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The 5 best Nike football boots 2023

Nike is over 50 years old, and they're still designing incredible boots. Here are the best Nike football boots this year.
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The players that choose Nike football boots are elite. The boots themselves are elite. Make no mistake about those two facts.

Across the world stage, superstars of the men’s and women’s game trust Nike to provide them with the finest equipment. Week in, week out.

There are designs for every type of player, from the Tiempo and Mercurial through to the Phantom GX, Phantom Luna and Premier.

With so many models, colours and styles available in the Nike boot range, we’re here to tell you which are our favourites.

The final choice? Well, that’s entirely up to you…

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The best Nike football boots available right now

5. Nike Premier 3 (White/University Red/Black)

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On the face of it, the lesser-known Nike Premier is a budget-friendly option for the traditionalist.

It’s a clean, simple, does-exactly-what-you-ask winner. And it's one of the best cheap Nike football boots out there.

But deep down, it’s a durable, luxurious k-leather weapon. And this slick white colourway oozes class for us.

The RRP is £100, so you’ll save a packet vs. other Nike models too.

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4. Nike Mercurial Superfly 9 KM

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We shouldn’t have to tell you that boots endorsed by Kylian Mbappé do actually work, especially when you’re looking at hitting the back of the net on the reg.

Oh, and light-footed wingers will suit these boots too.

The Nike Mercurial Superfly 9 are jam-packed with Air Zoom tech, and they look incredible.

Stick these on, you’ll soon be darting around like the lightning-quick Frenchman. Well, in your head at least.

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3. Nike Phantom GX (Black Pack)

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The Phantom GX is worn by some of the world’s finest, including Manchester City’s unbelievable attacking trio of Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden and Jack Grealish.

They're probably the best Nike football boots for midfielders as well, which justifies their inclusion in this list.

Nike’s 'Black Pack' has been a huge hit with fans since its release, and the Phantom GX got the bruised blue and black treatment which, to say the least, is stealthy.

This is your best choice of Nike boot for wide feet too, and we love every mm of it.

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2. Nike Tiempo Legend X (Golden Touch Pack)

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For us, a Nike boot ranking just isn’t complete without a Tiempo option. But a black and gold special edition option? Yes, very yes.

The 'Golden Touch' from Nike makes the Nike Tiempo Legend X look incredible, and it's a model which is perfect for defenders. An all-round, synthetic leather classic.

If this special edition is sold out, you'll find the Tiempo X available in a raft of colourways, sole types and price points.

For touch and feel players, you’ll find something perfect for your game with this brilliant silo.

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1. Nike Mercurial Vapor 15 (Nike United Pack)

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The Nike Mercurial Vapor often comes in high on our rankings. That shouldn’t come as a surprise, as it’s one of the most trusted silos in world football.

Players like Bruno Fernandes, Victor Osimhen and Vini Jr. wear them, to name a few. It's the best Nike football boot for strikers, without a doubt.

Nike's United Pack was made to promote growth in the women's game, and the Phantom Luna was released as part of it.

The colourway is eye-catching, bright and glowing. Which is exactly what's happening in the women's game at the moment.

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Bonus: Nike Phantom Luna (White/Black/Total Orange)

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As we mentioned earlier, the Nike Phantom Luna was released with a female-first mindset. But it's created for all players and as they say, "if the shoe fits".

It has tons of innovations, including the Nike Cyclone 360 soleplate, built for quick turns and direct propulsion.

The colourway is super lively and we expect elite players in both the male and female games to be moving to the Luna in future. Get yours now.

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Not feeling our selection? Hey, we can’t get it right for everyone. Feel free to browse our massive range of Nike football boots, pick out your favourite and rest easy, knowing you’ve saved a packet on them.

Author Image of Kevan Thorpe
Quintessential grassroots journeyman. I've had more "you look like Gareth Barry" comments than I have career goals.
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