Nike T90 Laser III

Nike’s release of the T90 Laser III is gaining some attention thanks in part to Nike’s advertising strategies. I just finished watching the Fernando Torres interviewNike T90 Laser III that was aired live on Facebook earlier today. Torres is the focal point of the Nike Total 90 Laser III release, and will be debuting the strange colored cleats in this weekends game versus Arsenal, if he is fit to play. Torres is no stranger to the Total 90 range, and has been wearing them for 5 years now. He is testament to the fact that they are a pretty decent cleat! I have not got to review the Laser III yet, but I have spoke to a few friends who have worn them. The consensus has been pretty consistent; they are a strange looking cleat that perform extremely well. The initial roll-out design comes in a Electric Green/Black/Challenge Red color, a very odd combination. But as we have seen in recent times, odd is popular! My initial thought: watermelon Jolly Rancher!

Nike has completely redesigned this version from the Laser II, and there was a lot of testing that went into that. The strike zone now has 5 shape-correcting memory foam pods (red area) that are designed to workNike T90 Laser III (c) together to improve shooting. Surrounding the pods is an area of small raised TPU ridges that are spaced out in a honeycomb shape. The main reason behind having these ridges is to increase control when the ball comes in contact with the cleat. The ridges compact to make for a smooth touch. When striking the ball, they are designed to add extra power and spin on the ball. It is probably pretty minimal, but as the ball leaves the surface of the cleat, the ridges retract to give the ball a slight increase in torque. This, in theory, improves the trajectory of the ball and makes for a better shot. Nike have also redesigned and moved the lacing system, so it is now asymmetrical. This has the bonus of creating a larger strike zone while also allowing you to actually tighten the laces in an easy fashion. Thank you for that one Nike!

Nike T90 Laser III (b)Nike T90 Laser III (d)

One thing that does surprise me about this release is the weight, 11.6oz. The Total 90 Laser II was a similar weight, but with current advancements in design and technology, I would have expected Nike to focus on reducing weight. But I guess they are deemed to be in the same category as the Adidas Predator X and the Puma King. Finally, as an added bonus, when you buy a pair of T90 Laser III’s, you get a unique user-code that allows access to Nike Soccer+ online, where you have the opportunity to be involved in accuracy training drills and expert tuition provided by the Juventus FC the coaching staff. The Nike Soccer+ digital experience also has a coaching session from Fernando Torres of Liverpool FC and you have the opportunity to enter the Torres skill competition.

I am hoping to have a full review real soon, but for now enjoy the pictures and head over to ($199.99) if you want to order yourself a pair, they are officially available to purchase on December 12th. Perfect timing before the Christmas rush!

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  1. Casper
    Casper 4 January, 2010, 06:23

    Do the Total90 laser II, fit just as well in the width as, the new laser III ?

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  2. bryan
    bryan Author 8 January, 2010, 14:38

    Hey Casper,

    There is a difference in fit with the new Total90 Laser III being a little tighter. It is noticeable when you put the cleats on, and it is pretty much related to the redesigned tongue!

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  3. big guy
    big guy 13 January, 2010, 12:35

    I love these cleats!!!

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  4. Andrea Buono
    Andrea Buono 19 January, 2010, 08:27

    mi servono un paio di t90 laser 3 taglia 38.5 39

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  5. Toniss
    Toniss 20 January, 2010, 21:05

    Hey which is better the lazer ii or iii

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  6. john
    john 2 February, 2010, 16:12

    these cleats are really great i just bought them today and i already love them

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  7. Justin
    Justin 18 March, 2010, 16:33

    hey bryan

    I have a question sice you've try t90 lasers 3 and puma v1.10, i want to know wich boot is better or offers more in the pitch. I mostly play everywhere offensive and deffesive positions but recently i've been playing winger/striker.

    Wich boot can get the job done better?


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    • bryan
      bryan Author 19 March, 2010, 06:29

      Both cleats have their own unique properties, the V1.10 sits in the speed line, while the T90 Laser III is a power cleat. It depends on what you are looking for. I prefer speed cleats, but after testing both pairs I am more of a fan of the Laser III. This is mainly due to the fit of the V1.10.

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  8. Milad
    Milad 22 March, 2010, 10:00

    its not bad, but can be better off.

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  9. flow
    flow 11 June, 2010, 10:02

    I hear that the laser 3 has grips that absorb water so that when itrains during a soccer match there’ll be no need to change soccer boots because the water causes the grips to grow. Is this true?

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  10. croboy
    croboy 7 September, 2010, 23:46

    i have those t90 shoot 2 and i like them, i tryed t90 laser 3 and they are a bit bether

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  11. harsh
    harsh 15 September, 2010, 21:44

    the cost has been reduced 120$

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  12. Adli
    Adli 21 September, 2010, 00:10

    Hey, would th studs cause a problem on an astroturf?

    And which pair is better, th adizero f50 or th t90 laser III?

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  13. Anth
    Anth 25 September, 2010, 20:58

    Hey Bryan,

    These boots look amazing the only problem i am facing is whether to get the the tejin synthetic leather or the kangaroo leather option of the boot. Which in your opinion will be more durable and more comfortable in the long run.


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  14. Moi
    Moi 29 March, 2011, 10:26

    These are cool and everything but look at these shoes in negative. they r badass.

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