Nike Black Lux Collection
Nike clearly have a good feeling about 2019. While brands sometimes stick to subtle, let’s be honest, relatively forgettable colourways in January, this year the Swoosh have dropped a super-classy blackout pack for your post-Xmas exertions.
The Black Lux Collection, as it’s officially known, features gold accents on blacked-out uppers, utilising an animal skin-inspired texturing effect that takes its cues from the Mercurial’s new “Fast By Nature” direction. Here though the wild styling extends across all three silos, allowing the Tiempo and Phantom VSN to try out an understated version of the primal look. No Hypervenom though, for reasons that will become clear very soon.
The Black Lux Phantom VSN, meanwhile, marks a rare occasion where the silo’s trademark triangular midfoot panel is the same colour as the rest of the boot. If we’re honest, we probably would have preferred the panel to have been gold, but then it wouldn’t be a blackout, would it? The gold-tipped studs on the FG and AG plates are a more natural fit on the Phantom, however, complementing the Hyperprecision micro-textured areas underfoot in an eye-catching design.
Nike are off to a great start this year then, and with the prospect of a brand new boot on the horizon, we can’t wait to see what they come up with next. Rest assured you’ll hear about it first at prodirectsoccer.com
The Nike Black Lux Collection is available to buy now for US customers at prodirectsoccer.com/us. Keep your eyes peeled for a rest-of-the-world release date, coming soon.