Nike launches Pirlo-themed line of cleats

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by CHRISTIAN ARAOS

Andrea Pirlo will have his own line of Nike Tiempo cleats and they will reflect his esteemed footballing career — and yes, his burgeoning career as a winemaker.

Nike says the boots are made of Algerian leather tinted to look like a glass of Merlot. The sole liner is made from cork and “Aged Since ’94” is on the heel, a nod to when Pirlo made his debut and how his career has aged like fine wine. Furthering the wine homages, the shoes are boxed in wood cases.

Pirlo, after careful studying, approves.

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The shoes will be available Sept. 19 on Nike’s website and on the Nike Football app.

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