Nike unveiled their latest football boots on Wednesday, the Tiempo Legend 7.
Underneath its soft leather exterior, the new Tiempo Legend 7 provides enhanced fit and comfort in a boot that is 22% lighter than its predecessor.
“It all starts with premium leather,” says Nike Football Designer Vianney de Montgolfier. “But with Tiempo Legend 7, we’ve integrated Nike Flyknit for a more dynamic fit and improved lockdown.”
The Flyknit through the midfoot encases Flywire cables that can be adjusted to preference. Flexible, lofted Flyknit throughout the tongue area helps provide cushioned coverage atop the foot. Flyknit also helps the boot retain its shape.
To help prevent overstretching of the leather toebox, Nike developed Fit-Mesh, which makes its debut inside the Tiempo Legend 7.
“Fit-Mesh is woven to act like a Chinese finger trap. The more pressure you apply, the tighter it holds” continues de Montgolfier. “It is a floating lining attached to the raised biteline of the boot, not the leather. It helps contain your foot so the leather doesn’t have to.”
With Fit-Mesh providing stability, Nike leveraged a soft, seamless leather throughout the forefoot. The leather is fused with a thin foam that provides the touch and control benefits of quilting sans perforation.
“There is not a single stitch in the strike zone of this boot,” says de Montgolfier. “The Tiempo provides pure leather to ball contact.”
The plush feel of the Tiempo Legend 7 extends all the way to the heel, where cushioned, articulated pods hug the foot in place.
Tiempo Legend 7 also marks the debut of the Nike Hyperstability plate, which is designed for multi-directional movements and helped shave 60 grams off the boot. The plate features a mixture of jagged conical studs, chevrons, and blades. As with all Nike Football boots, the precise traction pattern was refined through Finite Element Analysis (FEA).
The Tiempo Legend 7 will appear on professional athletes during the Confederations Cup.
Where to buy: On Nike.com from July 13.