After a long wait, Nike has officially launched the new Total 90 Laser III soccer shoes. As we had reported earlier, a new T90 Laser was on the way and just like we expected, the first colorway is electric green.
The new cleats have been developed based on research by Nike designers into the bio-mechanics of ball striking, helping them to better understand the cleat to ball relationship. The T90 Laser’s feature a newly configured ‘Shot Shield’ for power and accuracy which was in response to the special attention designers gave to the instep area during research. The new advancement results in a cleaner ball strike, improved power and ball swerve much like the instep of the adidas Predator line.
As was the case with the CTR360, the Laser III provides access to the new Nike Football+ training tool. Like the CTR360, the Laser’s digital coaching program helps players improve their skills by providing instruction and insight from some of the game’s top players and coaches. A unique user-code from the Laser III unlocks tutorials and training drills form Italian club Juventus’ coaching staff, as well as a 1-on-1 experience with Fernando Torres detailing his ‘signature move’.
Below are the tech-specs from Nike on the new Total 90 Laser III’s:
Greater Precision at High Velocity:
Modular Instep — five pods on the boot create a uniform contact point that creates a smoother surface for even pressure distribution. The pods are configured as five separate units that operate as one to remain flexible and fluid when interacting with the foot.
Advanced shape-correcting memory foam — provides a smooth and more consistent surface to enhance accuracy when shooting. This unique foam adapts to the demands of the individual player.
Increased Friction, More Swerve:
Engineered Fins — raised TPU fins on the medial side of the boot deliver increased friction on ball contact to ensure more swerve when you need it most. Each fin is strategically angled and sized to enhance control over ball trajectory, but fold on contact with the ball to accommodate great touch and feel.
The Total90 Laser III is available in premium-grade Teijin synthetic leather, or premium leather for overall fit, comfort and performance.
The Total90 Laser III design team also repositioned the eyestay to a more asymmetrical position to allow a cleaner strike surface and easier fit and adjustment of the boot. Stability and comfort is enhanced with reinforcements to the external heel counter and outsole.
Nike Football+ digital coaching program can be accessed at NikeFootball.com The Nike Football+ accuracy training package follows on from a control package launched in October 2009, and will be followed in 2010 by a speed coaching program related to the Nike Mercurial boot.
The Total90 Laser III boot is available at retailers January 7, 2010.