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Football Boots > Power Boots Face Off: adidas Predator PowerSwerve vs Nike T90 Laser II - 06/07/09

If its the back of the net you want to find, then you need a pair of football boots that will deliver power and dominate on the pitch!

The two leading boots in this field are the adidas Predator PowerSwerve football boots and Nike T90 Laser II football boots. With a variety of new colourways available, the time has come to decide what is your favourite Power boot?

Power Boot Face-Off Contender: adidas Predator PowerSwerve

above: The adidas Predator PowerSwerve in Confederations, CL Star and Beckham's Silver and Gold.

The adidas Predator football boots have been evolving for over ten years, with a design brief to deliver more power, more swerve and more control. The current Predator football boots incorporate SmartFoam vamps and a PowerPulse chamber, to give additional power to every pass and shot as the tungsten powder shifts with the movement of the boot.

Current Predator wearers regularly bulging the back of the net include Steven Gerrard, David Beckham, Dimitar Berbatov, Xavi, Michael Ballack and Raul.

Power Boot Face-Off Contender: Nike T90 Laser II

above: The Nike T90 Laser II lines up in Blaze, Swan and Black K Leather.

The unique colours of the Nike T90 Laser II football boots have been particularly eye-catching, as the likes of Wayne Rooney, Fernando Torres and Andres Iniesta have turned out in Tour Yellow and Orange Blaze colourways.

Nike have engineered innovative ShotShield technology over the striking area of the Laser football boots. Made from a dense material to generate more power when the the ball is struck, the ribbed surface and precision rings emanating from the 'sweet spot' increase accuracy through the unique boot-to-ball contact.

Both football boots are available with either a kangaroo leather or synthetic material upper, with different lacing systems and incorporating unique technology to deliver more power. The Predator boots are slightly lighter, which is usually an advantage, although would you prefer a heavier boot for power?

So given the choice which Power football boots would you take to the field wearing?

Which Boot is Your Choice for the SoccerBible Power Boot Face-Off? Vote now!

This competition has now closed



levski45 said:

Nike 4ever

July 6, 2009 4:27 PM

garebear said:

T90 laser

July 6, 2009 5:15 PM

CMT said:

adidas predetor

July 6, 2009 5:39 PM

El Nino Nr.9 said:

Nike T90 are the BEST BOOTS

July 6, 2009 5:41 PM

chivas1 said:

Adidas Predators are the best they cant be compared because lazers suck

July 6, 2009 5:58 PM

martincillo_mexico said:

uuuuu this is a hard decision.

July 6, 2009 6:09 PM

waggie said:

predators all the way even though i have f50i cyan

July 6, 2009 6:17 PM

Constan 22 said:


July 6, 2009 6:20 PM

mthdog2003 said:


July 6, 2009 6:43 PM

Gulli said:

T90's... You'll love them if you try them!

July 6, 2009 6:47 PM

9_torres_9 said:

My old boots against my new ones.

just got t90's today but i think they're better already

July 6, 2009 7:42 PM

Steven4vapor said:

ohhh.....honestly i cant the long run i picked the lasers. the only two of the lasers colors really appeealed to me, but same with the predators. Scince im getting the superflys this was a tough decision.           T90

July 6, 2009 8:54 PM

ryan_the_master_of_disaster said:

PREDATOR blast the shot in the back of the nett!!!!

July 6, 2009 8:57 PM

Blair2009 said:

t-90s are clearly the best they are the comfiest boot u could find

July 6, 2009 9:57 PM

chris95 said:

power boots r absolutely rubisshhh

itz all about speed

July 6, 2009 10:05 PM

adri the king said:

i'd say that torres may be the "key man" of t90 laser, or now that i think of it its like tomato tomato :)

July 6, 2009 10:26 PM

michiganstriker1 said:

total 90s are the best ever

July 7, 2009 2:45 AM

AE7 said:

dont like none of this but for me nike t90 is better than adidas perdator

July 7, 2009 4:09 AM

joe.h said:


July 7, 2009 6:58 AM

Footie mad said:


July 7, 2009 10:30 AM

predators7 said:

predators easy..

July 7, 2009 11:18 AM

ashwin.gunner said:

predators are the obvious winners

July 7, 2009 11:22 AM

football not soccer said:

predators are better HANDS DOWN. A revolutionary boot like no other. Stevie G represent!

