Thursday , May 30 2024

Which Boots Should I Choose – Answered!

King vs Tiempo

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

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  1. Congrats! Great article!

  2. Having worn both the Tiempo and the adiPure 11 Pro, I have to say that the adiPure 11Pro is a great boot.. I would never compare it to the Tiempo though. I am happy the Tiempo is around because it retains the slightly more classic feel. I like both boots and can't pick one over the other. But I would say the for people wanting a more classic feel, go for the Tiempo. If you want a blend between modern and classic, then go with the adiPure 11Pro.

    • Also, In the Warrior vs. Nike matchup, I would take the Warrior. I have worn both and the Skreamer really surprised me. Plus the customer service at Warrior was second to none, making Nike's look almost un-professional.

  3. I had problems with the stud pressure in the Tiempo's as well, glad to hear I'm not alone on that.

    • Yeah at the front of my right foot was very uncomfortable. The left slightly uncomfortable as well. I was very disappointed with the Tiempo.

  4. How about comparing the Nike Tiempo IV to my son’s favorite boot, the Umbro Speciali 4 Pro HG?

  5. with veloce vs f 30, I would rather buy an old pair of top end shoes.

  6. what shoes should I wear if I am playing on a land with no grass on it????

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