The limited-edition Nike x EA SPORTS Hypervenom Phantom 3 DF FG football boot is the second collaborative boot with the video game maker and testament to the Nike footwear design team's obsession with both playing the game and the nuances of its production.
Fittingly, the graphic treatment on the upper is a nod to Real Player Motion Technology, which was leveraged for the first time in creating the 2018 version of the game.
This new motion capture technology brings data to life to ensure gameplay accurately represents players like Cristiano Ronaldo, who graces the cover of the game. The motion capture wireframe graphics highlight the strike zone of the boot, which features a reflective Swoosh. There is also reflective branding on the heel, where a graphic inspired by the iconic EA SPORTS power bar is depicted. Additional EA SPORTS touches appear on the sockliner, lace aglets and shoebox.
The Nike X EA SPORTS Hypervenom will make its virtual debut on September 21 and will be worn on pitch by Mauro Icardi and Edinson Cavani. These individually number boots are limited to 3000 pairs in adult sizes, with an additional 1000 pairs available in youth sizes.