Old Trafford is set to stage the second leg of the Champions League match between Manchester United and Inter Milan on Wednesday 11th March and Nike will use the high profile encounter to unveil a host of new boots and colourways.'
Total 90 Laser II
Wayne Rooney will be the first to debut the distinctive new Yellow/Black/Midnight Fog colourway of the Nike Total 90 Laser II football boot featuring engineered perforation in the upper for extra breathability. The new colourway will then be worn by leading Nike sponsored players around Europe in their domestic leagues on the weekend of 14th/15th March.
Nike Total 90 Laser II Ltd
Patrice Evra may be the first to sport the new k-leather Total 90 Laser II in a White/Red/Black colourway. Expect to see other players from both Manchester United’s and Inter Milan’s midfield and back four attempting to dominate the game wearing the Laser II.
Integrated offset lacing system provides increased boot to ball contact surface, minimising uneven ball strike and allowing greater ball control, accuracy and swerve.
Revolutionary V-Twin lacing system maximizes strike zone and optimizes fit allowing the true fit of a traditional football boot, without compromising the contact zone for ball strike.
Improved Shotshield technology on front of foot provides cleaner ball contact and superior control to allow the athletes to place the ball more accurately. The technology continues to utilise the precision ring technology used in its predecessor, providing increased accuracy through refined placement and design.
Teijin synthetic leather and engineered mesh work together to help protect the foot and maintain a constant temperature environment throughout a full 90 minutes.
Water resistant eVENT membrane enhances breathability and keeps the foot dry.
Offer Date: 1.4.09
Nike Air Legend II'
Carlos Tevez and Darren Fletcher of Manchester United are set to wear the last colourway of the Nike Air Legend II featuring a distinctive bright yellow swoosh contrasting the traditional black of the k-leather upper. The new Air legend II in Black/Volt/Silver will be worn by many iconic Nike iconic players throughout Europe known for their “Touch” and classy play.
The design aims for the new Nike Tiempo II were to re-engineer the upper and heel counter, decreasing the tongue size, to reduce the overall weight of the football boot, whilst ensuring a comfortable fit and improved performance.
The new Tiempo Air Legend II has an all over soft kangaroo leather upper for superior comfort and ball feel with the updated pattern design from the previous model giving a pro fit. The fold over tongue is designed to give a smoother ball-striking surface.
The high performance midsole features a moulded sockliner with a re-engineered Zoom Air heel unit providing responsive cushioning and reinforced protection in the tackle.
Mercurial Vapor Superfly
Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are both set to debut the eagerly anticipated Nike Mercurial Vapor Superfly. Both are touted as “speed” players for their respective clubs and with boot that weigh a mere 185 grams the opposing defences must be at their best or they could be beaten in the blink of an eye.
Cristiano Ronaldo in particular has a love affair with the Mercurial range wearing them since he was 16 years old. When 76 000 fans pack Old Trafford on 11th March, one thing’s for certain: with debut goals in both his Mercurial Vapor IV and Mercurial SL boots, the world will be watching the clock to see how long it takes the current World Footballer of the Year to find the back of the net with his latest weapon.
Engineered Flywire Thread is positioned to meet the needs of the fastest players, providing optimal support precisely where the foot needs it.
Composite Upper combines five ultra thin layers that encase the Flywire threads to create a finely tuned shell that functions in harmony with the foot.
Teijin Synthetic Skin exterior surface, only 300 microns thick, to ensure the best possible fit and feel.
Flywire, Composite Upper and Teijin Skin combine to create Nike’s thinnest football upper to date and provide a uncompromising foot to boot, boot to ball fit.
Lightweight Traction Sole Plates incorporate a higher density inner structure providing the necessary integrity yet allowing the extraction of unnecessary weight from the centre of the studs. These super-light, super-strong direct injected dual-density moulded studs deliver optimal traction.
On Sale: 01.04.09 order now
By Matt Dawson
Nike is sure coming strong this year, with all these new boots and colourways, not to mention that they have almost every top players in Europe in their side. It will be interesting to see what Adidas will come up with.
Adidas (Predator) makes some good shoes, but the color selections they have are BORING !!!!!
Tunits do look good and have good colors.
I agree. I think the next F50 will have to be something special and have a real USP if it can compete with the Superfly.
The key will be the predator, it will have to look fantastic to real shine above Nike’s work so far. The quality of the boot is usually reliable but it needs to look the part and really reva,p its image which has become somewhat stale over the last few years.
The new Legends are a fantastic colourway, understated yet funky!
Great shout Omar, Nike have been making so many waves recently Adidas have got to come up with something special to compete.
I’ve got a soft spot for theose Legends too – they’re exactly the same colour scheme as my first ever pair of boots:
Quasar – Lineker Lynx’s!
Total 90 Laser II (first pic) basically have ClimaCool that adidas has for their boots. Not really a new idea. The new colorways are just that – colorways. You can go to either miadidas.com or nikeid.nike.com and create these “new” colorways yourself. Show me some actual new products (besides Superfly).
Hang on a mo.. !! these boots are not good boots .. no way .. asics japan, a-line, mizuno, valsport green, pantofola, these boots are boots that if the pros didnt get the money they do… they would have on there feet !!
u r showing blades which will be worn at old trafford but i thought sir alex banned his playersfrom wearing boots with blades
Ferguson banned metal blades but allowed plastic ones
Im pretty sure the site are merely displaying the model of the boot. The studs will usually be soft ground for most players as pitches are so well watered and kept zippy, but in most adverts for boots and official images, they have hard ground or firm ground soles/studs.
it could just be me but i really like the climacool predators i.e the beckham ones. i have F50.9s at the moment and they are great but i do want something with a bit more comfort for the long term and the beckham preds look amazing. ny1 else agree???
llush man there mint
The T90 and Legends aren’t that bad but what keeps bugging me is all the pictures of the Air Legend 3’s on the internet…. They are absolutly horrendous in my opinion. By the way I agree with the fact that the F50 will make alot of noise too!
wow i like them. they r all great lookin i like the vapors and the lasres the best!
i think theses boots will look excellent on the pitch with the strong color that nike has put on them gold on the Total 90 for sure theyll look like they stand out and the Nike Mercurial Vapor Superfly witch are just marvelous and just guinness you could really see the speed in these babys and for sure you can be unstoppable…and unbeatable
the first boots wer on ebay 2 monthes ago
vapors are no good, theĂâ€šĂ‚Â´re just plastic. K-leather boots like Tiempo, adiPURE, copa mundial and puma king ftw!
That’s a great article.
the new t90 yella boots r owt ov this world arnt they lads n lasses!!!!!!!!!!!!
nike vapour is best boot ever c wit ronaldo
I have both the air legend 2s and the t90 laser 2s. I have to say that, while I like the tiempos, the t90’s definitely come out on top for me. I would like to see the tiempos with a few more modern features- such as offset lacing. While I appreciate that the idea of these boots is that they are simple and a bit retro, I’m sure they could get a better sweet spot- like the adipures.
Still good boots- they are really comfy and have a great touch- but not the best on offer.
I think that the vapours are good- however, only for a certain kind of player. In my opinion, it is only worthwhile getting vapours if you are a player with genuine pace. If speed is not the primary aspect of your game, then you are much better served getting t90s or even tiempos. This is because the vapours actually compromise your power, touch and accuracy in order to be truly light.
i cliked on make ure on footy boots
The t90 is cool because it gives us shooting,running faster,aiming,acuracy.I love it i am gonna buy it today it cost about 160 dollars