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After Nike released the Nike Hypervenoms just under ten years ago, they have released a number of pairs as part of different themed packs over the years.
The Hypervenoms have always been a great boot, and over the years, Nike has just improved the designs and the technology ingrained in them.
Today as you can see by the title, I will be focusing on the Nike Hypervenom boots that feature the black colourway.
Having owned a few of these boots myself, I will be talking about the black boot range and my thoughts on the boots.
Since Nike have stopped the range, also I will share with you how you can get your hands on any of these boots too.
What Are Black Nike Hypervenoms?
Black is one of those colours that is predominantly used throughout many brands of boots, whether that is having a boot that has it as a primary colour or featured as a small strip at the back.
Now with the Nike Hypervenoms, there are plenty of boots that feature black on them, and with the design on the boot, it does work too.
The Hypervenoms is a pair of boots that were made for the new generation of strikers in the game.
Nike has taken to the drawing board to design games that are based around pros.
This includes the likes of Mbappe, Kane and Lewandowski, some of the most clinical footballers who are playing now.
The designs have been made, therefore to make strikers more clinical, this is why technology that has a positive impact on striking the ball as been put in.
When Were They First Released?
Compared to other models like Tiempo and Mercurials that have been around for a few decades, the Hypervenoms are fairly new.
The boots that have recently been stopped were launched in the summer of 2013, with inspiration to Neymar, who was rising up at the time.
With the first generation boots, they were in a white and black colourway. These also featured an orange swoosh.
Will Nike Release Any Future Pairs?
With a few pairs of Hypervenoms to my name, some of which I will talk about in a second, I was disappointed to hear that they were bringing it to an end.
Some of the best games I can recall were wearing the last generation Hypervenom III’s, which were in a grey, black and orange colourway.
They felt great on the pitch, and in particular, the collar and the way the boot wrapped my foot, felt really good.
Nike decided to stop the production of these boots at the start of 2019, with the Phantoms taking their place.
So we will have to wait and see if Nike ever does return to the Hypervenoms in the future.
The History Of Black Nike Hypervenom Football Boots
1. Nike Hypervenom Phantom Black And Bright Citrus (1st Gen)
Now its time to go right to the start of the Nike Hypervenom era, with the first generations.
These ones look a lot different from the thirds, with many changes taking place in the six years that Nike worked on the model.
While the boots look a lot different, the intentions from Nike back then were still the same.
That was to make a football boot that would help strikers excel.
They featured ACC like the Hypervenoms listed above as well as a NikeSkin to give you a soft but thin upper.
Since these were released back in 2013, you can imagine they are fairly hard to come by now. You will be able to find pairs, but let me warn you you won’t be able to get them easily or cheap.
From doing some checks, I found a few pairs on the internet going for about £400.
But for the classics, and if you are a boot collector, you can’t exactly go wrong.
2. Nike Hypervenom II
When Nike released the second generation of Hypervenoms, there was plenty of hype around them after the success of the first-gen.
However, even though the first ones were a good first step, there were areas that still needed to be refined.
So in comes the second generations, which are better designed to fit your feet.
Giving you more versatility and come with an improved NikeSkin that gives the boots a much better overall feel.
The pair of second gens that come to mind, and I will leave a picture of them above, is the colourful white and black boots from the Radiant Reveal Pack.
As the pack suggests, these boots were quite vibrant, boasting multiple colours on the soleplate and down the side of the boot. They also, of course, have dynamic collar and laces in black.
3. Nike Hypervenom III
The boots I was alluding to earlier were the final Hypervenoms that Nike released. These are the third generations and were part of the Fast Audacious Football pack (Fast AF for short).
The third generations were made to give players freedom in movement thanks to a soleplate made of Pebax material.
There was also focus on the player’s touch and strike, with Poron foam pods which you can see are evenly distributed over the upper.
What these do is help you in two ways: the first way is making it easier to bring the ball down and then get out of your feet.
Secondly, they are integrated to give you a strike with more venom and power, an aspect that is important for strikers.
Around the middle, you also have the Flywire cables to give you support when moving in different directions.
The face of the boot has what present with almost all Nike boots these days is, that being the ACC, which means you can play in different conditions.
Now, as I said these are the boots I have personally played in myself, and I would say I had a fantastic experience with them.
If you, however, prefer the black look to the grey pair I had, there is electric green and black colourway out there too for the Hypervenom III’s.
4. Nike Hypervenom NJR X Air Jordan
Until recently, Neymar was at the forefront of Nike’s football boots, along with Cristiano Ronaldo.
However, a football boot sponsorship contract newly signed with Puma has brought that era to an end. Despite the parting of ways, there have been some boots that have been in co-operation with Neymar over the years.
One of them is the Nike Hypervenom NJR X Air Jordan, a partnership that connected two sports together with inspiration with some of the earlier Jordan basketball shoes.
I still remember when they were released a few years back, and I would still say they look quite fresh now.
The design is black with white and black on the sole to give you that look of a basketball shoe.
Neymar’s touch on this boot is on the laces and soleplate. If you look closely, you will find the initials DL which is the ones of his son, along with his countries flag.
How To Find Old Black Nike Hypervenoms?
As new pairs of boots are released, especially with new generations, the production on old boots stop.
Over time, it gets slightly harder to find boots like the Hypervenoms in both the colourway and size you want.
I will leave links to sites above with each boot where you find each pair of the Hypervenoms.
However, if you want to buy a pair, for example, a first-generation pair, you will likely have to act fast as they do become harder to find.
This is especially the case for Hypervenoms since Phantoms have now taken their place.
When it comes down to choosing football boots, you really can’t go round with a solid black colourway.
Not only are they fresh, but there is that added aspect of being much easier to clean then the fancier looking boots you get nowadays.
That was through my guide of Black Nike Hypervenoms, which I hope you found enjoyable to read.
My question for you though, is which of the boots do you prefer from the list?
Drop the number down in the comments section below 🙂