Over the past few weeks, we have received many emails and social media messages in regard to the durability of the Nike Tiempo Legend 6. It has become a common theme, with players reporting the upper separates from the soleplate after only a few wears. Obviously not an ideal situation.
When I reviewed Tiempo 6 several months ago, I was fortunate enough not to encounter any issues with them, right through testing. I’ve still got them and have worn them several times since the actual review, again they have held up well. Maybe I have’t put them through the same type of conditions that you guys are encountering daily, or maybe I just got an extra durable pair. So, unfortunately (or fortunately) I can’t directly relate to the negative experience that you are running into.
But, it really does seems to be a big issue, especially for folks who are on a budget and pushing their wallet thin just to get a pair. After a little more investigating, it seems that Nike’s site also has a huge number of complaints in regards to their durability. This is where I found the following, which I hope helps some of you out:
We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with the Tiempo Legend VI Firm-Ground Soccer Cleat. It doesn’t sound like it has held up as you expected. We always suggest returning the product to the original place of purchase. If they are unable to help you out please call 1-800-344-6453 to discuss additional options. If the product was purchased from Nike.com or a Nike Retail Store, please give our team a call at 1-800-806-6453.
At least Nike are aware of the issue, and there is some sort of a resolution that can be found for consumers. Some other advice I’d like to offer you guys on the subject.
- First and foremost, make sure you are purchasing your boots from a reliable online website or brick and mortar store. There are a lot of counterfeit sources out there, so you need to be sure what you are getting from the start is the real thing.
- Second, make sure you are keeping receipts for your boot purchase, so you fall in line with any warranty on the product.
- Third, make sure you are wearing the boots on the correct surface – these are FG, so technically they should only be worn on natural firm ground pitches. You are likely to be asked where you’ve worn them; if you say AG you are likely to miss out on a return!
- And finally, make sure to treat your boots with care, clean them after use and keep them stored out of direct sunlight and away from heaters!
Have you worn a pair of Tiempo Legend 6 or know someone that has experienced the same issue? Let us know in the comments, whether your experience was positive or negative.