Nike Phantom GX Elite review: Can these football boots improve your touch on the ball?

In our Nike Phantom GX Elite review, we discuss how the brand have managed to create a potentially iconic football boot

Nike Phantom GX Elite
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FourFourTwo Verdict

The Phantom name is one that encompasses some of the best boots Nike have ever made - and the GX is an addition worthy of this company. We found that the touch and feel of the boot specifically stands out, helping improve performance in all weather conditions

Pros

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    Unique Gripknit technology

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    Requires little break-in time

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    Great traction

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    Suitable for wide feet

Cons

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    Soleplate too flexible

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    Lack of protection in heel area

Brands have found it increasingly difficult to produce football boots that achieve the sort of legendary status that iconic pairs of the past were once able to. This is due to the relentless speed with which new models are created and replaced in the modern era. 

Capturing the imagination has never been harder - not helped by the plethora of colourways released on a constant basis. Indeed, iconic boots are harder to come by due to the lack of association between players and specific colours, which often helps to elevate a pair's timeless status. Gone are the days of players wearing the same style all season, colours are switched up often after just a handful of games.

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