Nike has a way of making even the most complex technology appear simple. The latest iteration of the Tiempo Legend is packed with design that appears flawless. Featuring newly developed Fit-Mesh to aid in preventing overstretching the leather toebox, the new Tiempo 7 boasts and enhanced fit and comfort while weighing in 22% lighter than the previous iteration.
“It all starts with premium leather, but with Tiempo Legend 7, we’ve integrated Nike Flyknit for a more dynamic fit and improved lockdown,” says Nike Football Designer Vianney de Montgolfier.
Flexible, lofted Flyknit throughout the tongue area helps provide cushioned coverage atop the foot, while the Flyknit through the midfoot encases Flywire cables that can be adjusted to preference. Flyknit also helps the boot retain its shape.
“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. The Tiempo provides pure leather to ball contact.”
– Vianney de Montgolfier
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).
Completing the new look for Tiempo is a modernized logo on the heel counter. “Tiempo has inspired tremendous loyalty from legions of players,” concludes de Montgolfier. “Improving upon a beloved boot was an exciting challenge. The new innovations enhance and compliment the features players already love while significantly reducing the weight of the boot.”
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