A few weeks after their release, the Nike Tiempo IV Elite arrived for testing. But, size wise they are slightly off (too small) and I currently have a different size on the way to ensure the review is as accurate as possible. Instead of a size 9US, I will be reviewing as size 9.5US in the Black/White/Total Orange colorway.
Some initial observations;
- The leather feels amazing – super soft and extremely supple!
- The stitching along the front of the boot is not what I expected. Rather than being a complete cross-stitch, the Tiempo is designed with a combo of stitching across the front (see below image)
- Size wise, I strongly advise going up a half size. For wide fitting players, I would recommend looking else where as the front of the boot is tight, in very similar fashion to the Tiempo III.