Closer Look: Nike Air Zoom Total 90 II 2002 Football Boots

Tuesday, 25 September 2018
Nike will bring elements of the classic Total 90 football boots with the all-new Nike Phantom Venom football boots next year. We take a look back at one of the most iconic Nike T90 soccer cleats in history, the Nike Air Zoom Total 90 II. Thanks to Pro Direct for some of the pictures.

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Released in 2002 as successor of the revolutionary Nike Air Zoom Total 90, the Nike Air Zoom Total 90 II were worn by the likes of Luis Figo, Paul Scholes, Roberto Carlos and Francesco Totti in the 2002 World Cup. The young Wayne Rooney also wore the boots.

Throwback | Nike Air Zoom Total 90 II Soccer Cleats

Made for power and accuracy while offering ultimate comfort over the course of 90 minutes, the upper of the Nike AZT90 II was crafted from a soft, light KNG-100 G synthetic material. The KNG-100 G was aimed to feature a similar comfort as Kangaroo leather while being light and water resistant.

The sole plate of the boots is the same seen on Tiempo and Mercurial editions released at the same time, featuring region-specific stud placement intended for the best traction. The Nike Air Zoom Total 90 was offered in both soft (6 stud) and firm (bladed) sole plates. The cleats trademark feature was the Zoom Air cushioning for even more comfort, Nike's best cushioning system back then.

The Nike Air Zoom Total 90 II featured a off-centre lacing system for a much larger striking surface and therefore more boot to ball contact. The upper had Nike's First Touch coating, designed to give greater ball control and feel.

The Nike Air Zoom T90 II weighed in at 270g, which was relatively light back ten.

The Nike Air Zoom Total 90 II was launched in a Black/White/Red colorway, while the World Cup edition was white, red and black. The Nike Air Zoom Total 90 II soccer shoe was launched in eight different colorways in total.

What do you think of the Nike Air Zoom Total 90 II football boot? Have you ever worn them? Comment below.
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