After months of player-testing and boot-spotting, Sport-locker.net can now officially reveal the release of Nike’s newest football boot – the T90 Laser IV!
And as with every other Nike piece of equipment, it’s packed full of technology.
The design aim is simple: to create the ‘Perfect Strike’.
It remains to be seen whether wearers of the boot including Wayne Rooney, Wesley Sneijder and Fernando Torres will achieve the above – but we’d guess that it’s pretty likely!
Focused on adapting to the technical demands and movement of a highly mobile footballer the new T90 Laser IV is 20% lighter than the previous version and features a streamlined silhouette that provides enhanced fit and feel on the ball.
The forefoot area features a newly configured adaptive shield design and high performance synthetic leather upper for a soft and close to the foot feel.
To ensure a perfect strike of the ball, the reconfigured shooting and swerve zones on the instep of the boot are designed to flex naturally as the foot contacts with the ball, amplifying the natural benefits of the foot to strike the ball cleanly.
The key contact zones are broken up into flexible strips which enhance the natural power and accuracy of the foot while the swerve zone fins reduced in size and height allow a closer feel to the ball providing friction to curved shots.
Finally, along the tongue and top of the boot, shape correction foam increases instep accuracy for a seamless strike of the ball.
Strikers make the most of tight spaces and rapid turns and feints to leave defenders on the back foot and the new T90 Laser IV features remodelled studs designed to maximize the speed of penetration and release on pitch without increasing stud pressure for the player.
Heel, medial, lateral and toe off edge traction combined with a more flexible plate also enhance agility and reduce slipping.
With flexibility and movement key to the strikers success enhanced mid foot torsion creates a stiff power transfer from heel to toe creating a clean break from defenders to capitalize on scoring opportunities.
The T90 Laser IV debuts on pitch September 17th and is available at key retailers worldwide and online at nikestore.com beginning October 1, 2011. The boots will set you back £140.