July 7, 2009 12:34 PM

FRAZ95 said:


July 7, 2009 12:42 PM

Mok3ys said:

how come it says preds have centered lacing. isnt theres off to the side?

July 7, 2009 7:01 PM

CodeAFC said:

Tough Choice, I havrn't tried either so I'll have to go on looks.....and what do you the right colourway they both look awesome!!!! oh well I guess to each their own....I'm sporting the 1st R10s

July 7, 2009 9:24 PM

ucantseenothin7 said:

Predators win for me

July 8, 2009 4:18 AM

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July 8, 2009 10:01 AM

Mfaasie said:

T90 best ;)

July 8, 2009 1:09 PM


Total90 FTW!

July 8, 2009 4:16 PM

gavin said:


July 10, 2009 9:41 AM

mitch carless said:

i have done exactly the same as 9 torress 9

July 11, 2009 7:15 PM

adamods301954 said:

well im very torn but i have to say the t90s because i own a pair but id say the preds are better :s

July 11, 2009 8:28 PM

realjames said:

predators, total 90 lasers wiegh more

July 12, 2009 5:03 PM

jamesy94 said:

id say predators, not becuase they weigh more :/

but becuase the t90's tear and after a while they smell like cat pee, no joke, preds, keep well, dont smell

July 12, 2009 9:41 PM

messinho said:

predators lasers have an awful touch ive had preds forever and love them i tried lasers the other day no swerve terrible touch worst thing ive ever felt and tried

July 13, 2009 2:27 AM

thenewZlatan said:

i hav had vapor 4s this season then i switched to T90 half way through. i hated them. horrible to play in and i ended up goin bak to vapors. might try preds now

July 13, 2009 7:24 PM

JORDAN said:

preds look nicer

July 13, 2009 8:48 PM

smg11 said:

i never knew t90's weighed more i would  have thought it was the other way around cause of d preds tungsten thingy, anybody that has a pair do u notice d weight at all?

July 14, 2009 4:33 PM

goalPredboot said:

Predz win hands down better controll power and feel. T90s  are heavier I had a pair for 5 months and they ripped. Got the predz and soo much more comfort than T90s and better looking.

July 16, 2009 10:37 PM

Pittard12 said:

Preds all the way !!! t90s feel horrible and are mingin

July 17, 2009 6:11 PM

RicardoQuaresma said:

preds are way much better

July 19, 2009 11:51 AM

Tomklfc said:

i just gt the new t90 black+orange , the preds just rip to easy , t90 ftw

July 20, 2009 6:10 PM

LFC_Stannerz_T90 said:

i am a centre back ,, which are the best boots for me ?? plz help :)

July 23, 2009 10:16 AM

walcott14 said:

predators by far

July 30, 2009 11:05 PM

DKD12 said:

f50i all the wayyy xxxxxxx

August 3, 2009 10:00 AM

Kaka said:

id say predators, not becuase they weigh more :/

but becuase the t90's tear and after a while they smell like cat pee, no joke, preds, keep well, dont smel

August 5, 2009 8:50 PM

Ryan-F50 said:

T90's are better :D

August 5, 2009 11:22 PM

Zeke6cr9 said:

predators all the way, they offer way more options for optimum performance! the predators give you there shotshield on the front, the unique lace cover, and the powerswerve, the only thing nike gives you is the shotshield

August 6, 2009 8:28 PM

holt_86 said:

I have had both and i can honestly say i MUCH prefer lasers

August 8, 2009 11:40 PM

Duncan_94 said:

can some 1 help me i dont no wat 2 get ether t90s f50i or nike mercurial  tell me plz i have no idea

August 10, 2009 10:13 PM

Striker14 said:

nike all tha way

August 16, 2009 12:13 AM

Striker14 said:

nike all tha way

August 16, 2009 12:14 AM

xxJOS3xx said:

lasers all the way but is it true dat the leather T90 mess up ur shot i hav the red lasers and the rue blue preds so idk they both leather but should i get synthetic t90??

August 17, 2009 5:12 PM

adam whitaker f50.i said:

predators ive got some real ones red and silver worth £129.99

August 20, 2009 11:48 AM

coleyt said:

it has to be the adidas predator. just such a good boot for more than just power. as a defender, they are excellent for getting under the ball and clearing it as well as taking freekicks from your own half. i love the design of both though and tried the cheaper version of the t90's

August 21, 2009 9:43 PM

adipure11 said:

ive had both the t90s and predators and i have to say i played better in the 90s but screw these cleats get the red and white adipures there amazing!!!

