With the recent news that Ronaldinho has officially retired from pro soccer, Nike has celebrated the iconic superstar with a line-up of new short sided shoes. They are part of a new 10R City Collection, with the initial shoes in the series highlighting Ronaldhino’s exploits at his first footballing homes: Porto Alegre and Paris.
The silhouette, the LegendX, follows Ronaldhino’s origins in small-sided play. Speaking about his childhood, he said;
I used to play in the streets all the time, 24/7 with the ball on my feet. That helped me develop a bond with the ball. We didn’t have video games, Internet and all those types of distractions, so I was always playing. I really miss those times.
Both shoes share a red, orange and yellow samba stitching. These represent family, music and joy, respectively. Further ode to Ronaldhino’s personality comes with the printing of, “I play with music in my head,” under the tongue of each shoe and translated to the language associated with the individual city. A tonal 10R emboss on the toe boxes and printed shaka hands on the sockliners complete the designs.
Performance summary: A calf leather upper provides a durable fit and soft touch. An internal mesh liner prevents overstretching. Eyelet cables offer a close and adaptive fit. Elastic gussets hold the tongue in place so it doesn’t move during play. Lunarlon midsole gives you plenty of comfort to play all day long.A flat rubber outsole provides traction on indoor and street surfaces
Best part about it all is that there is no waiting around for this collection to drop. I doubt you need me to tell you that they are unlikely to hang around too long – these are just too good!
You can find them available right now at soccer.com.