Nike are honouring one of our generation’s true greats with a limited edition football boot, in the form of the Nike Tiempo Legend V Premium – Totti.
Designed to pay homage to one of the most consistent one-club-men in the game, Nike resurrect the tongue on their heritage line for the first time since 2011, having removed it on the Tiempo IV.
Nike packaging has long included the statement: “Engineered to the exact specifications of championship athletes.”
One of those championship athletes in particular, Francesco Totti, has continued to request the iconic Tiempo tongue on his boots and Nike has delivered for him through the years.
Now, with Totti as Nike Football’s muse, the limited-edition Nike Tiempo Legend V Premium – Totti will be available, featuring the Tiempo tongue and honoring the player who wears it.
For those not in the know, Totti requests the tongue to go with his boots because the tongue creates a more uniform striking area that helps Totti when the Italian legend does his unique chipped shots.
“I have always played with boots that had a tongue and for me, this detail on the product 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 and grants a great touch of the ball. It’s a classic boot that helps me perform at my best when I’m on the pitch.”
“This specific version of the Tiempo has a beautiful color since it’s a perfect mix between classic elements like the black upper and more innovative ones like the chrome details on the Swoosh and the tongue.
The tongue itself makes this boot really unique and is a key element for me in a football boot.” – Francesco Totti
As well as the tongue, Nike have kitted out the ‘Totti Tiempo’ with a unique graphic on the packaging and sockliner, inspired by Roman warriors and gladiators – sharp-eyed fans might also note a subtle tribute to Totti’s shirt number – 10 – in the mouthpiece of the logo.
A fitting tribute to a player who has fought for countless points and goals at the heart of the eternal city, the Swoosh and Tongue are kitted out in Chrome, not only for a premium finish but also to mirror the silver of armour.
The Nike Tiempo Legend V Premium – Totti features exquisite craftsmanship and quilted Alegria leather – the same material as the Tiempo XX that launched in January last year.
It is protected by Nike Hypershield and resists overstretch, retaining the Tiempo’s timeless shape and performance.
Three-thousand individually numbered pairs of the Tiempo Legend V Premium will be available globally on nike.com and at select retailers March 5.