The ‘Old Man’ of the Nike line-up gets a fresh new look as the American sportswear giant launched the Nike Tiempo Legend IV – Black / White / Challenge Red.
Now that the CTR360 has finally had an update, that leaves the Tiempo IV as the ‘oldest’ boot in the Nike stable – somewhat befitting given that it’s also the oldest silo in Nike football history, having been in action since the World Cup in 1994.
But that’s not to say it’s dated! As Nike reveal the Nike Tiempo Legend IV – Black / White / Challenge Red, we can’t help but think the Tiempos are looking better than ever!
Despite not being drastically different to the Black/Max Orange launch colourway, the Nike Tiempo Legend IV – Black / White / Challenge Red definitely brings a whole new look to the range.
We’ve already seen it in action on the feet of several Manchester United stars, and it looks a great match for the kit – as we imagine it will be for other players at AC Milan, Liverpool and more.
Despite it’s lack of flash, the Nike Tiempo Legend IV has accumulated a vast amount of admirers, with the recent European Championships being flooded with top class talent (Pique, Puyol and Pirlo to name but a few) wearing this heritage-inspired cleats.
When it comes to technology, there’s not a lot to boast. The forefoot is super-soft K-leather with strategically-placed stitching to prevent over-stretching, whilst the midfoot and heel are Nike’s KangaLite synthetic, which provides a more sturdy, waterproof base for this high-strain section of the boot.
Also available for the first time in an SG-Pro soleplate, the Nike Tiempo Legend IV – Black / White / Challenge Red is available from August 2nd with an RRP of £134.99 / $164.99 US.
Is this going to be available in elite???
pardon my ignorance, but what would be the difference in it being elite?
Elites come with a full carbon fibre sole plate. The upper is also full Kangaroo leather (no synthetics). Also flywire has been woven into the mid-foot of the kangaroo leather to combat over stretching. The Elites are also a touch lighter but not that much that you would notice. If you can afford it the Elites are worth it (I have both versions) especially for taller players who are usually slightly heaver and benefit from a stiffer sole plate. But if you cant afford the extra $ the regular Tiempo’s are also great.
it looks amazing, and it seems not as expensive as before, i wonder why…