On March 21, 2019, Nike broke the internet by releasing the extremely limited edition, Nike Total 90 Laser I remake – mere 2000 pairs available worldwide, all snapped up in seconds by collectors and nostalgic players.
But what of its history, what made it such a coveted boot? Released in 2007, the first Laser was the successor to Nike’s famed Total 90 range. Promoted by the mammoths, Wayne Rooney, Luis Figo and Fernando Torres – the boot quickly became a classic.
The technological advances from the T90 to the Laser range were immense, precision rings and eVent fabric on the top of the boot allowed for greater comfort while Nike’s Air Zoom heel provided improved cushioning and impact protection for the player. As usual, the offset lacing allowed for a greater kicking surface area allowing for greater precision and control, hence the name – the Laser.
And who could forget the adverts. A thing of class.
And what of the remake? Limited to only 2000 pairs worldwide, the boot sold out in seconds on the internet. It’s no doubt that we’ll see all of the legends sporting this boot in the coming weeks.
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