Nike Tiempo Legend 9 Elite MI FG released: are these the boots of 2022?

The Nike Tiempo Legend 9 Elite MI FG boots
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The Nike Tiempo Legend 9 Elite MI FG football boots have dropped – and they just might be the best football boots we've seen all year. 

Inspired by Italy, this new Tiempo takes the legend of Andrea Pirlo's 2006 World Cup-winning boots and creates something minimal and classic, of course, with touches of the nation's famous Azzurri blue. There's a silver soleplate on this one, while tiny flourishes of the Italian flag make this one a collector's edition. 

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Mark White
Content Editor

Mark White has been at on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, first as a staff writer before becoming content editor in 2023. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also represented FFT at both FA Cup and League Cup finals (though didn't receive a winners' medal on either occasion) and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He has written cover features for the mag on Mikel Arteta and Martin Odegaard, and is assisted by his cat, Rosie, who has interned for the brand since lockdown.