Incorporating 17 years of relentless craftsmanship, the new Tiempo Legend IV has a timeless quality. The Tiempo stands for touch, heritage and craftsmanship and they are all here – enhanced for today’s elite player.
The Tiempo Legend IV Elite is part of Nike Football’s DNA and with that comes a responsibility to its tradition and heritage, but also a commitment to innovation. The Tiempo Legend IV Elite is the lightest Tiempo yet, coming in at 20g lighter than its predecessor.
The Tiempo Legend IV Elite is a boot that refuses to simply bask in its glorious past, instead it is primed for a glorious and exciting future. The vibrant orange pop from the tongue, heel graphic , stud tips and laces is a testament to the boot’s evolution, while maintaining the crafted nature of its lineage.
The Tiempo Legend IV Elite’s premium leather is strong and soft, giving the player extra comfort, touch and control. Combine the unmatched touch and feel of the boot with innovations such as a carbon fiber plate, Flywire upper and stud configuration and you have a legend reborn.
We were surprised to see Nike legend Ronaldo wear the new Tiempo Legend IV in his last ever match as the Brazilian was a Mercurial wearer throughout his career. We do however expect to see the likes of Gerard Pique, Javier Hernandez, Carlos Puyol, David Luiz and Andre Pirlo all wearing the new Tiempo Legend IV boots when they return fro pre-season training.
Enhanced vamp stitching is strategically placed in order to create lateral support and a natural touch while minimizing any overstretch. The new sockliner has been designed to cushion and retain shape while superior support in the arch and heel leads to a more responsive boot to meet demands of player movement.
The light carbon plate remains flat, enhancing rigidity while avoiding stiffness, and a combination of rounded studs and two central blades offer critical and improved traction where players need it most. Nike Flywire technology has been added and offers superior midfoot lockdown, giving tremendous support while aiding the boot’s comfort and maneuverability.
Nike have also released a book documenting the history of the Tiempo range. The informative book is available as a PDF download. Click here for more information: http://tiempo.nikemedia.com/