Special-Edition Nike TiempoX Proximo Pirlo Boots Released

In addition to the Tiempo Legend VI special-edition boots Nike created for midfield maestro Andrea Pirlo, the brand also unveiled a FootballX version designed to be used on indoor surfaces.

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 Pirlo's dual careers as a footballer and winemaker, Nike Football has crafted a limited edition Tiempo Pirlo.

Nike TiempoX Proximo SE Pirlo - Merlot / Vivid Metallic Gold / Sail

This image shows the all-new Nike TiempoX Proximo Andrea Pirlo soccer boots.

Inspired by Pirlo's passion for wine, the special-edition Nike TiempoX Proximo boots boast a premium Alegria leather in a 'Merlot' colorway that derives from the juice of the grape.

Both as a nod to Pirlo's Pratum Coller winery, which has a similar logo, and to Italy's four World Cup wins, four gold stars appear on the heel. 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 of the TiempoX Proximo Pirlo edition.

Designed to be used on indoor-court surfaces, the special-edition Pirlo Nike TiempoX Proximo football shoes combine the iconic design of their on on-pitch namesakes with the relatively new TiempoX model. Read more about the latter's tech features here.

Available from September 19, 2016, the special-edition Pirlo Nike TiempoX Proximo soccer shoes retail at a price of $175.

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