Following a series of brash and highly technical releases, Nike’s soccer division returns to its roots in the release of the Tiempo Legend IV Elite. A boot that incorporates 17 years worth of planning, development and DNA, the new model is an amalgamation of Nike’s cutting edge tech with subtle and iconic aesthetics. As an Elite series product, various weight-saving elements are introduced including a carbon fiber outsole and the incorporation of Flywire onto the predominately leather upper. To give you an idea of the dedication required for each boot: “It takes 128 steps to create the new Tiempo Legend IV Elite and a total of 80 different components. 56.50 meters of Flywire technology and 4,751 stitches go into each boot.” For those wishing to know more about the background and production process of the Tiempo franchise as well as this latest release, a PDF version of a special book can be seen here.