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The New Nike Phantom Venom Boots Are Inspired By The Classic Total 90's From 2002

Josh Lawless

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The New Nike Phantom Venom Boots Are Inspired By The Classic Total 90's From 2002

Nike's latest edition of the 'Phantom Venom' boots take inspiration from the legendary boots that were released ahead of the 2002 World Cup.

These boots, which followed on from the Nike Air Zoom Total 90, were the definition of iconic. Francesco Totti, Paul Scholes, Luis Figo, Wayne Rooney and Roberto Carlos all wore the cleats with distinction and helped usher in a new era of footwear on the pitch.

Image: Nike
Image: Nike

Nike tend to go back to their old designs when it comes to their new boots and the American sportswear giant are doing so once again.

The Phantom Venom boots, which have become one of the leading products for Nike, are black, white and red and have the same pattern at the front of the boots as the second style of Total 90s.

Image: @Football_Boots04
Image: @Football_Boots04

It's clearly not an out and out rehash as this is a different boot but it's great to see Nike bring back a piece of the glory days.

According to Footy Headlines, the boots will be limited edition and are slated for a spring/summer release later this year. $250 is the price floating about and while it seems steep, you just know that football boot enthusiasts will have no problem coughing up.


Total 90's really have that 'streets will never forget' factor about them and so anytime there's news of a reboot it's always met with excitement.

The 'Laser I' model, which came out in 2007, was re-released in March last year and fans were going crazy for the beautiful panel design.

Image: Nike
Image: Nike

I had these exact boots as a youngster and loved nothing more than lacing them up on a Saturday morning in an Under 10s game for the mighty Broadway Celtic.

Other world-class players like myself, such as Fernando Torres and Wesley Sneijder - would regularly tear it up wearing the bad boy boots - but we all know the man most synonymous with them was the one and only Wayne Rooney.

Manchester United and England's record goalscorer even brought them back for a match when back at boyhood club Everton a couple of years ago because he loved them so much.

Topics: Football News, Football, Nike

Josh Lawless
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