With 2 and a half years of extensive research behind it, Nike has finally revealed it latest boot masterpiece – the Tiempo Legend V. For weeks, people have been asking when the new silo would finally be unleashed, and having seen the release colorway used in games across Europe this past weekend, we knew the time was near.
Players such as Carlos Tevez, Gerard Pique, and Ronaldinho were heavily involved in the creation of the new boot, which takes a lot of inspiration from the totally classic Tiempo 94.
Find the latest Tiempo Legend colorways at SOCCER.com.
With the design of the Tiempo Legend V, Nike has focused on providing players with the lightest touch. One of the fundamental issues with a leather upper is how it absorbs water and increases the overall weight of the boot. By using an innovative materials across an enhanced glove-like fit through the forefoot, the Tiempo Legend V brings the upper closer to the foot and resolves the problem. This comes to fruition thanks to the development of a new upper package comprised of two trimmed down layers. The Tiempo Legend V mimics the touch and lightweight feel of a synthetic and is built on the same anatomical last as the revolutionary Nike Hypervenom to bring the foot closer to the ball.
Again, Nike use all Conditions Control (ACC), but this time it is used across a K-leather upper. I’m sure this one will cause some shock with fans, Nike has reverted to using some K-leather in the upper. We have seen a dramatic shift with recent releases away from the highly desirable material, so a lot were expecting the Tiempo series to take a diversion also. Another new addition is Hypershield technology, which blocks moisture for a snug fit that lasts and allows for a constant touch regardless of weather. This second layer of hydrophobic mesh ensures that the boot dries quickly and absorbs less water than previous leather boots. Again, everything here is geared toward ensuring the boot performs in different weather conditions. I am seeing a trend with how Nike is advertising this one!
Further innovation comes in the Tiempo Legend V’s engineered soleplate, which Nike state will move with your foot for stability, traction and comfort. Heel and forefoot studs have been widened to help provide this increased stability. Conical studs are used at the forefoot and tip, designed to promote quickness in directional rotation. Taking inspiration from Nike Free technology, the outsole plate flexes from the midfoot to offer increased movement and comfort for the duration of a match.
On the lateral side, the boot retains a classic aesthetic augmented by a stitched upper, while the medial provides a pop of color.
Fitting with Tiempo tradition, the Tiempo Legend V is a product of pinnacle craftsmanship employing modern technologies without sacrificing the classic look.
No doubt we are going to hear a lot more about these boots in the coming days and into this weekends games. We are awaiting confirmation of their retail availability and the price point that they will come in at, but as soon as we get news it will be updated here.
*UPDATE – $200 is the official retail price-point, find them at SOCCER.com!
For now, check out the pretty cool video below that will give you a more detailed look at the boot, and make sure to let us know in the comments what your thoughts are on the new edition.