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BMF Style: Nike Magista Collection

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Courtesy of Nike | featuring the Nike Magista Collection >>


The biggest stage demands the best talent. The brightest lights deserve the boldest look. This was true, in 1994, when ten players took the pitch in Pasadena, Calif., wearing the Nike Tiempo boot, in a show of rebellious solidarity. This was true, four years later, when El Fenómeno sported the Nike Mercurial boot, forever cementing his legacy in football folklore. And it’s just as true today, as the game’s greats prepare for the pinnacle of on-pitch competition, on the grandest stage of all, in the first flyknit performance boot, the new Magista.

In honor of the summer spectacle, Nike Sportswear channels the past and present of Nike Football into two distinct collections, each brimming with on-pitch inspiration. Introducing the NIKE SPORTSWEAR MAGISTA COLLECTION.


Featuring five unique silhouettes for men and five for women, the MAGISTA COLLECTION captures the innovative spirit of the groundbreaking Magista boot. A vibrant, Volt-centric palette adorns the men’s Air Max 1, Air Max 90 Jacquard, Roshe Run Hyperfuse, Tiempo 94 Mid, and the Nike Free Flyknit Chukka. 

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Nike Free Flyknit Chukka Premium

The BMF Kicks & Sportswear Take >>

One of Nike’s best ever from its Sportswear division. Casual and performance fusion as its finest. It’s easily a shoe that can be trained in, and just as easily a shoe that can be lived in. The Flyknit upper gives great dimension and the Free sole is as brilliant as it’s always been.

Nike Air Max 1 Premium

Nike Air Max 1 Premium

The Take >>

This is a great silhouette on its own and doesn’t need much to enhance it – but it also doesn’t need much to take away from its design. The Volt/Hyper Punch hues don’t exactly add to the shoe, but don’t really take away from the design; it’s very much a middle-of-the-road look, despite the wild colors.

Nike Roshe Run HYP Premium

Nike Roshe Run HYP Premium

The Take >>

The colorblocking of this edition of the Roshe Run HYP Premium actually makes the Hyperfuse designation worth recognizing. Though only small portions of the shoe are actually fused (it’s still largely a stitched shoe, and thus, somewhat deceiving), the blocking of the Hyperfuse and mesh material makes for a more multi-dimensional look that’s attractive.

Nike Air Max 90 Jacquard Premium

Nike Air Max 90 Jacquard Premium

The Take >>

A brilliant enhancement of the Air Max 90! This version of the classic runner gives itself new depth with its blend of tightly knit panels unified in a singular body with several kinds of patterns, colors, and designs visible. The Anthracite and Volt give great bounce to the shoe in hue, and the ivory sole and laces clarify with the Hyper Turquoise lining. One of the strongest versions of the shoe that’s been produced.

Nike Tiempo '94 Mid

Nike Tiempo ’94 Mid

The Take >>

The Nike Tiempo ’94 is a run-of-the-mill shoe in its design, but considered a classic based on its sport heritage in soccer. It’s relatively unattractive, but this Magista version is actually not bad, which great credit given to its Space Blue/Volt color placement. The flappy tongue makes the shoe look even more dated than it already is and actually resembles something of a proto-1980s take on a mid-cut basketball shoe.

Nike Tiempo Premium

Nike Tiempo Trainer

The Take >>

The Tiempo Trainer is a marked improvement over its Tiempo ’94 Mid brother. The Trainer looks like a take-down mashup of the Nike Blazer and Nike Tennis Classic, but maintains good palatability with its simple color placement.

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