Designed for the player who can give it all for a full game (and then some) – hence the Total 90 moniker – the Nike T90 series has grown into one of the most distinctive silos in the world of football boots.
Originally designed to offer a dynamic, exciting alternative to the Tiempo, the Air Zoom Total 90 I & II featured a Nike Air soleplate for supreme comfort, Kangaroo-like synthetic uppers and sweeping side-offset lacing; quickly becoming the boot of choice for stars like Luis Figo.
The next two incarnations dropped the AZ part of the name, instead focusing on player comfort and responsive cushioning – whilst still offering room to shoot with a widely-offset lacing system.
In 2008 Nike re-focused the Total 90 range once more, transforming it into the T90 Laser. Now with aggressive rubber rings on the forefoot and reinforced heel counter, the T90 Laser was a power boot, focusing on improving accuracy and spin.
Today, the Nike T90 range operates as the boot of choice for the highly mobile striker; the ‘rings’ of the Laser I & II now giving way to the innovative adaptive shield, designed to give strikers deadly striking platforms where they need them most on the foot.