In 2013, Nike launched Hypervenom, a new line of boots for players from Neymar Jr. to Wayne Rooney. Since,┬áNike’s design team have never stopped working on what they could do to make the next boots better- relentlessly innovating, and leading to the creation of Hypervenom II.

Designed for attacking players who are ‘deceptive by nature’ on the pitch- the boot is capable of moving in any direction, crafted to support these types of movement, all while delivering a strong sense of style.

Key innovations include:

– A new Dynamic Fit Collar with seam placement off the tendon has been designed for comfort and no distraction, delivering enhanced fit and a proprioception players demand

– Anatomical synergy has been achieved with the addition of Nike Flywire – strategically mapped into the boot to create a lockdown system that prevents sliding within it, with additional siping added in heavy ball-contact areas for enhanced touch

– A foot-informed design means all of the linear angles on the boot align with the natural flex of the foot, so that it works with the foot, rather than for it

– In response to player feedback, the sole plate is comprised of a softer compound than the original for added comfort. The split-toe design and agility traction pattern unleash a quick response for sudden changes of direction

– Distinctive Zig-Zag sidewalls, which are neither as firm as the plate nor as soft as the upper, providing a medium that makes the shift between the two surfaces more comfortable, while keeping the foot solidly centred on the plate with no rollover

– Performance innovation combines with style in an aggressive, bold, powerful design featuring a striking wrap-around graphic on the plate and sidewalls, inspired by animals that carry special colouring on their underside, often indicative of poisonous capabilities