Nike Release Sergio Ramos Signature-Edition Tiempo Boots

Move over CR7, this is SR4’s time to shine. Nike have unveiled a pair of absolutely gorgeous new Tiempo boots, in honour of one of the greatest centre-backs Real Madrid have ever seen.

Sergio Ramos

Let’s face it, Sergio Ramos is the marmite of football. The sheer passion and ferocity he shows on the pitch will undoubtedly please the fans of Los Blancos, while his aggressive nature and controversial style never fails to rile up his opponents. Often accused of purposefully winding up opposition players and known for his knack of getting himself sent off, it’s completely impossible to deny one thing: he’s an absolutely cracking player. At just 31 years of age, Ramos has enjoyed a glittering career at the Bernabeu ever since his switch from Sevilla back in 2005. Boasting just shy of 400 appearances for Madrid, the Galacticos skipper has clinched 4 La Liga titles, 2 Copa Del Rey’s and no fewer than 3 Champions League winner’s medals during his time there.

Even at international level, Ramos has enjoyed unbelievable success; helping Spain to the Euro 2008 and 2012 titles, alongside their first ever World Cup in 2010. A key part of arguably the greatest international team in history, Sergio Ramos is rightfully regarded as the greatest defender on the planet right now. Well, now his incredible legacy has been acknowledged by the guys over at Nike, as he follows in the footsteps of Ronaldinho and Francesco Totti in having his very own signature Tiempo boots designed.

Sporting an absolutely gorgeous white and gold colourway, the influence of the Spanish skipper is clear to see- so it was really no surprise to learn that Ramos was so heavily involved in the design process. With a strong connection with the white horses of Andalusia (his hometown), Ramos has insisted upon a pearl leather colourway as a nod to this strong affinity, while the boots are also laced with other signs of his love for the Spanish region. On the heel, you’ll find the iconic SR4 logo, with the complex design incorporating a horse shoe on the upper part of the ‘R’; on the lace aglets, you’ll even find the respective flags of both Spain and his home region. In short, these boots act as a tribute to the roots of a legendary defender, and it just so happens that the design is absolutely stunning. But it doesn’t stop there. The boots are littered with references to Ramos’ personal life and his incredible footballing career.

The names of his children and partner appear on the sockliner and tongue of the boots respectively, while the word “familia” is etched into each side. The words “90+” can also be found on the boots, acting as an apt salute to the important late goals Ramos has scored in his career- who could forget that one against Atletico in the Champions League Final? The boots implement shades of red and gold on the soleplate, adding a dash of colour to the pearl design Ramos has chosen. With the red representing the heart and desire Ramos has shown throughout his illustrious career, and the gold saluting the sheer number of trophies he has enjoyed- these boots are nothing short of a love letter from Nike addressed solely to Sergio Ramos. Known as the ‘Corazon y Sangre’ (‘Heart and Blood’) football boots, you can compare prices and find the best deals on them right here with FOOTY.COM- so what are you waiting for?

Chris is a huge Manchester United fan and an avid Draft Fantasy Football player.