Introducing the Nike Tiempo II.
The Nike Tiempo II, also known as the Nike Tiempo Air Legend 2 football boots, will be pounding pitches very soon.
Worn by Carlos Tevez, Cesc Fabregas and Joe Cole, this football boot has a lot to live up to, as its predecessor the Nike Air Legend has been a traditional favourite of many a player.
Nike Tiempo II Background
During the 1994 World Cup final in the USA there were 10 players on the pitch, including Brazil’s Romario and Italy’s Paolo Maldini, wearing Nike Tiempo football boots.
Designed for the playmaker that relies on touch to control the game, and inspired by the original Tiempo’s classic looks, Nike has reintroduced the Tiempo using modern materials and techniques, while maintaining its clean traditional look.
Nike Air Legend II Research
Nike’s research showed that on average, a player runs almost 12 kilometers in a game. The design and development objective with this football boot was to reduce weight while maintaining strength and protection so the player can run for longer.
This was achieved by reducing the overall weight of the football boot by 15g to 315g by re-engineering the upper and heel counter. This reduces the tongue size, whilst still ensuring it provides great fit and feel for superior performance.
Players: Cesc Fabregas, Carlos Tevez, Joe Cole
Availability: December 2007
Colours: black/white and white/black & White/gold
Sizes: 5 – 12
i prefer to nike tiempo I
For over a year, I’ve been using a pair of Nike Air Legend II’s for indoor games. They’ve been absolutely wonderful! They’ve been comfortable, stable and durable. I’ve never had a blister or even a hotspot. I’ve never rolled an ankle.
I do have two criticisms: their heals are not well-cushioned and there’s little arch support. If you suffer from shin-splints, you’ll want to invest in some gell arch supports. (If you still can find these shoes.)