Officially designated as Bright Crimson/Black/Electric Green, the combination of colours used sounds like a recipe for disaster.
However, on the Nike T90 Laser IV' – Crimson / Black / Green' it actually kind of works! The almost-luminous Crimson and Black are a great contrast to one another, giving a deadly overall look that perfectly fits the Laser IV’s MO as a boot for fearsome strikers.
And – thankfully – Nike use the Electric Green (which was used on the Laser III’s launch colourway and this summer’s Clash Collection Laser IV) sparingly across the boot, only using it to highlight the Nike branding and pick out some key bits of technology.
Whilst now a full year old, the T90 Laser IV' still feels like a cutting edge boot, with it’s specially-designed soleplate allowing for perfect under-foot feel and it’s memory-foam padded tongue allowing a flush fit across the top of the foot.
The marquee feature, of course, is the Adaptive Shield across the forefoot and instep. Intricate in it’s design, the Adaptive Shield weaves together friction-boosting fins towards the toe for spin and slat-like panels across the forefoot for a uniform strike surface.
Moulded into the upper, the Adaptive Shield’s design is flexible enough to move with the foot – so no matter what your foot shape, the Laser IV’s signature technology will be able to accomodate.
Whilst the last few ‘headline’ colourways for the T90 Laser' have all been on the Kangalite-upper' version, the synthetic version gets the limelight for the first time since December on the Nike T90 Laser IV' – Crimson / Black / Green.
Used in preference over the Kangalite, the Teijin synthetic is coated in Nike’s ACC ' – All Conditions Control – Technology, allowing the same level of friction in both wet and dry conditions for great feel on the ball.
Available from October 1st worldwide, the Nike T90 Laser IV' – Crimson / Black / Green' will set you back £150 / $210 US for the FG, and a touch more for the SG-Pro plate.
What do you think to the latest Laser colourway? Let us know in the comments!
By Kyle Elliot