For players who want a little bit more than the regular Tiempo Legend IV, Nike have released the technologically advanced Tiempo Elite IV. Nike has completely redesigned the Tiempo range and added the latest advancements at their disposal to create a very inviting and lightweight soccer cleat.
The Tiempo range has always been synonymous with class – and starting with the super soft K-leather upper, this boot falls right in line with the norm. This time around though, Nike use a vamp stitched design that is strategically placed in order to create lateral support and a natural touch while minimizing any overstretch of the leather.
What really separates this version of the Tiempo is the addition of a carbon fiber outsole and FlyWire technology. We associate a carbon fiber outsole with Nike’s Elite range, it is the lightweight properties that differentiate the regular and Elite range. It is the inclusion of Flywire where we get a new experience with the Tiempo IV Elite. Using Flywire adds mid-foot support and allows Nike the opportunity to reduce the amount of materials used in the upper. This version comes it at a mid-ranging 9.4oz.
I like the overall look of the Tiempo Elite IV, particularly the Black/White/Total Orange colorway. The front stitching adds a very classic look while the addition of orange detailing adds some much needed contrast. The Tiempo range is developed with touch in mind and compliment the game of players who like to get on the ball – as crazy as it sounds, I think the design actually looks like it matches the player it is intended for to a tee!
The one major downside to the release (and the addition of technology) is the price, with Nike hiking these up to a hefty $349.99. In my opinion, the regular Tiempo IV offers far better value for money, but if you want the whole experience you are, unfortunately, going to have to pay big bucks.