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Boot Spy > Another Player Switches into Tiempo

It seems the rumours we've been hearing about Nike allocating silo's to different playing positions are becoming true, after another player was spotted changing his footwear. This time it's England defender Micah Richards, spotted in training wearing the very classy looking White/Gold Nike Tiempo Legend Elite football boots.

Richards has previously been wearing the Nike CTR360 Maestri football boots, and a move into the Tiempo Elite's would add further weight to the argument that Nike players are moving into boot silo's more befitting of their playing position. 

Richards has yet to competitively wear the Nike Tiempo Elite's, but if he does he'll join players like Patrice Evra who've also made the move into the boot launched by Barcelona defender Gerard Pique. Other players to switch boots include strikers Alexandre Pato, Marouane Chamakh and Gonzalo Higuain, all of whom have moved into the Nike T90 Laser IV, definitely a strikers boot and launched by Fernando Torres and Wayne Rooney.

Whether or not this is a conscious decision by Nike, what are your feelings to the idea of Tiempo as a defenders boot, Maestri for midfielders, Mercurials for wingers and Total 90 for strikers up front? Share your opinions with the SoccerBible community
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Only published comments... Oct 04 2011, 04:02 PM by Ball Boy



finn said:

They look nice

October 4, 2011 4:34 PM

Gboy said:

   best tiempos ever

October 4, 2011 4:38 PM

howieg2 said:

The good and yellow is growing on me I guess

October 4, 2011 4:52 PM

Adam2611 said:

on FIFA 12 Chicharito and Welbeck swap from Tiempos to the T90s, i think we could see alot of this coming up

October 4, 2011 4:55 PM

milani_4ever said:

Mercurials = Wingers!?

October 4, 2011 5:01 PM

iAmDavidVilla said:

good classic boots

October 4, 2011 5:26 PM

TREEZY said:

that limits mercurials and t90s to just one or two positions

October 4, 2011 5:39 PM

Rsherpa said:

Tiempos are good for mids too. Maestris are a bit heavy for players that run up and down the field all the time.

October 4, 2011 5:46 PM

imcr7 said:

i LOVE this colourway so classy

October 4, 2011 5:54 PM

nkktess said:

wat about Sneijder? don't tell me he's changing too?!? to me, Sneijder is a T90 icon!!!

October 4, 2011 8:03 PM

g_peter said:

beautiful cleats

October 4, 2011 8:09 PM

pcm19 said:

i love these boots

October 4, 2011 9:52 PM

gooner4life said:

Oh my gosh! Rooney's legs make paper look tan!

October 4, 2011 10:37 PM

barc4b0y said:

naah dont the greatest colorway to me.

October 5, 2011 12:15 AM

The Israelite said:

UNBELIEVABLY SEXY... dont know so much about the performance and quality of tiempos but these are one of the best cleats Nike have made (best colorway i mean)... white+gold+electricity combo= an absolutely stunning cleat

October 5, 2011 2:21 AM

daniel2754 said:

ctr's over tiempos anyday

October 5, 2011 4:36 AM

simplyfootball said:

Good, good

October 5, 2011 7:33 AM

mikexavi said:

@Gboy. are you actually serious

October 5, 2011 7:57 AM

CR7 ARG said:

 are really good

October 5, 2011 10:46 AM

diegobarca10 said:

    if the nike players get the boot suited to their position

    then what are goal keepers going to wear?

October 5, 2011 6:52 PM

LADA said:

i would switch too::: these are m a j e s t  i c !!!!

October 5, 2011 10:45 PM

Pete1888 said:


October 6, 2011 12:44 AM

Zbrock said:

They are nike best boot . Can see why.

October 6, 2011 2:27 PM

bunderking7 said:

they look a LOT better on the pitch

October 6, 2011 4:08 PM

dalong1 said:

richards hasnt swapped, only wore them in training, back in his 360s against villa. some players train in diffrent boots, e.g. macheda at man utd wears superflys in games but trains in legends

October 16, 2011 7:52 PM

kerian dover ha said:

they are the best boots in the world

October 26, 2011 1:27 AM
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