Nearly 20 years ago, in 1994, Italy and Brazil took to the pitch in Pasadena, California to play for the world’s biggest prize, the football World Cup. While all 22 players shared the same dream of winning, ten wore the same boot, the Nike Tiempo Premier – Nike’s first ever boot.
It’s difficult to believe now, but 20 years ago Nike was still an upstart company. However, that Final, which was memorable for Robert Baggio’s penalty miss that handed the trophy to Brazil, propelled the company to unparalleled heights. And it all began with the Tiempo.
Tiempo has since become a football icon. In celebration, Nike has introduced the Tiempo ’94, a shoe for everyday style that draws from the heritage of the boot that started it all, as well as the Tiempo Legend V, a boot that brings new innovation to the pitch.
If you’re in the market for a new pair of boots, then the mantra ‘the old uns are the best uns’ rings true.