When it comes to off pitch fashion, Nike has made the Tiempo 94 Mid something of a “must have” option for soccer players. They were first released to celebrate the 20 years anniversary of the Tiempo FG series. The Tiempo name has become an industry benchmark for premium, crafted football boots and that has carried over to these lifestyle shoes.
All of the releases to date have been absolutely glorious, and we wanted to relive some of the best ones in case you missed them. If you haven’t experienced a pair, they are definitely worth checking out, with several pairs still available via Nike.com if you want a pair.
Tiempo 94 Mid All-Gold
Released: June 2014
Significance: Nike wrapped the trademark sneaker’s synthetic leather upper in a Metallic Gold hue, featuring a liquid-like finish inspired by the Periodic Table of Elements, specifically the element of beryllium, with its abbreviated symbols: 9 (atomic weight) and 4 (atomic number).
Tiempo 94 Mid Jacquard SP
Released: July 2014
Significance: Released during the World Cup in Brazil, Nike created a print that emphasized the carioca nature and São Paulo architecture with a special finish in Jacquard.
Tiempo 94 Mid Magista
Released: May 2014
Significance: To celebrate the energy and genius of football, Nike released a 94 Mid/Magista remix that allowed players to exert their will on the ball and unleash their creativity and speed.
Tiempo 94 Mid XX
Released: January 2014
Significance: Limited to 500 pairs, Nike celebrated the seminal boot with the lTiempo XX Pack.
Tiempo 94 Mid Materazzi
Released: February 2014
Significance: Italian footballer Marco Materazzi honors his greatest influences with three limited color-ups of the Tiempo ’94 Mid. Materazzi seized the opportunity to emphasize two key influences: Michael Jordan, and the city of Milan.
Tiempo ’94 Mid QS Bronze
Released: August 2014
Significance: As part of the Trophy Collection, these featured a Black leather base with the Gold and Green foil textured leather overlays sitting atop a White midsole.
Tiempo 94 Mid Deluxe Metallic Silver
Released: July 2015
Significance: One of the currently available colorways, Nike added a silver finish and premium materials to make the shoes even better!
On July 17, 1994, two teams took to the pitch in Pasadena, California to play for football’s biggest prize. While all 22 players shared the same dream of winning, ten wore the same boot – Nike’s first for football – the Tiempo Premier.
Its black and white color palette was classically football, but the athletes who wore them were anything but. These athletes would go on to represent a new guard, imbuing football with youth, speed, excitement, brilliance and forever changing the face of the game. They showed unparalleled confidence in choosing an upstart company and over the next 20 years this rebellious attitude would shape some of the best players football has ever seen, but one fact always rings true: It all began with The Tiempo.
Again, for those that want to see more, pairs are available via Nike.com.