Sergio Ramos has joined the very limited ranks of Ronaldinho, Totti and Pirlo is getting his own player edition Nike Tiempo. The boots are being called "Sangre y Corazon" and pay homage to his values and roots.
According to Nike:
"Ramos was very involved in the boot’s design, applying personal touches throughout the process. His affinity for white Andalusian horses inspired the pearl leather colorway. The new SR4 logo that appears on the heel counter and sockliner incorporates a horseshoe into the R as an additional tribute to the Spanish war horse. Nods to Andalusia (Ramos' home region) and Spain can also be seen on the lace aglets, where the respective flags are represented alongside the names of his children."
"Another area of emphasis for Ramos is family. “Familia” is etched onto the side of each boot. The tongue of the boot reads “Rn'R,” for Ramos and (Pilar) Rubio, his longtime love. The couple has two sons, Sergio Jr. and Marco; both of their names appear within the elaborate crest on the sockliner and boot bag. The crest is in the shape of a heart that transitions from blood pumping realism to cubist interpretation. Befitting a player known as Noventa Y Ramos, "90+" appears on the upper right vessel in acknowledgment of the late game goals Ramos has scored in his career.
Ramos added, “hambre, carácter, pasión” (hunger, character, passion) along the medial side of the boot’s interior. These words carry great meaning to Ramos as he thinks about his captaincy and the legacy he intends to leave. The gold touches on the boot represent the success Ramos has had with both club and country. Gold transitions to blood red on the sole plate to round out the Corazón y Sangre storyline."
The boots are limited to 4000 pairs globally and will be available as of December 19th. Sergio Ramos will wear pair number 0004 on pitch this weekend.