My daughter got a call late Friday night to fill in for a local futsal team for the first time, which presented a perfect opportunity to try out some new kicks.
I picked up the HyperVenom Phelon II because this series has a great reputation and I’ve had positive personal experiences with them, plus the fact that the color above is an outstanding match for graphics on her regular indoor team’s uniform (more important to her than me).
The kid’s HyperVenom Phelon II, like virtually all Nike athletic shoes, are very comfortable. They have a stable base, secure fit and excellent cushioning.
The soles seem to have outstanding grip, my daughter was able to make strong cuts and explode to 50/50 balls and she had no trouble keeping pace with the other team’s striker.
The kids HyperVenom Phelon II also has a unique feature designed to set it apart from other indoor shoes – a larger striking surface for the ball. The laces are offset to the outside allowing for a flatter surface for truer passes and shots. I was a little concerned that this would effect the “feel” of the shoe, but my daughter said that they felt great (even after four 30 minute games in them).
While I don’t know exactly how much this feature would benefit more experienced players (most of the kids in our club wear hot spot lace covers, which keep laces tied and create a flat surface), but it might help beginners or those who need a little extra help with the fundamentals.
Overall I found the HyperVenom Phelon II indoor shoe to have all the necessary traits of a top level shoe. They were lightweight, with great fit, very comfort with outstanding traction and great touch. If your son or daughter needs a new indoor soccer or futsal shoe, grab a pair of Nike HyperVenom Phelon II here.