Here lies one of the most unique releases we have seen in a while, but given the fact Andrea Pirlo is the most interesting man in the soccer world, it is no surprise! Nike has created a new special edition release for the Italian legend, a boot that takes it inspiration from his love of wine.
If there is one thing Italian legend Andrea Pirlo obsesses as much as football, it’s winemaking. Pirlo’s history with wine goes back to his childhood in Flero, where he spent a lot of time harvesting grapes at local vineyards. His passion for fine wine led Pirlo and his family to open a winery called Pratum Coller.
To celebrate this along with all the accomplishments through his soccer career, Nike crafted the limited edition Nike Tiempo Pirlo.
As you’d expect, there are plenty of special touches to this release. The boot’s upper features premium Alegria leather in a merlot colorway inspired by the juice of the grape. Similar to Pratum Coller’s logo, four gold stars appear on the boot’s heel counter and plate to honor Italy’s World Cup titles. The Italian flag is also featured on the lace aglet. As a nod to Tiempo’s heritage and the process of producing wine, Aged Since ’94 appears in metallic gold on a genuine cork sockliner and also on the polka dot shoebox. The boots are packaged similar to a bottle of wine and include an additional performance sockliner.
If you want a limited edition pair, September 19 is the date and you will find them on the Nike Football App and at nike.com.