Puma King 2013 vs Nike Tiempo IV
Bryan: Puma King 2013 – No, this is not your typical King release, but every boot on the market seems to be evolving of late. What gives these the edge, in my opinion, is the stud configuration. You get better traction on natural and artificial surfaces.
Kevin: Nike Tiempo iv – The Puma (I refuse to call it a King) 2013 has tarnished the King range. It might be a good boot, but the King along with the Copa and Morelia were classics, when they removed the K-leather, they removed the King. So the Tiempo wins by default.
Jim: Puma King 2013 – First instinct would be the Tiempo but the Puma king are my designated kick around boots. I keep them in my car so that if I have the urge to stop by a field I just slip them on and have an impromptu training session. They may have gone over poorly with fans of the past Puma Kings, by themselves they do perform exceptionally. In this case my choice goes to the underdog.
Tyler: Nike Tiempo IV: I’m still upset with Puma doing away with the Finale. Sure you need to update to stay with the times, but when you are talking about heritage boots, less is more! Sorry Puma but you should have consulted me before you did away with the tongue and the leather!
Colin: Nike Tiempo IV – In this match-up of iconic boots I am sticking with the kangaroo leather of the Tiempo IV. The Tiempo provides what I feel is the best combination of performance and comfort on the market.
Ethan: Puma King 2013 – I loved the versatility of the King. The Tiempo is a solid boot overall but the changes Puma made give the King the edge. I enjoyed the external heel counter, soleplate, and leather on this boot. Although I can say that I wish the leather extended throughout the instep on them.
Richard: Nike Tiempo IV – I like my heritage boots to look like they have some pedigree, not like they’re from the set of Tron.
Final Tally: King 3 – Tiempo IV 4