While we have seen the bright and ‘in your face’ colour ways of the Nike T90 Laser IV and Mercurial Vapor VIII to see us through fall and winter, the Tiempo consistently knocks out classy colour ways that look absolutely fantastic on the pitch and are not as experimental as the colour ways on Nike’s other football boots. While the new Soar/White colour way is the first Tiempo Legend IV that is not predominantly white or black, there is no denying how gorgeous these boots look!
Nike’s three other silos may have their questionable colour ways, but the Tiempo range has this charm about it as it produces classic tried and tested colour schemes that Nike know look good. The Tiempo is the all-round boot for every player on the pitch, whether you are the dominant defender like Gerard Pique, the silky midfielder like Andrea Pirlo or the ultimate fox in the box a la Javier Hernandez, the Nike Tiempo Legend IV is for the player who wants the ultimate touch and feel for the ball.
The Tiempo Legend IV features an upper combined of super soft k-leather and Nike’s revolutionary Kanga-Lite material. The front of the boot is leather for a superb touch while the Kanga-Lite is used in the lateral mid-foot and heel area to offer additional support whilst improving the boots water retention. The quilted stitching is one of the key elements of the Nike Tiempo Legend IV and prevents the boot from over-stretching while providing superb comfort and a clean surface for a great natural feel.
The Tiempo Legend IV doesn’t feature the iconic fold over tongue like the previous incarnations but instead has a new memory foam based tongue has been included that shapes to the natural contours of the foot, creating a smoother foot shape for accurate kicking contact. This is also the first Tiempo Legend IV to feature All Conditions Control (ACC), which is an upper material and surface texture (more or less a layer of texture) that provides the wearer the same level of control in wet or dry conditions.
The Nike Tiempo Legend IV’s outsole is made from a one piece TPU plate. Side bars in the mid-foot area are designed to provide torsion strength while the four rear studs are angled inwards to reduce the heel pressure, while very small studs in the toe and heel area provide extra traction.
We have already seen a handful of European footballers bring out the new Soar/White Tiempo Legend IV colour way, what do you think of Nike’s new release? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.