For poets, autumn is a wistful time of year. For people who play football, it’s just an excuse to pick out a new pair of boots. With boot-launch season well under way, it’s hard to fight through the countless promises of lighter, faster, cutting-edge footwear capable of anything bar driving you home after the game, so it’s tempting to keep it classic. Nike’s new Tiempo Legend IV Elite certainly ticks the nostalgia box - a serious boot in soft black leather from the same design that Eric Cantona wore in his prime. But with a carbon-fibre sole plate and Flywire technology, it’s rooted in the here and now. And to clinch the deal, it’ll look even better caked in mud next Sunday. (Nike Store, £275)
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