Lovell Rugby Product Review: Nike Tiempo Legend Rugby / Football Boots
The Nike Tiempo Legend III boot is Nike’s latest version of the classic Tiempo boot. This boot has become Nike’s classic iconic rugby boot that subsequent models have been based upon. Unlike Adidas, who have kept their classic boots (the soft ground World Cup and the firm ground copa mondial) the same for many years, Nike have made slight revisions to their Iconic boot every couple of seasons.
The legend 3 incorporates all over Kangaroo leather making the boots comfortable and highly durable whilst keeping the weight of them down. This ensures the boot gives instant comfort to the wearer making them a highly popular choice.
The firm ground version uses a 13 piece moulded sole unit comprimising of rounded conical moulded studs and moulded blades at the rear of the boot for optimal traction. These also help pressure dispersion within the boots.
The Soft Ground uses a classic 6 stud sole. This gives the perfect mix of good traction while reducing the weight of the boot. Nike have been using this sole set up in the soft ground option since its inseption, making it ideal for good to soft ground conditions.
The boot is worn from your local third team player right through to your top class international, including England and Saracen’s captain Steve Borthwick, Harlequins and England Flyer David Strettle, World Cup Winning Springbok and Bath Fly Half Butch James and ACT Brumbies and Australian Full Back Adam Ashley Cooper.