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Nike releases new Phantom GT gear - inspired by the Scorpion range

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Eighteen years ago, Nike released that advert (opens in new tab) - the legendary cage football tournament featuring master of ceremonies Eric Cantona. Remember that group of world-class footballers competing in a three-man football tournament on a boat? 

Course you do. Well, Nike are all for updating the classics. Thierry Henry and Francesco Totti aren't back - but that classic silver ball most certainly is.

Nike's Phantom GT range has had a nostalgic twist in 2020 and along with that gloriously shiny sphere, we've got some nice new Scorpion footwear as well. It's the must-have range this winter.


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Nike Strike Phantom Scorpion

The ball that we all had in the playground, reimagined for 2020

Colours: Chrome/Black | RRP: £27

Dripping in nostalgia (not literally)
Same curved pattern that recent Strike balls have
Updated Scorpion graphic!
Equally perfect for the garden or a competition on a ship

"First to 100 wins!"

You know the drill. Elvis plays, Figo swivels and Eric Cantona taps on the bars of the cage with his cane. This ball is lovingly adapted from the original 2002 version, yet has the look of the newer models. A great homage, indeed. 

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Nike Phantom GT Academy TF

The astroturf version of the new silver Scorpion boots

Colours: Wolf Grey/Metallic Silver/Black | RRP: £75

Suitable for a range of surfaces
Grungy design
Great 'ringed scorpion' logo incorporated
Cool flashes of yellow 

If you really are going to compete in a three-man football tournament - on a ship or in the street - you're gonna need a pair of these. 

These silver Phantom astroturfs have the look and feel of some of Nike's earlier astroturf boots - particularly the silver efforts that original Ronaldo wore. Yet they're slap bang up to date with 2020 trends. 

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Nike Scorpion

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Nike Phantom GT Elite DF FG

Firm ground studded Phantom boots - inspired by 2002's Scorpion campaign

Colours: Pure Platinum/Metallic Silver/Black | RRP: £250

Thoroughly modern tech
Lovely silver palette
Lace-up, like the early 2000s
Excellent quality studs

The Phantom GT boots are the ones that the likes of Kevin De Bruyne dons - but even he would've sat at home in awe of the Scorpion ad.

What's so great about these boots is that where the Nike Swoosh would've been on 2002's Mercurial Vapors, the Scorpion logo is added. The black swirls are similar to those seen on the Vapors and this is an exact colour combination as used on Total 90 boots back that. This is literal Nike history. It's wonderful.

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Nike Scorpion

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Nike Sportswear Women Air Force 1 07 SE

Nike Air trainers of the classic all-white look - with added silver Scorpion homage

Colours: Summit White/Black | RRP: £95

Fun twist on a classic trainer
Iconic look
Nice grey pattern by the heel

Here's perhaps the subtlest nod to the Scorpion - in the new Air Force trainers Nike are releasing.

These particular ones are listed as part of the range but don't have that big Scopion logo emblazoned on the side. Just a nice, silver pattern by the heel. It's a good look.

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