Nike go from the street to the elite with their first on-pitch collection of the 2018/19 season. All contracted Swoosh stars will switch into the new "Raised on Concrete" pack to kick off their respective campaigns in August.

Headlined by the first PhantomVSN colourway to be worn on pitch, the "Raised on Concrete" pack throws a combination of greys and crimsons across the Mercurial, Hypervenom, and Tiempo as Nike put an immensely successful World Cup behind them to supply their athletes with their new work shoes as they return to their day jobs.


The "Raised on Concrete" PhantomVSN arrives as the second colourway on the new series, after a total blackout drop earlier this month. The "Pure Platinum/Light Crimson/Dark Grey" aesthetic shows how Nike will be showcasing their new technologies in colour form, as the "Light Crimson" palette highlights the control aspect on the instep of the boot.

Built from the inside out, the Nike PhantomVSN features Quadfit technology that isn't visible from the outside. Quadfit doesn’t have the stretch bias typically seen in woven materials. The four axes of fibers conform to the player’s foot and provide support in all directions. The result is an incredible fit across a very broad spectrum of unique foot structures.


Other key tech details include: Ghost Laces are introduced to make the boot look laceless but still feature a lace system. Nike player feedback has told the Swoosh that players still want laces. So laces they have got. A Textured Flyprint upper informed by ball touch data provides the control element, and an entirely new FEA-informed traction pattern accommodates quick multi-directional cuts on a lightweight, responsive plate.

The Flyknit collar is attached to the boot but also features a slit to allow players to tuck the laces away – a feature that will no doubt please players who have worn the Magista Obra, Hypervenom 3 DF, and Mercurial Superfly in the past.

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