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Nike Launch The "Euphoria Mode" Pack

As we head into the business end of the season Nike have launched the aptly named "Euphoria Mode" Pack which will be worn by their contracted players for the UEFA Champions League semi-finals and final, as well as the Copa America and Nations League. You're about to see a whole lot of this collection.

Euphoria – "a feeling or state of intense excitement and happiness" – an emotion chased hard at this part of the season and as the trophy hunt continues Nike have served up a fresh set of corresponding colourways across the Mercurial, Tiempo, PhantomVNM &VSN series. Each drops in a white canvas with blasts of colour hitting each upper from different angles. Well, to be completely accurate the boots are bold colours blasted with white paint, according to the Swoosh, and we're playing by their rules so that's what it is.

With the PhantomVNM & VSN now an established double act in the Nike show, the Mercurial & Tiempo are somewhat shoehorned into an unorthodox duo as they share a "Total Orange" base for this collection. The Vapor and Superfly will be worn by all of Nike's Mercurial players, including Cristiano Ronaldo, Kylian Mbappe, and Neymar as domestic and European campaigns are wrapped up, and the international fixtures fire up.

The PhantomVNM arrives in a strong "Racer Blue" look with the white blast hitting the silo from the rear to create a design that has us reminiscing about the EURO 2012 "Clash Collection" – one of Nike's most successful and simplistic summer tournament boot packs. The "Euphoria Mode" edition arrives as just the second on-pitch Venom and will replace the "Game Over" pack which has been worn by all VNM players since the silo launched in January.

The PhantomVSN takes a bullet of white paint from below as the "Racer Blue" colour sits on top of the mid-collared boot. Dropping a four pack of boots in two colourways may seem odd in that each silo could have had a different colourway, but by doing what they've done it'll look like Nike have twice as many boots on show for the biggest games this summer. A serious presence.

The Tiempo Legend 7 takes on a more clinical aesthetic with a touch of "Total Orange" occupying the heel area for a lower-key design to round off Nike's final boot pack of the 2018/19 season. With the Magista and Hypervenom series now defunct Nike only have one "lo-cut" option, and that's the Mercurial Vapor – a boot which will also be available as part of the "Euphoria Mode" Pack.

Shop the full Nike Euphoria Mode football boot collection at from April 15.


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