Nike Tiempo 7 Project

So I just finished yet another project that included football boots. This time the project took me around 12 hours of work and some additional time for the paintjob.

The idea behind this project is influenced by the recent collaboration between Nike and fashion designer “Off-White” c/o Virgil Abloh. So Nike launched ten footwear classics reconstructed in collaboration with Off-White in late October 2017.

Once I had seen this design I really wanted to create a my version of Off-White in a football boot. I also got a cool concept design made on a computer by my friend Gunt Tansuwannarat. And so I did! Follow my steps through the project.

  1. I bought a pair of Nike Tiempo 7 “Academy Pack”, as they were already coloured black.

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2.  I had to get the leather for the Nike logo, it had to be high quality and very thin because if it´s too thick then you will have problem when sewing it. Also make sure you use a needle constructed for leather.

3. Next thing was to print a paper copy of the Nike logo. Then I used it as a model before cutting the actual leather. Before I even started to attach the new leather logo on the boot I marked the position of the logo with a chalk on side of the boot. This helps me to keep the position of the logo while attaching it.

4. Following step is to glue the logo on place. I used a super glue that is suitable for leather. I glued short steps at time so I got it to fit perfectly and go along the the curvy side of the boot.

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5. The next step is the hardest part of it all, the sewing of the logo. As normally when these types of boots are factory made they are sewed by machine and that´s only possible before the plastic soleplate is attached. So without lying this step took me like 8 hours of work, this because I were not familiar with this type of sewing and because I had to use pliers to reach when pushing the needle out from the inside of the boot. I have to admit I were really close to give up few times, until I got the right technique.

6. Next thing was to attach the small orange leather tag to the boot, also by sewing.

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7. Before bringing them for the paint job I wanted to add a chrome tongue on them. As the boot looked as good with and without tongue I decided to use velcro tape. This allowed me to remove and attach the tongue if I so want. I sew one side of the velcro underneath the original short tongue on the boot and the other I sew into the new chrome tongue.

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8. The boots are ready for paint job at my local artist Maalinetti.com
Here is some pics of the boots before paint job with and without tongue.

9. The boots arrive and the project is finished! I am very happy how they turned up, and I feel like it paid off. Thank you for the positive feedback I got on InstaGram (@toffem). Here is some pics of the final boot:

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More detailed pics in a slideshow:

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Kind regards Toffem.

Milestones – Nike Tiempo Premier Sg 1994

Nike showed that they are also able to make football boots! The year was 1994, world cup in USA. It was the year Nike announced themselves to the world of football boots. In the world cup Nike managed to supply 10 of the players to wear Nike Tiempo in the World Cup Final between Italy-Brazil. Also 2 of the biggest stars to wear the boots, Romario and Maldini!


(Picture from my friend on InstaGram @botasclasicas, edited by The Boot Vault)

Nike wanted to keep the comfort and keep the boot strong. Nike Tiempo 1994 was a classy black leather boot with a white Nike swoosh. Already then Nike wanted to keep the boot quite simple and light compared to the other brands.

Check out for more Milestones coming!

Thank you for reading!

Nike Tiempo VII “Platinum Black”

Nike officially introduced on 26th of June the all new Nike Tiempo VII (7)! They will be sale today 10th of July. Lucky enough I was given this Limited Edition Nike Tiempo VII “Platinum Black” before the official launch, there is only 100 pairs made worldwide and only given to football boot influencers around the world! A big bonus is the fact that they are individually numbere, my pair is numbered 30/100. 

This time Nike really has added some cool new features to the Tiempo VII: 

  • Heel area and the tongue is made of Flyknit, reduces the weight by 22%.
  • Middlefoot is constructed of flywire cables for better strech and stability.
  • On top of the flywire cage Nike added a soft K-leather upper to give a better touch to the ball.
  • NikeGrip is also added to the new Tiempo to prevent the foot from sliding inside of the boot.


Nike has also made a whole new soleplate, Hyperstability, and it’s lighter than the previous soleplate. Such a comfortable boot and when you add the good look on this boot then for me this is the best Tiempo ever!


Thank you for reading!

SALE!

Following boots are for sale:

  • Adidas Predator Precision Sg custom painted 9uk 9.5us 43 1/3eu, 9/10.  Price: 120£+shipping
  • Adidas F50+ Sg 10uk 10.5us 44 2/3eu, 9/10                                                     Price: 130£+shipping
  • Nike Tiempo Air Legend Fg 7uk 8us 41eu, 9/10                                           Price: 60£+shipping

PayPal accepted!

Message me: toffem@outlook.com

Nike, Nike, Nike…


Can you imagine that these boots are getting old and soon they will be hard to find?! For example the Nike Magista Obra first colourway was released for World Cup in Rio 2014, so already 2 years since they were released. Still think this first colourway is one of the best! Also we have had the pleasure to use knitted boots with collar in over 2 years. Time flyes 😛


The two other boots are a bit newer, the Nike Tiempo Legend V R10 “Touch of Gold” was released in September 2015. They were limited edition with only 3000 pairs made in the world. Nike used the finest leather, Alegria leather, and trust me it’s one of the softest uppers ever made! 


