Jérôme Boateng, The UEFA Champions League & The New Nike Tiempo 6. The Nike Tiempo Legend 6 Boots have been officially launched by World Cup and Champions League winner Jérôme Boateng. The world class defender discussed Bayern’s chances of success in Europe in 2015/2016, their main rivals and the Nike Tiempo 6 themselves.
For over 20 years, Tiempo has been synonymous with premium leather football boots. The new Tiempo Legend 6 builds upon that legacy with innovative craftsmanship for dominant touch.
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.