The best Nike football boots you can buy this summer

August 31, 2019 Off By Oha

Nike have been synonymous with some of the game’s most skilful players ever since they started manufacturing football boots back in 1994.

In 2019, they continue to produce head-turning and game-changing footwear for the some of the best players on the planet.

With the new season fast approaching, we’ve rounded up the latest Nike boots as well as some traditional offerings to cater for all of your tastes, budgets and needs. We’ve also listed the best prices we could find for you. 

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Nike Tiempo Legend VIII

The Nike Tiempo is a cult classic and conjures memories of Ronaldinho slinking his way past defenders and whipping curling shots past helpless goalkeepers.

The VIII version of the boot is a fitting continuation of the Tiempo legacy. A calf leather upper gives it a vintage look, while the Quadfit mesh lining will reduce the time it takes for your feet to wear into the boot. Even better, the textured forefront will boost your control of the ball in all conditions.

Available from Pro Direct for £200

Nike Phantom VNM

Attention all strikers: Nike have built a football boot just for you. The phantom is worn by the likes of Marcus Rashford, Harry Kane and Robert Lewandowski, and will give you the best chance of hitting the back of the net.

Blades on the instep of the boot enable you to apply more spin to the ball and deceive goalkeepers from range, while the side-lace design will also give you better contact. For the best fit, try half a size up from your normal size. 

Available from Pro Direct for £155

Nike Majestry FG

Designers can sometimes be guilty of getting carried away with their garish, multicoloured boots – but the team behind the Nike Majestry have stripped things back with this all-black offering.

The result of their simple approach is a thing of beauty. A synthetic leather upper makes them shine like a smart pair of shoes, and a combination of rounded and chevron studs means there’s no chance you’ll slip as you dart left and right. At just £20 they also come in well within any budget.

Available from Pro Direct for £20

Nike Phantom VSN Elite

Crimson is normally associated with women’s lipstick, but it turns out the colour also looks pretty good on a pair of football boots. The striking shade, complemented with a white instep, mark these out as some of the best-looking boots on the market; perfect for catching the eye at the start of the new season.

Our favourite feature, though, is the ghostlace technology which keeps your laces out of sight so you can strike cleanly through the ball time after time. In your head, at least. 

Available from Pro Direct for £97

Nike Mercurial Vapor VXII Elite FG

The Mercurial Vapor rivals the Predator as arguably football’s most iconic boot. Renowned for its super-light design and sleek aesthetic, this version continues the Vapor’s impressive lineage.

Typically worn and adored by speed players, the NikeGrip sole will prevent your feet from slipping inside your boot as you turn on the afterburners and surge past defenders. Meanwhile, an impressive forefront plate delivers traction exactly when you need it. What more do you want?

Available from Pro Direct for £88

Nike Premier II FG

There’s something about the combination of black and gold that hits the spot with football boots. This pair pays homage to the legendary 1994 Nike Premier and several other Nike classics; notably the Air Zoom Legend II, Ronaldinho Touch of Gold and Totti boots.

The large tongue covers the laces for a cushioned touch, which is also aided by a premium kangaroo leather upper, polished off with vivid gold tick. We’re ordering a pair before they run out.

Available from Pro Direct for £60 

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