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Nike's Limited-Edition Tiempo Pirlo Is Inspired by Fine Wine

A merlot colored upper is complemented with a cork sockliner
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There's just one thing Italian soccer legend Andrea Pirlo obsesses over as much as his chosen sport, and that's wine, something that dates back to his childhood in Flero, where he harvested grapes at local vineyards. He now has his own winery called Pratum Coller, and to celebrate Pirlo's dual careers as a footballer and winemaker, Nike has crafted a limited edition Tiempo Pirlo boot, featuring a premium Alegria leather in distinctive merlot colorway. Details include four gold stars on the heel and plate as a nod to Italy’s World Cup titles, as well as the Italian flag featured on the lace aglet. "Aged Since ’94" printed in metallic gold on a genuine cork sockliner rounds out the details. 

Nike's limited-edition Tiempo Pirlo, arriving in both cleat and turf versions, will be available September 19 via the Nike Football App and

Release Date: 9/19/16 (Monday)

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