The best of the best. Elite football boots are the boots professional players wear on-pitch, made using the highest quality materials and featuring the latest technologies and innovations. The premium option for players who demand the best possible performance from their boots.
Introducing the Nike Tiempo Legend IX Made in Italy special edition, created as a work of art in celebration of Montebelluna's master craftsmen and craftswomen, their expertise and the legacy of the elite boots that have been born from the small factory team.
The Tiempo has long been Nike's longest standing boot and with this Made In Italy release continues to lead the way in premium and elite level performance. Now here is your chance to own a pair that have been created with the same attention to detail as those bespoke elite athlete editions that has made Montebelluna the benchmark for craft and construstion.
Nike Tiempo Legend IX Elite x Made in Italy FG
Inspired by Andrea Pirlo’s glorious performances in the white-and-blue Air Tiempo Legend of 2006, the Made In Italy edition of the Tiempo Legend 9 is pure class on your feet.
It’s the work of Montebelluna’s master bootmakers, carefully crafted from the most premium Alegria leather. The leather is untreated, which gives the boot its distinctive grey colour and means every pair will develop its own unique look with age.
The Swoosh itself is also leather, while touches such as craft laces, deco stitching, and Montebelluna branding add extra finesse. To complete the effect, the soleplate’s been drenched in chrome as a nod to the Air Legend’s grey and silver plate.
Performance-wise, it’s still a modern Tiempo, so you get the soft foam pods on the upper for touch, the adaptive mesh tongue for comfort, and the lightweight soleplate for fast, agile play.
Boot Class = Elite
It’s undergone many revisions and redesigns since its creation, but in terms of looks, there’s a clear throughline from today’s Tiempos to the ones worn by so many stars in the 90s. If you like that old-school style of boot but also want to benefit from the latest tech, the Tiempo is ideal.
While the first Tiempo dates back to 1983, its modern heritage began in 2005 with the Air Legend. Ronaldinho was the main man when it came to endorsement, showing that the Tiempo was equally effective in the attacking third as at the back and in midfield.
Since then, we’ve had numbered generations of the Tiempo Legend at regular intervals, with incremental changes made over the years to ensure the iconic boot keeps pace with its rivals and continues to offer that winning combination of fit, feel, and touch. There have been signature editions for R10 and other Tiempo stalwarts such as Totti and Pirlo, along with a significant spinoff in the form of the purist’s favourite, the Premier.
So, is it a defender’s boot? Or a midfield maestro’s? What about strikers? Honestly, all of the above. Whichever position you play, you want what the Tiempo offers. There’s a reason it’s been around for so long: it’s one of the best boots ever made.
Nike’s mission is “to bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete in the world”. For decades, their boots have done exactly that, being seen on the feet of amateur and professional players alike, all around the globe.
Starting with “The Nike” back in 1970, the Swoosh’s designs have always led the way when it comes to combining style and performance.
Their modern range includes the ever-popular Mercurial for speed, as worn by the legend that is Cristiano Ronaldo, along with the touch-focused Phantom. Or, if you prefer a classic boot, the more traditional Tiempo and Premier are your go-to options.
Nike offer boots for all types of surface and levels of play, including their exclusive Anti-Clog editions with soleplates designed specifically for wet, muddy pitches.
• Made in Montebelluna, Italy by master bootmakers
• Untreated premium Alegria leather upper
• Craft laces
• Deco stitching
• Montebelluna branding at heel and sockliner
• Italy flag at rearfoot and lace tips
• Foam pods for unrivalled touch
• Adaptive mesh tongue for comfort and breathability
• Lightweight soleplate combines traction, stability, and agility
• Cushioned insole with NikeGrip technology to help prevent foot slippage
• Firm Ground football boots
• Please note: The chrome coating on the bottom of this boot will wear off during play but will not affect the performance of the product
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Ground Type Guide
Selecting the correct sole plate for the surface you are playing on is crucial, not only for the performance and longevity of your football boots, but also to avoid the risk of injury.
Using an outsole that isn't designed specifically for the surface on which you are playing may cause premature wear and/or damage that will not be deemed as a fault of manufacture and will prevent the retailer accepting them for a refund or exchange.
Boots with Firm Ground soleplates are only to be used on natural, short-grass surfaces that are firm underfoot but may be slightly wet. Designed specifically for this playing surface, they offer acceleration, comfort, and enhanced traction, dispersing stud pressure evenly across the foot. FG soleplates are fixed (not removable) and are used worldwide; wetter countries tend to use them spring to autumn. FG boots are not to be used on artificial ground (AG) surfaces as the construction is not designed for the extra friction. Using FG boots on AG surfaces will invalidate the manufacturer’s warranty.
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