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Tiempo 9 Focus

Dean Ariola

With the Tiempo Legend 9 now fully introduced, Nike drops the first-ever SE of the said silo with the SE Tiempo 2021. The Legend 9 is the lightest Tiempo to date and doubles down on its ‘Touch’ identity by backing its premium K-leather upper with soft foam pods, taking inspiration from the CTR Maestri 360’s Kangalite-Memory foam combination. The low profile and the foam-back raised textures mean that the reinvented Tiempo can now stake a claim as an attacker’s boot.

The Tiempo SE is predominantly white with a dazzling silverish print all over the upper. The abovementioned colours draw some parallels to the ‘Nouveau White’ Legend 8 launch colourway.

The boot’s reflective attributes, however, is the star of the show. Visible under the dark, they are reminiscent of the 2013 Reflective Pack that includes the CTR Maestri.

A solid fill of grey features on the rear and the reengineered soleplate. The updated Hyperstability tooling replaces the chevrons on the midfoot and rear with blades, with the base plate now equipped with a more free-flowing structure.


Dean Ariola

Dean has worked Chief writer at the Black & Orange team since 2020, he has an indepth knowledge of all the soccer shoes from the big brands, you have him to thank for all the updates to our Boot Secrets guide and he is first on the scene with all the new releases for you!