It is finally the 12th of December and that means that Nike have launched the new Nike Tiempo Legend V. We have already seen Nikes biggest profiles training and playing in the new boot and today we take a closer look at the new Legend V right here.
All good things comes to those who wait and we have waited with much excitement these last few days. It is therefore our genuine pleasure to present the new Nike Tiempo Legend V.
It is the fifth generation of Nikes iconic Tiempo collection, which today sees the light of day. This new football boot has been finely tuned to improve even the smallest detail. For two and a half year Nike have worked to make the already brilliant Tiempo even better and it is the fruit of all their labour that we today enjoy.
We start with the basics of the Nike Tiempo Legend V, which has always been known for having sublime comfort and a touch on the ball, which leaves you lacking superlatives. These qualities are once more essential to the new boot and on the front foot you find an incredibly soft and supple piece of kangaroo leather. It makes for a magnificent ball feel and an equally ace fit. The heel part of the upper is made from Kanga-Lite to improve stability and durability.
The new Nike Tiempo Legend V will naturally be launched with Nikes much loved and technologically advanced ACC. It is developed to give you the very best possible touch on the ball, even in the most torrid weather conditions, where other boots have to call it quits.
And when it's raining cats and dogs, it is important that your boots do not take up all the water and makes your boots heavy as lead. Therefore, Nike have added their advanced Hypershield technology to this new Nike Tiempo Legend V. Hypershield is developed to reject water, to ensure that the leather does not take up water, and with this new addition, Nike have managed to create a leather boot that comes with the advantages the you normally just find with synthetic boots.
Getting a bit into the specs of the boot, the upper consists of three layers. The water proof and very thin kangaroo leather, a honeycomb-shaped layer of mesh which ensures that the water taken in dries quickly and an ultra thin layer of a synthetic woven material called Trico, which serves to stabilise and strengthen the upper. This is also treated with Nike's revolutionizing Hypershield technology.
This revolutionising Hypershield upper manages to seriously improve the water uptake of the boot by lowering it drastically. The fifth generation of the Nike Tiempo Legend absorbs 73% less water than the Nike Tiempo Legend IV, the material dries 24% faster, and in addition the upper is 88% stronger than the Tiempo Legend IV according to Nike's own tests. In other words we are talking about a substantial technological upgrade, which may be a sign of great progress for the Tiempo collection.
The comfort is a top priority on the new Nike Tiempo Legend V and around the forefoot Nike have added more stitching. This serves to keep the leather soft without over-stretching and losing its shape. The result is an overall comfort the is both durably and is something that we could go on praising.
The sole is made of TPU, and is developed to be flexible and moveable. Nike have been inspired by their Nike Free collection, where the shoe follows the natural movements of the foot, and if a running shoe can follow your feet, then why not also a football boot? The Nike Tiempo Legend V takes comfort to the next level with a flexible sole around the forefoot.
For the stud configuration, Nike have chosen to mix the round studs in front with bladed studs around the back. The round studs provide better rotation and distribution of pressure, while the bladed studs in the back ensure good stability. Furthermore, the studs have generally been made slightly wider, which serves to improve the overall pitch grip.
With the new Nike Tiempo Legend V, Nike have managed to write an impressive chapter in a legendary story about a football boot. The boot weighs in at just 245 grams, which is in the very low end for a true leather boot with comfort of the highest level.
The new Nike Tiempo legend V is already in-stock, and we will surely see even more of the boot soon. What do you think of the new Nike Tiempo Legend V? Are you impressed by the advancements that Nike have made? Feel free to leave a comment either here, or on Facebook and Twitter.