Every year, Nike develops and creates new cleats for soccer fanatics to buy. The styles change, and the prices vary. However, there is one cleat that has stayed around all these years with only slight change and improvement- Nike’s Tiempos. These cleats have both style and class, which is why it is such a good seller. When thinking of this cleat, I see it as Adidas‘ equivalent of the Predator. This cleat has popped onto my shoe shelves once, and I remember it as a pretty good year of soccer (at least cleat wise). Below is my overall opinions and ideas on Nike‘s Air Legend Soccer Cleats.
The following, is the good I see in the Tiempos-
- Comfort- This shoe did not give me blisters at anytime while wearing them on the field, or when opening them fresh from the box. They also are made of kangaroo leather, which in most cases suggests a nice mold to the foot, and supreme comfort.
- Look- While the cleat is not the Ronaldo-type shoe, that screams, “Look at me!” it has a soft stylish look to it, that symbolizes both class, and a modern twist. Its look really attracted me when looking to buy it, and had a large influence on my soccer cleat purchase.
- Ambassadors- Whenever I go to purchase soccer cleats, I will usually research the players that wear the shoe, and those who used to wear the cleat. When I was researching this particular pair of cleats, big names popped out at me, such as, Joe Cole, Andrea Pirlo, Carlos Tevez, and Cesc Fabregas. When seeing that these big stars wore the Tiempos, I figured I couldn’t go wrong with them either.
- Price- In a day of age where the top soccer cleats are approximately for sale at $180.00, the Nike Tiempos are comparatively cheap, selling for about $140.00. When adding up all the good things about these cleats, and putting that price tag onto those things, $140.00 is a save! A good quality shoe, for a low price.
The good was first, now now there’s only one bad thing-
- The main thing I do not like about the Nike Tiempos, are the laces on the front. All the new cleats have lace covers, or are even laceless! But the Tiempos have just normal, uncovered laces, and when taking quite a few shots, those laces can really effect some of them. For example, I was on the 18, and I decided to try and drill it from there. I put everything I had behind it, and boy did I hit it sweet. However, it hit the little ball of my shoelace that I had tied up, and it moved it ever so slightly which moved the ball off target. It might have been misfortune, or it might have been the cleats. I’ll never know, but I do know that I would suggest the cleats for defenders, but for midfielders and strikers to buy covered lace cleats.