Why Ella Toone is not sporting Nike’s women-led Phantom Luna boots at World Cup

Ella Toone was made the worldwide face of Nike’s Phantom GX boot launch in January, a possibility that signified her rise off the pitch over the earlier yr as a lot as on it.

Nike have since launched the Phantom Luna, a boot that was two years within the making and created particularly with the feminine foot on the forefront of the design course of. Though not solely a ladies’s boot, the decrease cuff on the ankle and the next collar for elevated foot lockdown intend to scale back the danger of ACL accidents which have claimed a number of the sport’s largest names.

Toone has had the chance to strive the Luna however will stick together with her GX for at the very least the time being and has a really strong motive for doing so – she already has them customized made only for her.

“I did strive [the Phantom Luna] – they had been comfortable and fitted properly – and I perceive why the boots had been made however I caught with mine,” the England star defined.


“I even have mine modified to my ft, so that they’re good. I’ve acquired one 6¾ and one 7 boot – my ft are simply ridiculous. I’ve acquired padding in them so that they match me completely. I am simply proud of the boots that I am in which were made to my ft.”

Toone has seen her profession skyrocket because the begin of 2022. At the moment, she was nonetheless blown away by getting recognised whereas buying within the Trafford Centre, with Euro 2022 subsequently making her a family title and one of many largest attracts for followers at each membership and worldwide degree.

The 23-year-old has expanded her model with a rising YouTube channel, an avenue that hasn’t had a lot uptake amongst footballers in Europe, and an enormous presence on TikTok which have laid naked an infectious persona. Nonetheless, she isn’t anticipating to submit in the course of the World Cup.

That’s, except Mary [Earps] ‘makes me do one thing together with her’…