Real Madrid’s Spanish midfielder puts the Nike Hypervenom II football boots through its paces as the wait continues for one of the biggest releases of 2015.
The Nike Hypervenom II hype-train is on an early move ahead of the boot's anticipated launch later this season. Joining Neymar and Robert Lewandowski, Isco is the latest player to be snapped testing a blacked-out prototype model at Real Madrid’s training ground. After the success of the first-generation Hypervenom, Nike will add another high-cut boot to their stable in the Hypervenom II, joining the Magista Obra and Mercurial Superfly IV.
Of course, the introduction of a Dynamic Fit Collar raises the obvious question; how will the Nike Hypervenom II line up against the Magista and Superfly? The silo will still be pitched as an “agility” boot built for high-speed attacking, and while the Dynamic Fit Collar and sock-liner will introduce Flyknit to the boot, a re-engineered synthetic upper built with Flywire cables is expected to introduce new elements to the boot, with a distinctive stitching pattern seen across the forefoot.
When it comes to the sole-plate, we don’t expect too many changes from Nike. Conical studs, built for quick changes in pace and direction, are expected to keep their place from the first-generation model, while it would seem Nike are happy to commit to their split-toe construction that most recently was brought to the Mercurial Superfly IV.
Despite what differences we can see at a distance (and the assumption that Nike probably know what they're doing with this one), we're still left wondering how the Hypervenom II will position itself in Nike's four-silo stable. The boots are expected to drop later this season, ahead of the Champions League final. Let us know what you're expecting from the Nike Hypervenom II below.