Nike’s indoor stars | The Play Mode pack and co. are here


Written by Lasse

What a day?! Nike have launched their new Play Mode pack, which among others includes a brand new colourway for the React Gato, the Premier Sala and the Lunargato. And while we are at it, we want to give you an introduction and guide to Nike’s best indoor shoes. So keep on reading to get to know about Nike’s new Play Mode pack and their best indoor shoes.

Nike may be mostly famous for their football boots and lifestyle items. But Nike is also a huge deal in the world of indoor shoes and are very serious about their indoor shoes. Nike has recently put a lot of effort into shoes specially made for indoor use, which resulted in the innovative and groundbreaking React Gato. On top of innovating their shoes, Nike are also launching new colourways a few times throughout the year, for their indoor-focused silos. To sum it up: Nike means serious business when talking about indoor shoes.

Today we are experiencing that, as Nike launches a brand new crazy colourway for the React Gato, Premier Sala, Lunargato and Tiempo called Play Mode. A colourway, which is best described as vibrant, energetic and vivid! Specially the first three silos are perfect for indoor use. Therefore we are looking forward to introducing you to them down below. And we have combined them with two of the most popular football boots made in indoor versions. So hold on - it’s time to get playful and turn your Play Mode on.

Nike React Gato

We'll start off with Nike’s latest innovation, which saw the daylight in the beginning of the year; The React Gato. React Gato is probably the biggest innovation in the world of indoor shoes ever, as it is equipped with a never-seen-before soleplate that has the so-called Niketouch pods underneath. This shoe is made for the specialists or the ones that want to achieve even more with their indoor and futsal football. And of course this shoe is a part of the beautiful Play Mode pack, which has given the React Gato a stunning red, black and grey upper with white and beige details, such as the Swoosh and pods. Quite stunning!

Check our selection of React Gatos right here

Nike Premier II Sala

The Premier II Sala is probably the most popular indoor shoe, as it is very comfortable and classic looking. It’s one of those indoor shoes you might want to wear outside the indoor court. Premier II Sala has a suede and mesh upper for excellent touch and breathability, and it’s fitted with the Nike Lunarlon foam for a superior cushioning. It has been launched in a variety of colours and the new Play Mode makes the Premier II Sala look more modern than ever (specially the sole!). If you are more into the classic look, you should definitely explore our collection of Premier II Sala shoes.

Explore our selection of Premier II Sala here.

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Nike Lunargato II

The Lunargato II fits everyone. Right from the amateur players in the public indoor courts all the way to the professional futsal players, who wear the Lunargato in the big games. The shoe is made of ultra supple and soft leather, which will provide fantastic comfort and on the outside you’ll find a dynamic mesh panel that enables the forefoot to move naturally, ensures ventilation and supports your way of play. The result is a shoe that truly adapts to you. The Lunargato II is the last boot to be a part of the Play Mode pack, and wow - this combo of bordeaux, white, black and small details of volt makes the Lunargato look better than ever!

Here is our collection of Lunargato II

Nike Mercurial Vapor 13 Pro IC

Nike have of course made an indoor version of their popular Mercurial Vapor. The indoor version has a premium upper designed from a single piece of synthetic material, for flexibility and effective lockdown. Underneath the shoe, you’ll find a specially engineered rubber outsole for improved grip, while the insole is designed to reduce slipping and gives an enhanced cushioning. The Mercurial Vapor isn’t a part of the Play Mode pack. But instead it’s a part of the outdoor packs, such as the Flash Crimson, Daybreak and Dream Speed 3, as pictured above. That’s pretty nice, if you want to feel like Cristiano Ronaldo, Kylian Mbappé or Eden Hazard - even when you are playing indoors.

Click here to find the Vapor 13 Pro IC - you’ll also find the Superfly indoor version.

Nike Phantom GT Academy IC

Nike’s latest innovation in football boots is also to be found in an indoor version. The Phantom GT IC has a synthetic upper with Generative Texture, for improved grip and touch. And if you haven’t seen it, the Phantom GT also has the innovative Niketouch pods as we saw on the React Gato. This means that Phantom GT is the only “non-React” shoe to have the innovative feature. Likewise the Mercurial is the Phantom GT sadly not a part of the Play Mode pack. But a new colour launches whenever the outdoor Phantom GT gets a paint job. Right now you’ll find the Phantom GT IC in a Daybreak (pictured above), Black x Chile Red and the cool launch colourway of black and pink!

Explore all the colourways and price points in the Phantom GT collection right here.

Click here to explore our full collection of Nike Indoor shoes - including the above mentioned five shoes, the Play Mode pack and a lot more!