Verdict from 1 expert and 100+ user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • Based on the opinions of some users, the leather used in the Nike Tiempo Legend VII Academy FG is remarkably good at its price point and comparable to the one on the Nike Premier II Firm Ground.
  • Users who were fans of the earlier Tiempo models were happy that the Tiempo Legend VII Academy FG ‘s look stayed close to the previous releases from the line.
  • The cleat's quality is impressive and is really good value for money, said some purchasers.
  • A few reviewers appreciated the lockdown they got from the cables installed in the cleat's laces.
  • Some wearers praised the comfortable fit of these firm ground cleats, mentioning that it is quite similar to the higher end versions in the Tiempo series.
  • This soccer cleat is set in a low cut design just like the Under Armour Magnetico Pro Firm Ground.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A couple of testers did not fancy the calf-skin leather of the Tiempo Legend VII Academy FG, commenting that it is quite thick.
  • According to a few users, these boots from Nike are constrict their feet a little too much.

Bottom line

The Nike Tiempo Legend VII Academy FG  is a soccer cleat that surprises with a quality that far exceeds what is expected at its rather affordable price point. The soccer cleat offers natural leather for its upper and sports a premium look that is similar to its higher-end predecessors. In terms of performance, this cleat fares very well, delivering exceptional traction and allowing for a superb control on the ball.

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Good to know

  • One of the highlights of the Tiempo Legend VII Academy Firm Ground (formerly the Tiempo Ligera IV Firm Ground) is the calf-skin leather that lines the front part of the cleat. The leather upper is soft and very durable. With added texture, it offers exceptional touch and responsiveness that enhance the overall ball control.
  • For the soccer cleat's mid-foot support, a synthetic tongue is attached to elastic gussets on each side. These attachments hold the tongue in place during plays, preventing it from sliding onto the side.
  • The laces, on the other hand, are linked with webbed eyelets that secure the foot for a close, adaptive fit.

The Nike Tiempo Legend VII Academy FG fits comfortably on the foot owing to the webbed eyelet cables that work with the laces and the molded sock liner that cushions the midsole. The soccer cleat comes in the standard sizes for men and women. It has a moderate width and fits true to size.

The Tiempo Legend VII Academy FG is built with a hyper-stability stud pattern that provides reliable traction on firm ground surfaces. This stud pattern is quite similar to that of the Legacy III, with a few tweaks. The cleat's sole unit performs efficiently as it provides unmatched grip during agile plays and sudden changes in direction.

The front upper of the Tiempo Legend VII Academy Firm Ground is lined with natural calf-skin leather. Although a bit thicker than kangaroo leather, calf-skin leather is soft, durable, and gets the job done. The added texture on the upper allows for a more sensitive touch on the ball that helps in ball handling.

  • Personalization is made available when purchasing the cleat.
  • The soccer cleat is formerly known as the Nike Tiempo Ligera IV Firm Ground.
  • The soccer cleat weighs 8.8 ounces.


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