Liverpool midfielder James Milner was spotted wearing a blackout strange-looking prototype Nike Phantom GT boots.
Nike Phantom GT cleats features a dynamic collar for a seamless feel between the sock and the shoe. It also has the ACC technology and Fly-knit material plus Nike-skin which helps in overcoming overheating. These boots are scheduled to be launched in July. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the release date may get postponed. After it’s release Nike will discontinue their Phantom Venom and Phantom Vision boot silos.
Footie Headlines stated in their website: “James Milner has become the latest high-profile player to train in a blackout version of the Phantom GT cleats.
“James Milner’s Nike Phantom GT soccer boots are totally blackout. A closer look reveals that they are indeed the Nike Phantom GT soccer cleats. On the upper appears to be a strange black element coming out from the boot – but that is just dirt.
“The Nike Phantom GT boots have an off-centre lacing system and a synthetic layer on the upper for perfect ball control in any weather conditions.
“Interestingly, James Milner’s boots seem to have some customizations for the English midfielder. But as there is just that one picture we can’t say any more about his boots.”
This reveals that it may be a customised Phantom cleat for just training purpose for Milner and not for any advertisements. This is because a solid black coloured cleat looks odd for Nike to make. The other models of the Phantom boot silos are rumoured to be available in colours like Chile Red, Smokey Grey, Black & Blue.