And last but not least the Nike Mercurial Superfly IV 324K released in January 2016 in limited numbers only. One of the cleanest Mercurial releases in this year. They were made to celebrate C.Ronaldo goal scoring record in Real Madrid CF, I have a feeling that there will be many more CR7 boots yet to come 😉

All and all I think these are some of the best releases from Nike in past 2 years time!

Nike Tiempo Legend V R10 Premium “Touch of Gold”

  
My latest addition is the Nike Tiempo Legend V R10 Premium also called “Touch of Gold”! Designed for the 2004 and 2005 Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldinho.

  
Made of the purest leather the Nike Tiempo Legend V R10 is an update to the Nike Tiempo Air Legend I back in 2005. Everyone remebers Ronaldinhos crossbar challenge on YouTube!

  
This boot was a limited released in 2015 and sold out in under an hour! Only 3000 pairs made and they are all individually numbered, which is always a bonus. My pair is numbered 2932 of 3000.

  

The past and present time!

Remember the past and look to the future!  
In 1994 the football world changed when Nike released Tiempo and Adidas released Predator. Before that Puma had basically ruled the football boot market. But Nike and Adidas made a great expression to both the players and audience in 1994 World Cup in USA. In final between Italy and Brazil most of the players wore the Nike Tiempo or Adidas Predator! (Nike Tiempo in the picture is a remake from 2009.)

 It’s 2016 and both brands doing strong having knitted boots on market! When the knitted boots came out in 2014 there was some positive and negative reaction, as always when something new appears. But still everyone of us were curious to test this new knitted material.

Nike “Radiant Reveal Pack”!

  

(Picture: Unisportstore.com-Unisport.com )

It has been lately many blackouts and whiteouts, but now as we getting closet to spring break Nike is revealing the coming “Radiant Reveal Pack” with some serious colours! Which pair do you fancy most? For me it has to be Vapor, Superfly or Magista Obra!

Nike event 18.11-19.11 in Munich

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I was invited by Nike to participate in a launch event for Nike Tiempo 6. The event was on 18.11-19.11.2015 in Munich, Germany. Since I own few pair of Nike Tiempo boots, Nike asked me if I would like to bring them with me and display them on the event.
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The plane departure from Helsinki, Finland around 8 AM in local time and arrived in Munich around 9.30 AM local time. In Munich airport I had a private driver waiting for me, so once I got out from the terminal I saw a well-dressed man holding a sign saying Nike. He helped me with my bags and led me to an all-black BMW 730. He even opened the car door for me so I could take the back seat. Driver also asked if I want any water or lemonade, and what kind of music do I want to listen. Haha I never believed I would get a ride like this.
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After a half hour of drive we arrived in the hotel in Munich, from the outside you could tell it was a fancy 5 star hotel.
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I got to the room and found some really cool Nike equipment on my bed, later I heard that everyone were given different products which was quite nice. I was a bit nervous, but in a good way, as everything had happened so fast. After about one and a half hour the rest of the people started to arrive to the Hotel. It was really nice to meet the guy who first had contacted me about the event, bloggers, YouTubers and some of the other collectors who I never had a chance to talk in person before, just online. Everything went really smooth as we all shared the same passion.
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Before the actual event we ate lunch at the hotel. I also saw F. Ribery with he´s son staying at same hotel as we did.
The event was located about 30 mins from center of Munich in an old factory building, there was no public entrance. We walked through a hallway to the first display room; it was called the “bootheads” or collectors room. Here Nike had displayed some boots from Nike Tiempo collection, including my pair Nike Tiempo Air Legend II EC08. The room was stunning and professionally designed. The wall in the end of the room had a countdown display.
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After the countdown the wall opened and we walked through the hallway to the next room with a stage where the Tiempo 6 was displayed. We were around 200 people in there, everything from bloggers, YouTubers, media, Nike crew and 3 collectors me included. Shortly we were asked to step down from the stage as they were about to talk about the new boots and meet Jerome Boateng and Antonio Rudiger.
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It was time for us to interview and meet Jerome Boateng, Antonio Rudiger and Alessandor Florenzi. I asked them a simple question “What was your first football boots?”
Luckily I also got a selfie with Boateng.
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We were also shown the new Nike Liquid Chrome pack. I met some great people and talked about football boots in general. Next was the Tiempo 6 tryout, so we headed back to the busses and drove to a practice arena. The locker rooms were awesome as Nike had put all the needed training gear on individual seat place and they even printed our InstaGram name on the floor. We played a game 11 vs. 11 with referees and coaches. The media captured all on camera.
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After the game we were supposed to have a dinner all together, but all 3 collectors were invited to dine with some of the leaders and designers for Nike Football. It was a great evening and I think we gave them some good ideas.
It truly was a trip I will never forget!

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Football boots collector @toffem

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