As soon as Nike launched the Total 90 Laser III, there was one thing that almost all boot fans agreed on – that the Electric Green colourway was bold, very bold.
Indeed, it seemed much of the debate centered around that rather than the numerous technological advances the Nike designers had come up with.
So it should come as a huge surprise that the second version of the Laser III is somewhat more traditional in' looks.
The K-Leather model in a White / Obsidian / Gold colourway is available now on pre-order and will be retailing from 1st February from £129.99.
The boot also comes with access to Nike Football+, a digital coaching programme which we first saw with the CTR360 Maestri.
The system, which you can access at nikefootball.com via a special user code unique to each pair of boots, aims to help players improve their skills with insights, training drills and instruction from the coaching team at Juventus.
As for the boot itself, particular attention has been paid to the instep area and how players connect and put swerve on the ball. The result is a newly created shot shield designed for a cleaner strike on the ball for increased power, ball swerve and accuracy.
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 first Laser III colourway was Electric Green / Red / Black
The Total 90 Laser III design team also repositioned the eye-stay 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.