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Nike Tiempo Ronaldinho Breaks The Mold

Ronaldinho_20_10R_Boot_011.jpgIn an age of boots that look more like children’s toys than sporting equipment, we were pleasantly surprised that the most wonderfully “retro” (as the kids say) pair of boots in ages comes straight from the world’s most creative player – Ronaldinho.

The Barcelona star was delighted that Nike wanted to add him to an elite group of athletes, including Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods, by developing a signature line of Nike products just for him – headed by the new Tiempo Ronaldinho boots. Working closely with famed Nike designer Tom Minami throughout the design process, the boots embody Ronaldinho’s personality and style.

Starting with a classy traditional black, they also feature tri-coloured stitching to reflect Ronnie’s three loves in life – family (yellow), samba (orange) and joy (red). Even the tongue flips over to reveal the words alegria and paixao, which our Portuguese mate tells us mean ‘joy’ and ‘passion’.

In an age of boots that look more like children’s toys than sporting equipment, we were pleasantly surprised that the most wonderfully retro (as the kids say) pair of boots in ages comes straight from the world’s most creative player – Ronaldinho.

The Barcelona star was delighted that Nike wanted to add him to an elite group of athletes, including Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods, by developing a signature line of Nike products just for him – headed by the new Tiempo Ronaldinho boots. Working closely with famed Nike designer Tom Minami throughout the design process, the boots embody Ronaldinho’s personality and style.

Starting with a classy traditional black, they also feature tri-coloured stitching to reflect Ronnie’s three loves in life – family (yellow), samba (orange) and joy (red). Even the tongue flips over to reveal the words alegria and paixao, which our Portuguese mate tells us mean ‘joy’ and ‘passion’.

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Luckily for those of us who are a bit, shall we say, crap™ at football Ronaldinho also wanted a boot that performed at the highest level. He insisted that it be designed to feature a larger striking surface area to increase the sweet spot, as well as a stud system that gives greater control when dribbling and rolling the ball. Perfect for the next time you want to do this.

A high-performance boot with fantastic styling that won’t get your shins kicked in. What more could you ask for?

The Nike 10R range, including the Tiempo Ronaldinho boot, is out now. For more information simply head over to www.nikefootball.com. CaughtOffside will also be featuring a product review and even giving away a pair of the new boots in the coming days so keep an eye out.