getting wet without having to add extra coating materials (skins) for weatherization, allowing the player to have a better boot-to-ball connection.
The new versatile stud pattern provides athletes with increased traction and responsiveness when making quick cuts. This new bold agility plate optimizes multidirectional movement on the pitch, allowing athletes to quickly separate from their opponents during game play.
The Gripknit yarns also form the cornerstone to explore new systems of fit. The asymmetric collar and heel design was constructed to help reduce irritation and help footballers break in their boots more easily by bringing the seam on the heel of the boot away from the Achilles. The Phantom GX is the first elite Nike boot at retail to feature a heel counter that is usually reserved for sponsored Nike athletes. This counter has a recess in the heel to improve comfort in the boot’s lockdown without compromising the stability and structure that footballers need.
The Nike Phantom GX from the Nike 'Blast Pack' is available NOW at SPT Football - Australia's True Football Destination. Click HERE to shop now!