Who should buy the Nike Phantom GT2 Elite FG

Fans of the Nike Phantom GT Elite FG will surely love the Phantom GT2. Performance-wise, they are pretty similar. Looks-wise, the GT2 is a bit of an upgrade.

Nike Phantom GT2 Elite FG swoosh

Those who enjoy playing in "unrestrictive" low-tops will also enjoy this version. 

Who should NOT buy the Phantom GT2 Elite FG from Nike

The Phantom GT2 Elite FG isn't for those who are:

  • Wide-footers. If they insist, they can go at least half a size up.
  • On a (tight) budget. The Pro version of the GT2 might work for them. If that, too, is still expensive, the Academy version can come in handy.
  • With preference to mid-top soccer cleats. As is usually the case with Nike soccer cleats, a Dynamic Fit version of this shoe is available.
  • Anticipating significant improvements from the previous version

Nike Phantom GT2 Elite FG Forefoot

Excellent traction

Players report that the chevron and conical studs do a great job of digging into the firm ground, eliminating slips and falls.

Nike Phantom GT2 Elite FG Traction

The Nike Phantom GT2 Elite FG has a sock-like fit

The upper is made of Flyknit, and it wraps around the foot quite comfortably. This close-to-the-skin fit provides sufficient support and lockdown.

Nike Phantom GT2 Elite FG Forefoot upper

Weather resistance

The Nike Phantom GT2 Elite FG is equipped with the ACC technology, which allows it to be used under different weather conditions.

Nike Phantom GT2 Elite FG ACC final

High-friction upper

The Flyknit upper is topped all over with tiny embossed chevrons, giving the shoe enough friction for more precise dribbing, passing, and kicking. Like the previous version, this soccer cleat also features an off-center lacing system to keep the striking zone free from distractions.

Nike Phantom GT2 Elite FG Chevron

The Phantom GT2 is light

The Phantom GT2 never weighs a soccer player down. It is as light as the original Phantom GT at 7.7 oz (218 g).

Stylish appearance

As far as appearance is concerned, the Nike Phantom GT2 Elite FG isn't to be discounted. It looks even better than the first Phantom GT. Performance-wise, the two are more or less the same.

Nike Phantom GT2 Elite FG Logo Style

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 7.7oz
Top: Low
Surface: Firm Ground
Collection: Nike Phantom, Nike Phantom Gt, Nike Phantom Gt2
Lacing System: Laced
BRAND Brand: Nike
Release date: Jul 2021

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Akshay Kumar Malhotra
Akshay Kumar Malhotra

Akshay is a former professional soccer player turned sports journalist. His passion for the sport led him to start writing about it, and he is now a published author across various sports websites, featured on TheSportster and Sportskeeda among others. After he retired from the Singapore professional soccer scene, Akshay formed his own amateur soccer club FC Banterbury, initially just for laughs. Safe to say, soccer is an integral part of Akshay's life, and soccer cleats in particular are an obsession for him.