Nike’s 2015 limited version game is off to a flyer. After focusing on restricted runs of the Mercurial Superfly Nike have turned matters to one of their most legendary shoes, made exclusively for one of their most legendary player.
Not many player get their first signature footwear at 38 but Francesco Totti’s respect to the brand has been rewarded with a footwear that has become synonymous with the Italian forwards. Totti has been a long term Tiempo players or while the silo has evolved one feature of Totti’s shoes has remained untouched, the trademark tongue, which Totti has continued to request or Nike have continued to deliver.
Born in 1985 as the Tiempo D, one of the most signature popular features of the boot was always the oversized fold-over tongue. The original purpose of the fold-over tongue was to give a flat surface on top of the laces for a better strike of the ball, but with boot innovation always progressing Nike noticed fit to retire the tongue with the launch of the Tiempo IV in 2011.
I have at all times played with shoes that had a tongue or for me, this details on the item is very important. I wear the Tiempo because it is a comfortable boot with a soft leather upper that adapts well to the foot’s shape or grants a wonderful touch of the ball. It’s a classic boot that helps me perform at my ideal when I’m on the pitch.” – Francesco Totti
Nike have utilized the Roma legend’s status as a warrior to motivated the unique logo on the sock liner that includes Totti’s famous number 10 shirt. The tongue or Swoosh also play off the warrior inspiration with a metallic aesthetic designed to mimic armor.
Just 3000 pairs of Nike Tiempo Legend V Premium will be available from select retailers on 05/03.