August 24, 2009 1:09 PM

L.Kizza said:

Getting My Lasers This Week

August 24, 2009 11:07 PM

L.Kizza said:

Getting My Lasers This Week

August 24, 2009 11:08 PM

coleyt said:

Copa Mndials!!! Stannerz, they look retro, are an excellent kicking boot and make you look hard-core and old-fashioned

August 28, 2009 10:44 PM

man utd-champions said:

I personally think that T90 Laser II's are better than Adidas Predator Powerswerve even though I used to think that T90's suck. Nike all the way!

But I wonder which won will have the most votes.

C'MON T90'S.

September 1, 2009 6:23 PM

fab said:

Got them both, T90 ALL THE WAY wanna sell my pred's since i have Laser II !!!!!!!!

September 9, 2009 5:28 AM

Henrique Oliveira said:

very difficult but..   i've a cheap nike marquis and i improved A LOT since i bought them so i decided to buy new cleats. this month i searched for the best  and i tried more than 10. i tried lasers and felt no difference between my cheap nike boot. tried adipures and felt great (very comfy). tried predator and felt the power and comfy too. now i decided to get adipures and predators: adipures cuz i liked most and predators cuz adidas made a mess in the new predator X ones. if someone d like to help me, ill buy them just for xmas!

September 28, 2009 9:05 PM

macca14 said:

ah decisons!!!! i have white champions league pred mouldies, n white stud lazers!!! a simple compromise i feel!!!

September 29, 2009 10:23 PM

easleyblaze12 said:

total 90 all the way

October 6, 2009 6:27 PM

Brenzik23 said:

I tried the lasers, and they're rubish.

They're really uncomfortable, they aren't a powerboot.

And I had the preds. They're the best boots I've ever seen. PREDS!!!!!

October 29, 2009 6:51 PM

EA9 said:

I bought the lasers i couldn't even kick the ball with power then the happiest day of my life (which includes football) i exchange it for the preds best boot ever the  smartfoam and powerpulse actually makes the ball go further really good boot

October 29, 2009 8:23 PM

YNWA_FM9 said:

Predators r nice boots but i think ill have to go with lasers

And i dont no y rooney is the key pplayer i think it shoulld be (Fernando Torres: Liverpool's Number 9)

November 13, 2009 8:51 PM

kmau said:

hard choice  i like the shot shield on lasers but like the tungsten and lightness of preds  superfly are the best

November 24, 2009 7:16 AM

d.mac 3 lcfc 4 eva said:

luv both

December 8, 2009 3:53 PM

Mercurialman said:

t90 is well better1

December 17, 2009 10:50 AM

Mercurialman said:

duncan 94 get mercurial

December 17, 2009 10:51 AM

cronaldo9kaka8 said:

I had t90's and theyre pretty heavy, I can't say which I prefer cuz I've never even wore anything outside of nike. I've always wanted to buy adidas boots, but I want the predator absolute, not the swerve or the newer that came out. Anybody know where I can get the predator absolute?!?!?!?

December 26, 2009 2:56 AM

darren2 said:

both boots are very nice..i got both but older versions..

and i love them..i might get the new ones!


January 13, 2010 4:26 PM

RossTorres169 said:

adidas predators are waaay better

January 19, 2010 5:42 PM

RossTorres169 said:

adidas predators are way better

January 19, 2010 5:43 PM

RedDevilCR7 said:


January 21, 2010 11:18 PM

phi1995 said:

T90'S PEOPLE!! great for wide fit :)

February 14, 2010 4:08 AM

gkbenfica said:

Prefer lasers looks and preds touch and comfort

April 27, 2010 12:59 AM

MAN-U R 2 GOOD said:

easily nike

June 12, 2010 8:16 AM

danniel2391 said:


June 29, 2010 2:54 AM

NikeMercurialVaporz said:

i like the predators more

August 6, 2010 3:06 PM

Josh_LFC said:


November 24, 2010 6:06 AM

Destined4Peace said:


February 20, 2011 2:51 PM

alex_donaldson said:

whos the predator, GERRARD

April 14, 2011 11:58 AM

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