Verdict from 6 experts and 57 user reviews

8 reasons to buy

  • Most reviewers praise the overall comfort of the Nike Tiempo Legend VIII Elite Firm Ground soccer cleat. 
  • A pair of customers say that this Nike soccer cleat  is lightweight. 
  • The Quadfit mesh material comfortably wraps around the baseballer’s foot, conclude several users. 
  • The kangaroo leather upper delivers good ball touch according to a handful of customers. 
  • The soccer cleat doesn’t need much break-in time, say a couple of reviewers. 
  • The outsole configuration of this firm ground soccer cleat delivers aggressive traction. 
  • Another player shares that one can expect clean shots and passes from this model. 
  • A user says that he did not develop blisters and did not feel any pressure points when wearing this soccer cleat. 

3 reasons not to buy

  • Several users say that you can’t enjoy the kangaroo leather as much as you should because of the Quadfit construction that envelops the foot instead. 
  • A couple of customers point out that the cleat is bulkier than its predecessor. 
  • One of the customers of this soccer cleat says that he experiences a durability issue with his pair.  After only a month’s use, his cleat ripped and started splitting. 

Bottom line

While the Nike Tiempo Legend VIII Elite Firm Ground soccer cleat is impressive in and of itself, the cleat seems to be neither an improvement or a step back from its predecessor. The pair still delivers in terms of comfort and ball touch through its kangaroo leather upper and Quadfit technology. Its legacy Hyperstability soleplate is as aggressive as ever on the firm ground courts. While this price tag is quite steep, it’s generally still well worth the investment. 

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Good to know

The Nike Tiempo Legend VIII Elite Firm Ground soccer cleat combines comfort, touch, and aggressive traction and brings them into firm ground courts. The kangaroo leather upper provides its well-known fit and excellent touch on the ball. The Quadfit mesh lining, on the other hand, is one for a snug fit as it envelops the foot. This is paired with a Flyknit tongue that wraps under the arch for a supportive feel. 

For optimal ball control even in wet weather conditions, the brand’s All Conditions Control technology has been made part of the shoe’s construction. 

A lightweight Hyperstabillty soleplate is constructed with a total of thirteen studs. It is a combination of conical, bladed, and chevron cleats. Keeping the same configuration as its predecessor, the setup ensures optimal multidirectional traction on firm ground courts. 

The Nike Tiempo Legend VIII Firm Ground shoe creates a snug but comfortable fit through its Kangaroo leather and Quadfit mesh makeup. Reinforcing this is a supportive Flyknit tongue with a central lacing system that allows for fit customization.

The upper of the Nike Tiempo Legend VIII Elite Firm Ground is composed of kangaroo leather infused with Quadfit technology. This fusion of elements provides a good ball touch and a snug fit fresh out of the box. The ball touch is taken care of by the soft k-leather element bearing a diamond pattern pressed into it. This leather-type is also well-known for its ability to mold into the shape of the player’s foot creating another level of fit personalization. Topping this layer is All Conditions Control which ensures ball control no matter the weather condition. 

Hand in hand with this is a Quad-fit mesh lining. This element comfortably hugs the player’s foot while adding structure. A Flyknit tongue also wraps around the arch area to create support. 

The outsole of this Nike Tiempo Legend model carries the same outsole as its predecessor. Donning a lightweight Hyperstability plate with an aggressive stud configuration, the area carries a combination of conical, bladed, and chevron studs. The forefoot has a total of nine studs while the heel area has four. The setup used ensures reliable multidirectional traction, especially in firm ground courts. 

Nike Tiempo Legend VIII Elite “Under the Radar” Firm Ground

The Under the Radar colorway for the Nike Tiempo Legend VIII features a predominantly black shade with blue accents. The entire look encapsulates a stealth look with a traditional feel through its blue accents. The upper, for one, is colored in the inky hue. This goes all the way down to the soleplate. Creating contrast for this is are the blue colored Swoosh logo as well as the Tiempo branding found at the heel area. The stud is also partially covered in the sky-like shade. 

Nike Tiempo Legend VIII Elite “Nouveau” Firm Ground

The all-white colorway of the eighth Nike Tiempo Legend Elite model brings a fresh new look to the soccer field. The upper is drenched in a basic white shade while an iridescent Swoosh element makes the overall design pop.

Nike Tiempo Legend VIII Elite “Neighborhood Pack” Firm Ground

This color pack is primarily drenched in a grey upper. The Nike Swoosh logo pops out with a bold black coloring outlined in red. At the heel area and sides,  zip codes that are likely the birthplaces of Nike players are featured. These are printed in red. The soleplate is also in grey with the studs in the fiery hue.

The Nike Tiempo Legend VIII Elite Firm Ground is available in several colorways including: 

  • Black/Blue Hero/Black 
  • Hyper Royal/Deep Royal Blue/Racer Blue/White 
  • White/Pure Platinum/Wolf Grey/White

  • A turf version of this soccer cleat has been made available by the Swoosh. 
  • The pair features a fully removable insole with Nike grip technology. 
  • In a size 9 US, the Nike Tiempo Legend VIII Elite FG  weighs at 7.55 ounces (214 gm).


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