When it comes to premium soccer shoes, few boots can stand alongside the Nike Tiempo Legend IV Elite. As we approach the final stretch of the European season, Nike have given their iconic football boot a fresh colour update that boasts the same levels of class and style we've come to associate with the Legend IV.
Anticipation has been high around the SB offices ahead of this Tiempo release! There's something extra special about any Tiempo update, and it's great to see the range looking stronger than ever. When it comes to old-fashioned performance mixed with modern innovation, there's nothing quite like the Tiempo IV Elite.
The new Nike Tiempo IV Elite football boots sport a super-clean White/Green upper, making this the first Tiempo boot to feature such a colour combination. Set to be worn by Nike's prestigious Tiempo line up including the likes of Gerard Pique, Andrea Pirlo and Carlos Puyol, the new colourway will begin to hit pitches from Saturday 24th March.
A modern boot for elite players, the new Nike Tiempo Legend IV Elite is a major leap forward in Tiempo design. A boot built around tradition, Nike have significantly updated the Tiempo - now weighing just 265g - to suit the modern game. The Nike Tiempo Legend IV is Nike's new interpretation of what a leather boot should be!
Nike Flywire technology is the stand-out feature of the Tiempo IV Elite, adding both strength and suppleness. Flywire threads have been bonded to the leather without sacrificing any softness (and therefore touch). Flywire technology also reduces the layers of construction on the upper, keeping that famous Tiempo softness. Incredibly, a total of 56.50 meters of Flywire is used to create the Nike Tiempo IV Elite!
The Nike Legend IV Elite is made of Premium Kangaroo leather, only available in the Tiempo IV Elite. The upper is made from the softest and strongest high performance k-leather available. The same premium leather was first used by Nike in the 10R collection. Now, for the Tiempo Legend IV Elite, further advancements have been made making the leather stronger and softer
Vamp stitching on the upper is one of the key factors in providing the soft touch and feel the Nike Legend is famous for. The new diagonal stitching in the Tiempo Legend IV prevents the boot from over stretching while the clean minimal-stitched area at the front of the boot creates a clean surface for great touch.
The carbon-fibre plate, first introduced in 2010, remains in the Nike Tiempo IV Elite. Usually a boot will have another layer of infrastructure made of TPU, but the carbon-fibre has enough structure alone, taking the player lower to the ground and therefore giving the boot greater response.
The new White/Green/Silver Nike Tiempo Legend IV football boots are available to pre-oder now for those who can't wait any longer to get their hands on a pair! If you want to bag a pair of Nike's latest Tiempo colourway, the boots will set you back the ''standard'' £275 GBP / $350 USD / €330 EURO.
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