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Are Nike Set To Bring Back The T90 III?

Following confirmation that Nike are set to release three small-sided sneaker versions of the iconic Total 90 III in Spring 2025, are we set to get a rerelease of the boot?

The thirst for all things nostalgic currently shows no signs of letting up, with adidas in particular raiding their archive with regularity to bring back some modernised icons of the past in the Predator 24 and the F50. But so far, Nike have refrained from pulling anything out of the past, instead sticking rigidly with a progressive focus on the future, despite the clamour from fans for the former…until now that is. See, Nike have just announced that the legendary T90 is receiving a special edition return…in sneaker form for now, at least.

Confirmed via Nike’s SNKRS Showcase – a video series on the SNKRS app that pulls back the curtain on what sneakers the brand is planning to drop in the coming seasons – we’re soon to be treated to three colourways of the T90 III (“Black/Metallic Silver”, “Dynamic Yellow/Green Spark”, “Bordeaux/Metallic Silver”), with all three set to drop in Spring 2025. Whilst this doesn’t mean we are definitely getting the T90 in pitch-ready boot form, the SNKRS Showcase shows off just that – sneakers, so there’s a very strong possibility that the three small-sided versions will be part of a wider release. At least, that’s what we’re very much hoping.

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The Total 90 III debuted back in 2004, introducing the world to that now-instantly recognisable signature circled 90 on the instep. Gone was the tongue from the previous two iterations, leaving a sleeker silhouette that was promoted by the likes of Roberto Carlos, Luis Figo and Fernando Torres.

The last appearance of a T90 of any sort was the rerelease of the T90 Laser I back in 2019, so there’s a feeling that we’re long overdue another special edition return to the glory days of mid-noughties Nike.

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Bring it back, Nike, we're ready...

Daniel Jones

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