After the success of the Nike Elite series for the World Cup, Nike
reveal a new colour update for their popular Tiempo range and the first
of many independant Nike Tiempo Elite football boots.
The Elite series were some of the most highly anticipated football boots of 2010, and show no signs of letting up with the release of this Whtie/Seaweed/Sport Red colourway - featuring the unique Elite weight-loss treatment...
We've already seen from the Nike Elite Tiempo Legend football boots that lightweight construction, intricate engineering and carbon-enforced strength take this boot to a new level. As the pinnacle of Nike's Tiempo range, the expected ball touch and feel is enhanced with lightweight speed performance!
Gone is the lairy colourway of the launch Elite series, replaced by a much more acceptable Whtie, Grey and Red combination which more suits the classic lines of the Tiempo series. The blacked out carbon-fiber chassis features retro Nike insignia and stylishly compliments the clean white upper.
To combine with the speed and lightweight sole-plate, Nike have re-engineered the upper of the Nike Elite Tiempo Legend football boots. The Nike Tiempo is synonymous with ball touch and feel, but to maintain 'Elite' performance Nike have utilised their Kanga-Lite material , a water-resistant synthetic that mimics the supreme ball feel and touch of kangaroo leather whilst maintaining its performance in all conditions.
To develop the Nike Elite Legend football boots , Nike conducted extensive research and player testing. Their findings showed the average energy expenditure of an elite player is over 1,000 Kilo Calories per game for a 75kg player. Reducing the weight carried by players helps reduce the energy needed over the course of 90 minutes. By delivering a super-strong and lightweight carbon fibre plate, the Elite Nike Tiempo Legends are 16% lighter to give players an edge in the final stages of a game.
The supercharged Nike Elite football boots are providing new levels of performance, and the Nike Elite Tiempo Legend football boots are a testament to this. We're expecting to see the likes of Gerard Pique, Andrea Pirlo and Joe Cole sporting the Nike Elite Tiempo Legend football boots though pre-season and the start of the domestic campaigns.
With a much more subtle and restrained colourway, these new Tiempo Elite football boots should give the Elite series a wider appeal. But if you're going to have to start saving now, as these Elite editions of the Tiempo Legend football boots will retail for £215 GBP a pair when they hit selected retailers and Nike stores.