Test pairs of unreleased football boots are made black to conceal the technologies, but with their new innovation Nike flip the script entirely. The classic Nike Tiempo is about to receive a stroke of modern genius and to let the world know, Nike has created 100 pairs that will be given out to people like us at Unisport to show off the tech changes, which we can already now tell you there are more than a few of.
Worn by the world's most dominating playmakers, including Andrea Pirlo, Jerome Boateng, Sergio Ramos and Thiago Silva, the Tiempo Legend is Nike's cleat for first attack. Everything about the classic leather boot is made to emphasise the dominating touch - combining modern quilting, a revolutionary lockdown fit and lightweight traction.
So, what's the big deal with the new Nike Tiempo Legend 7 then? Well, it's certainly not like any Tiempo you know, as Nike's focus has been on innovations that enhance and compliment the features players already love, while also significantly reducing the weight of the boot. Notably, this means we can today confirm the long-standing theory that Nike are indeed going to add Flyknit to the Tiempo construction. That means all four Nike silos now utilise Flyknit as a part of their construction, but all in completely different ways.