#360reviews: Nike Tiempo Legend 6 – A classic formula re-imagined for 2015

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Andrea Pirlo with the new Nike Tiempo Legend 6.

Designed to improve movement at high speed and deftness of touch, the new Nike Tiempo Legend 6 is the latest success story to roll off the Nike production line.

Developed at the Nike head office in Portland, no stone has been left unturned in the creation of the latest Tiempo, a model that for more than 20 years has been favoured by elite players and amateurs alike the world over.

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The Tiempo Legend 6 builds upon that legacy with innovative craftsmanship.

“Tiempo players start the attack,” said Nike Football Designer Vianney de Montgolfier. “We prioritise the touch and precision they depend on. With the Tiempo Legend 6, we challenged ourselves to work with legendary materials in a new way.”

Players are always searching for maximum comfort and the new internal cushioned cage offers just that, holding its shape and grooving the leather with minimal stitching.Another iconic element of Tiempo – the tongue – has been constructed to offer less distraction on the field.

The boot retains the silhouette’s traditional tongue aesthetic, while moving to a protective, affixed one-piece solution that is integrated into the laces. 

The new version also includes a mixture of conical and bladed studs to enhance underfoot ball control, helping your foot move with more stability and comfort.

Further benefits to the boot include increased stability and support for the foot and padding around the Achilles to improve protection of the heel. 

As a nod to the boot’s heritage, Tiempo is written boldly across the back of the heel, while the upper is premium leather – noted by a small symbol where the leather meets the heel counter – and features ‘All Conditions Control’.

One of the stars to depend on Nike’s pursuit of innovation is Bayern Munich and Germany international defender Jerome Boateng, who played a central role in the creation of the Tiempo Legend 6. 

“The changes to the laces and the back-heel are my favourite features,” said Boateng.

“It makes the boot more comfortable when moving around the pitch.”

The Nike Tiempo Legend 6 looks better and it feels better than its predecessors, though it retains a familiarity; the traditional quilted stitching on the forefoot is instantly recognisable, while the comfort and the touch offered is supreme.

The Tiempo is a classic and Nike has done it again.

We rate it: 9 out of 10: Visually stunning, light on the touch and comfortable.
Where to Buy: Available at all Nike stores from December 3 in UAE and KSA.
Price: Dh999.

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The new adidas Beau Jeu football, translated into English as “the beautiful game”, is closely linked to Euro 2016 hosts, France.

The layering of colour incorporates the blue, white and red of the French Tricolour, and integrates silver highlights in reference to the much sought after Euro prize.

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The letters E – U – R – O and the figures 2 – 0 – 1 – 6 are also clearly visible through the blocking design of the ball.

In development for over 18 months, adidas has taken the best elements of the much-loved Brazuca World Cup match ball, and added a French touch of class.

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Puma and the Swiss Football Association (SFA) have launched the stunning new Swiss home kit that the team will wear for Euro 2016 in France.

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The new red home shirt features a classic crew neck collar and white Puma form stripe inserts on the shoulders, with the SFA logo on the right of the chest and traditional Swiss cross over the heart, where it belongs.

Finishing details of this striking new shirt include horizontal embossed hoops on the front, back and sleeves, which add to the overall sleek look.

Price: Shirt available now, Dh350
Where to Buy: Stocked in all Puma stores across the UAE

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