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Nike Drop The Tiempo Legend 9 'Focus'

Landing as the first special edition drop of the new generation, Nike unveil the Tiempo Legend 9 ‘Focus’, which sees a white and grey colourway edged in reflective detailing that makes it impossible to see when shooting with a flash.

Nike revealed the Tiempo Legend 9 at the beginning of the month, but in what was a bit of a tease, it wasn’t available to buy. Well now they make up for that by dropping not one, but two colourways of the next-gen boot, with the special edition ‘Focus’ landing alongside the ‘Black Pack’ edition, ensuring that there are options for all.

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The Tiempo Legend 9 arrives as one of the lightest Tiempo to date thanks to a redesigned soleplate and refined upper, taking the weight from the Tiempo 8’s 228g (Size 9) down to 207g. That upper retains the essential DNA of the Tiempo line, being constructed from premium K-leather, but it abandons the diamond shape design in the vamp of its predecessor, instead featuring raised textures backed by soft foam pods in key areas where foot connects with ball, allowing for for precise dribbling, passing, and shooting.

The special edition ‘Focus’ colourway is inspired by the anti-paparazzi clothing that celebrities sometimes wear that reflects the flash so their facial details are hidden. With the Tiempo 9 being thrust into the limelight, it too adopts this reflective detailing, while it also includes several nods to Tiempo history. Expect to see this one – or not if the photographer opts for his flash – on preseason training grounds going forward.

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Daniel Jones

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