This release has been on the cards throughout Francesco Totti’s entire career, even if most of that time was spent wearing Diadora boots. Nike has wised up and created one of the most epic, stylish, assertive releases of all time and they represent Totti’s game to an absolute tee.
Welcoming the limited edition Nike Tiempo Legend V Premium that features an iconic fold-over tongue, exquisite craftsmanship and a quilted Alegria leather. The upper is protected by Nike Hypershield and resists overstretch, retaining the Tiempo’s timeless shape and performance.
(Release Date: March 5th on Nike.com)
Totti, who was a long standing Diadora player up until a few seasons back, has continually requested the iconic Tiempo tongue on his bootssince switching to the swoosh. Nike has delivered for him through the years, providing him with boots that were unreleased to the market. Now, with Totti as Nike Football’s muse, this limited-edition Tiempo Legend V Premium will be available to players, featuring the Tiempo tongue while honoring the player who wears it.
I have always played with boots that had a tongue and for me, this detail on the product is very important. I wear the Tiempo because it is a comfortable boot with a soft leather upper that adapts well to the foot’s shape and grants a great touch of the ball. It’s a classic boot that helps me perform at my best when I’m on the pitch.
Totti has played his entire legendary career with AS Roma, becoming the club’s top goal scorer and its most-capped player. His reputation as a warrior inspired Nike’s design team to place a unique logo on the sockliner that incorporates Totti’s uniform number (10). The tongue and Swoosh of this boot also play off the warrior inspiration with a metallic aesthetic designed to mimic armor.
This specific version of the Tiempo has a beautiful color since it’s a perfect mix between classic elements like the black upper and more innovative ones like the chrome details on the Swoosh and the tongue. The tongue itself makes this boot really unique and is a key element for me in a football boot.
As a limited edition release, three-thousand (3,000) individually numbered pairs of the Tiempo Legend V Premium will be available from March 5th. If you want a pair, mark that date in your calender as they are guaranteed to sell out pretty darn quick!
The place to find them will be on Nike.com.