We are fresh into the Nike T90 Laser IV series, but already this Black/Metallic Luster/Tour Yellow colorway has grabbed my attention. Apart from the appealing design, I am all for the fact that this features Nike’s exclusive Kanga-Lite upper. I just posted a full review for the synthetic version, and it tested really well. But, there is a big difference between the performance offered from both uppers – as a result, I am currently working on getting a pair of these for review.
You still get a lot of the same technology, from the Adaptive Shield to the re-engineered stud configuration. The Adaptive Shield region is particularly effective, and it really does bend in motion with your foot as you control the ball, making for a really smooth strike just as Nike advertise. Along with the release, Nike introduced us to the slogan “The Perfect Strike”, giving you some idea of the direction they have headed with this boot.
Again, I like the visual look of this release, with the yellow Adaptive Shield adding a bright clash with the primary black upper. One other note is that by using Kange-Lite, Nike has dropped the weight slightly to 9.8oz, 0.2oz lighter than the synthetic.
This version of the T90 Laser IV has a retail price of $219.99.