Nike Kicks Off New Season With Air Zoom Mercurial And Tiempo Upgrades

We're entering the final bend before fall, that time of year synonymous with the start of the European season and the first cleat launches of the campaign. A lot is going to be happening over the next couple months with the World Cup fast approaching, but Nike is up first with the "Lucent Pack," which introduces new color ways for the Air Zoom Superfly, Air Zoom Vapor, Tiempo Legend IX and Phantom GT II.

The Air Zooms are now Nike's flagships silos, and the Lucent Pack ends summer with an eye-popping "Yellow Glow/Sunset Stroke" combination. You're going to be highly identifiable in these, so stop reading and start training.

Nike Air Zoom soccer

Nike Air Zoom soccer

Nike Air Zoom soccer

And now a look at the Tiempos in "Guava Ice." That has a beautiful sound to it, and these are beautiful boots. I feel like they could entice Andrea Pirlo out onto the pitch at Karagümrük as player-manager. 

Nike Tiempo Legend IX

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Nike Tiempo Legend IX

I don't know about these Phantoms, but maybe you'll appreciate them more.

Nike Phantom

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The cleats are available now at SOCCER.com