Originally Posted by Kenzor
Phage gives you 20 move speed for 2 sec, on hit.
Boots give you 25 movement speed permanently.
Idk what you're on.
During the lane phase it's all you'd need, if you're ranged you can kite to your tower should a potential gank occur or chase down a fleeing enemy even if they have boots.
The only time it seems worthwhile to get boots is if your enemy is more mobile than you (or has phage & boots already), or when your lane phase has ended and you intend to gank other lanes.
I'd much rather put the gold towards earlier damage over a little speed if it's viable to do so and the new phage makes it easier to do both.