Historically, Tiempo boots have featured a quilted leather toe box. For Tiempo Legend 6, Nike sought to provide the touch attributes of quilting, without extensively perforating the leather. The new boot features an internal, cushioned cage that holds its shape and grooves the leather with minimal stitching.
Another iconic element of Tiempo, the tongue, has also been modernized for performance. Tiempo Legend 6 retains the silhouette’s traditional tongue aesthetic while moving to a protective, affixed one-piece solution that is integrated into the laces. The boot features an internal mid-foot cage, molded heel and microfiber sockliner to help keep the foot in place. The sockliner also has traction on its underside that aligns with silicon pods on the base of the boot, part of Tiempo Legend 6’s plate-to-sockliner, sockliner-to-sock traction system. The medial side of the boot is slightly higher than the lateral, to align with the anatomy of the ankle. This detail is noted by a small Swoosh inside the medial side.
The heel counter of the Tiempo is designed for ultimate lockdown comfort. As a nod to the boot’s heritage, “Tiempo” is written boldly across the back of the heel. The primary Swooshes on the boot nearly wraparound, but do not touch. The upper is premium leather, noted by a small emblem where the leather meets the heel counter, and features All Conditions Control (ACC).
“Tiempo Legend 6 is a modern classic,” Nike Football Designer Vianney de Montgolfier says. “The boot merges the materials and aesthetic of an icon with the innovative craftsmanship of today.”
Tiempo Legend 6 will be available via the Nike Football App on November 29 and on Nike.com December 1.