Nike TiempoX Pirlo Proximo SE IC - Merlot/Sail/Metallic Gold
IN - Indoor
Known for his vintage performances on the pitch, the Special Edition Nike TiempoX Pirlo Proximo IC football boots honour an icon with a nod to his off-field passion for wine.
CELEBRATE A VINTAGE CAREER
Featuring a premium Alegria leather upper in a stunning merlot colourway inspired by the juice of the grape, the Nike TiempoX Pirlo Proximo SE IC pays tribute to the iconic Italian and his love of winemaking.
Four stars on the heel reference those in the logo of Pirlo's winery, Pratum Coller, as well as honouring Italy's World cup titles while the Italian flag adorns the tips of the laces.
Acknowledging Tiempo's heritage and the process of producing wine, 'Aged since '94' is stamped on the genuine cork sockliner. The shoes are packaged like a bottle of wine and are supplied with an extra performance sockliner.
The tongueless construction wraps the foot and the foam heel counter cushions it for a snug, locked down fit while interior silicone dots grip the sockliner to prevent slippage.
Soft alegria leather on the vamp delivers a superior touch and a dual-density Lunarlon midsole offers responsive cushioning and stability. A non-marking outsole with a hexagonal traction pattern provides reliable grip.
Due to the fact that these boots are extremely limited edition, there is a limit of one pair per order.
Please also be aware that due to the expected popularity of these boots, they will likely sell out very quickly. As a result, you are not guaranteed a pair until you have received an Order Confirmation email.
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Firm GroundBoots with Firm Ground soleplates are only to be used on natural short-grass surfaces that is firm underfoot but may be slightly wet. Designed specifically for this playing surface, they offer acceleration, comfort and enhanced traction, dispersing stud pressure evenly across the foot. FG soleplates are fixed (not removable) and are used worldwide; wetter countries tend to use them spring to autumn. FG boots are not to be used on artificial ground (AG) surfaces as the construction is not designed for the extra friction. FG boots used on AG surfaces will invalidate the manufacturer’s warranty.
Soft GroundSoft Ground (SG) soleplates are specifically designed for use on wet and soft to very soft natural grass pitches that may also be muddy and/or waterlogged. Used worldwide, mainly during winter months, boots made for soft ground have removable, replaceable screw-in studs that can be plastic, entirely metal or metal-tipped and typically come in a six-stud configuration (4 at the forefoot, 2 slightly longer at the heel). Screw-in studs must be checked and tightened before use as during manufacture they are machine-inserted and may be loose.
TurfTurf (also called Astro Turf) is an older, more unforgiving type of synthetic-grass surface consisting of either sand or water-based carpet typically laid on concrete. Subsequently a harder and faster surface, boots for use on turf (TF) usually have a cushioned midsole and a very durable, flat, multi-lugged or dimpled rubber outsole because turf requires light stud penetration. Owing to the hard nature of the surface and the friction it creates, no other outsole type should be used on turf and will result in considerable wear to the studs and soleplate edges and may result in injury.
Artificial GrassArtificial Grass surfaces (also known as an all-weather surface) typically consist of 3G (rubber crumb) or 4G (longer pile, combination of rubber/sand infill, more closely resembling actual grass). Fifth generation artificial grass is yet to be widely used. Boots made for AG are specifically designed, usually with less nylon to increase durability for the extra abrasion associated with synthetic grass and feature more numerous and densely concentrated studs. They may also vary in height for improved traction and/or hollowed-out to reduce weight and enhance cushioning. AG boots can also be used on firm ground (FG), though performance will depend on how dry and firm it is.
StreetStreet typically describes pitches or surfaces that are often found in inner-city residential areas. They consist of varying hard surfaces such as tarmac, paved or concreted hard-court areas and are often contained by a 'cage' constructed of steel or wire netting. Shoes for play on Street (ST) pitches will have an outsole made of extra hard-wearing rubber with a multi-lugged traction pattern similar in appearance to turf shoes. They also usually have midsole cushioning for shock absorption and comfort and are equipped with extended rubber toe bumpers to cope with scuffing.
IndoorIndoor surfaces for small-sided games such as 5-a-side and Futsal are usually flat, extremely hard and unforgiving and typically consist of varnished wood, linoleum or a smooth, painted synthetic or composite material. For grip, indoor outsoles (IN) are usually flat to maximise ground contact and slick in appearance with a minimal, non-aggressive traction pattern or grooves for flex and to dissipate surface moisture. They typically use non-marking moulded gum rubber and usually have midsole cushioning for shock absorption and comfort. Indoor shoes cannot be used on abrasive street surfaces such as concrete or gravel as they will quickly wear out.