Nike T90 Laser III

Bryan Byrne December 11, 2009 15

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 Soccer.com ($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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15 Comments »

  1. Casper January 4, 2010 at 6:23 am - Reply

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

  2. bryan January 8, 2010 at 2:38 pm - Reply

    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!

  3. big guy January 13, 2010 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    I love these cleats!!!

  4. Andrea Buono January 19, 2010 at 8:27 am - Reply

    mi servono un paio di t90 laser 3 taglia 38.5 39

  5. Toniss January 20, 2010 at 9:05 pm - Reply

    Hey which is better the lazer ii or iii

  6. john February 2, 2010 at 4:12 pm - Reply

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

  7. Justin March 18, 2010 at 4:33 pm - Reply

    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?

    thanks

    • bryan March 19, 2010 at 6:29 am - Reply

      Justin,
      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.

  8. Milad March 22, 2010 at 10:00 am - Reply

    its not bad, but can be better off.

  9. flow June 11, 2010 at 10:02 am - Reply

    yo.
    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?

  10. croboy September 7, 2010 at 11:46 pm - Reply

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

  11. harsh September 15, 2010 at 9:44 pm - Reply

    the cost has been reduced 120$

  12. Adli September 21, 2010 at 12:10 am - Reply

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

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

  13. Anth September 25, 2010 at 8:58 pm - Reply

    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.

    thanks.

  14. Moi March 29, 2011 at 10:26 am - Reply

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

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