Nike have reveal the latest colour update for their popular Tiempo range and the
third for their Tiempo Elite range. Check out the SoccerBible's full imagery and tech info on the Pearl/Black/Team Orange colourway...
Nike's Elite series were some of the most highly anticipated football boots of 2010, and they show no signs of letting up with new releases right across the Nike range. Including this Pearl/Black/Team Orange 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!
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. It's come in for some criticism from Kangaroo leather fans, but as our images above show, the material does deliver that soft grainy comfort and ball feel.
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 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, and for the rest of us the boots can be pre-ordered from 20th September 2010 in the US and 24th September 2010 in Europe.
Expect to see these on the shelves around the first week of October, where they will set you back around $275 USD / £215 GBP.