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Nike Hypervenom Phantom 3 DF vs. Phantom 3 | What's the difference?

03.02.2017

Written by Jacob Harder

The interest has amassed regarding the newest generation of Nike's new Hypervenom collection and especially the two statement models, the Phantom 3 DF and Phantom 3, have raised quite a few questions. What differs the two? We'll tell you...

In short, the difference can be explained quite easily; the Dynamic Fit Collar. Fact of the matter is that Nike have discontinued the Phinish model, which we came to know through previous generations of the Hypervenom. In turn, Nike have introduced the Hypervenom Phantom 3 without a Dynamic Fit Collar.

Nike have done so to accommodate the wants and needs of players like Wayne Rooney and Harry Kane, both of whom prefer their football boots without a sock. So basically, we're talking about two identical boots for which you now have the option of adding or removing the Dynamic Fit Collar. In order to get the boot you want you just have to keep an eye on whether "DF" shows at the end of the name of the boot or not. DF is short for Dynamic Fit Collar and if it shows in the boot's name, you can be sure it has the sock-like construction, and if it doesn't, well, it's without it.

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In previous generations of the Hypervenom collection you had to sacrifice certain tech if you preferred the Phinish over the Phantom and vice versa, meaning you would end up with a completely different boot if you preferred the Phantom, but didn't quite like the Dynamic Fit Collar. Those days are behind us now and whether you like the Nike Hypervenom Phantom 3 with or without the Dynamic Fit Collar, you still get the same upper, stud configuration and outsole.

We cater to all needs and you can get your pair of Nike Hypervenom Phantom 3 right here! With or without sock.