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Nike Launch The 'Future DNA' Tiempo Legend

Nike complete the 'Future DNA' collection in stunning style as they roll out their most legendary of Tiempo designs. The current Tiempo Legend VIII is dressed as the Tiempo Legend IV Elite from 2011 to wrap up the throwback-infused limited edition series.

The famous black and orange colours are re-united to pay tribute to a boot that arrived in 2011 as Nike's lightest and most significant Tiempo series to date. Why the significance? Well, this was the boot that kicked off Nike's 'Elite' series; a design that saw the standard Tiempo upgraded with a premium leather upper, Flywire technology and a carbon fiber soleplate. It marked the first boot in a series that would run throughout EURO 2012 and the 2014 World Cup.


As with the rest of the 'Future DNA' collection, the Tiempo Legend edition uses Nike's current Tiempo silo but is dressed to look like the retro boot it pays tribute to. Aesthetically, the Tiempo hasn't changed all the much over the years so this particular release was simple to disguise. Nike have mirrored the orange graphics on the rear of the boots while splashing orange across the tongue, laces and stud tips for an instantly recognisable look.


Dropping in limited edition numbers, the Tiempo Legend will sit alongside the PhantomVSN Hypervenom, Mercurial Vapor and PhantomVNM T90 to complete the full Nike 'Future DNA' pack in what has to go down as one of Nike's most popular disruptive collections of all time. Picking a favourite? Still the PhantomVNM T90 for us.

Below: Andrea Pirlo and Gerard Pique wearing the original Nike Tiempo Legend IV Elite during the 2011/12 season.


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