Product Review – Nike Tiempo Legend 7 Elite FG
Cheapest Price: $184.99
Cheapest Place to buy: Amazon.com.au
Colours: Black, Armoury Blue and White with Crimson
Rating: 9 out of 10
The Nike Tiempo Legend 7 Elite FG is a modern style of boot with soft Kangaroos leather and ridges decking out the exterior.
Nike’s Flywire technology is also evident in the boot. The Flywire wraps around the boot to the laces ensuring your foot and boot are integrated.
Stability Pods – like most good football boots, the boot has stability pods above the heel. This provides better stability and protection to the ankle. You can feel the soft leather transitioning into an insulated rigidity.
The studs are well cushioned with a moulded sock liner and provide excellent traction on most surfaces.
The problem I have with most boots is the base coming away from the toe. It usually starts small, with grass and dirt filling the gap. After a while the base flaps like an open mouth and it is bin time.
I wore Asics boots for 6 years, replacing them almost every year. With my last pair of Nike football boots, the base still opened up at the toe, though it took two years, not one as was the case with my Asics boots.
I purchased the Nike Tiempo Legend 7 Elite FG boots at the beginning of 2019, replacing my previous Nike boots that I had been wearing for two years. Generally, each year I play:
- 26 Winter soccer games
- 12 summer soccer games
- 34 Training sessions
As a result, my boots endure a good work out and to date, I cannot fault them.
Pros and Cons
- The soft leather permits greater flexibility and less rubbing meaning better comfort. It also allows the leather to stretch without ripping, allowing the boot to mould to the shape of your foot
- Nike’s Flywire Technology integrates the boot with the foot and creates a locking effect. This helps avoid movement within the boot ensuring the boot and your foot are one and the same whilst accelerating and changing direction. It also ensures the weight of the boot is minimised.
- They are true to size meaning they will fit your regular size and will stretch. If it feels a little tight, don’t be alarmed, this boot will mould.
- The boot, like most of the Nike boots I have owned, delivers better longevity & therefore better value than other brands I have used.
- With some of the technological advancements sometimes quoted by Nike, it is not easy to distinguish between real advancements and marketing spin. Has the boot truly evolved from its predecessor the Legend 6? Sure there are some changes but this doesn’t always mean improvements. In any case, the price is reasonable for a boot of this calibre and longevity.
The Nike Tiempo Legend 7 Elite FG comes in 3 styles
- White with Hyper Crimson
- Armoury Blue with Hyper Crimson and Metallic Silver
- Black Metallic
Value for Money
As with many boots, you seem to pay more for flashier colours. The Black Metallic offers the best value though if you like the flashier colours, look out for them on sale.
Is the Nike Tiempo Legend 7 Elite FG Worthy?
For my part, the Tiempo 7 Elite ticks all the boxes. The soft leather stretches and doesn’t rub. The stretching permits easy moulding to your foot and makes it easier to get on and off. The Flywire engagement up to the laces ensures the boot remains tight around the top of your foot with little or no movement within the boot when accelerating and changing direction. The studs allow excellent traction for the purpose they were manufactured, gripping short or slightly wet grass. Finally, the problems I have had with previous boots are not evident with this boot. The toe remains tightly compacted with the base and there seems to be no inclination there will be a parting of ways any time soon. For the amount of wear I get from there and at the price I paid for them, I would recommend them.by