The Nike Tiempo Pirlo Celebrates Andrea Pirlo's Obsession With Wine-Making

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Sep 13, 2016
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Italian soccer player Andrea Pirlo has long been praised for aging like a fine wine and becoming a better player with age, and now Nike has gone ahead and launched an absolutely gorgeous limited edition soccer shoe to celebrate the player's unmatched class on the ball as well as his well-known affinity for wine and wine-making.

The Nike Tiempo Pirlo shoe is accordingly drenched in a wonderfully evocative Merlot purple shade, with eye-popping contrasts offered up by the white Nike swoosh and four gold stars on the rear of the shoe -- to honor Italy's four World Cup titles.

Nike has long been renowned for its ability to churn out basketball shoes that feature looks inspired by players' hobbies and interests, and the company is now bringing this philosophy to its soccer shoes with offerings like the Tiempo Pirlo, a limited-edition shoe that is as classy as the player that it celebrates.